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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Nature Trail Walk @ Curry Hammock State Park

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm EDT

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
305-289-2690

Located in the Southeast region at:
Curry Hammock State Park
56200 Overseas Hwy.
Marathon, FL 33050

Join a Ranger for a one-hour guided walk along our moderately difficult, 1.5-mile hiking trail. Come out and enjoy a leisurely stroll through our rockland hammock and take in the flora and fauna of the Florida Keys. Along the way, you will gain an appreciation for the difficulties plants and animals face in the sub-tropical ecosystem.

Additional Information:

Bug spray, drinking water and closed-toed shoes or hiking boots are recommended.

The narrow trail limits the walk to twelve people, therefore reservations are recommended.

2018 Summer Adventure Camp - Museum Area @ Silver Springs State Park

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 8:30am to 4:00pm EDT

$185 per session, per camper, includes all materials, such as rocket kit, art supplies, t-shirt, snacks, lunch, insurance, and admission fees. Personal checks, money orders, and cash are accepted. No credit cards. Make checks and money orders payable to: Silver River Museum.

More Information:
Call the Silver River Museum, 352-236-5401, or email drucilla.dickensheet@marion.k12.fl.us

Located in the Central region at:
Silver Springs State Park
1425 NE 58th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34470

From "Spears to Rockets", campers will learn about Stone Age Tools, Pioneer Ingenuity, and Modern Marvels while doing activities that center on team-building games, fun crafts, and friendly competitions. Educational topics cover a wide range of Florida history and science, such as:

  • Ice Age: tomahawk throws, archery, and archaeology dig
  • Pioneer Life: exploring the pine forest, animal track ID, campfire cooking, candle making
  • Modern times: pontoon boat ride, rocket launching, movie night

This camp is a program of Marion County Public Schools and the Silver River Museum & Environmental Education Center.

  • This is a day camp with no overnight stays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • There are three one-week sessions (June 4 through June 22)
  • Ages 8-12.

Additional Information:

Enter the park through the camping & museum entrance, 1425 NE 58th Avenue, (also known as State Road 35 or Baseline Rd.) to access the Silver River Museum.

For camp application packets and more details, or for more information about the Silver River Museum, visit their website.

Campers are accepted to the Silver River Museum Summer Adventure Camp on a first come, first serve basis.  Capacity will vary.  Payment must accompany registration forms. When a camp session is booked full, campers may be placed on a waiting list. In the event of an opening, campers on waiting lists will be contacted in the order in which their applications were received.

For participation requirements, please contact the camp director to decide whether the program is a good fit for your camper.

Gardening for Pollinators @ Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT

This program is free with paid park admission.

More Information:
For more information, contact the park at 850-487-4556.

Located in the Northwest region at:
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
3540 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, FL 32309

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park invites you to help us celebrate Pollinator Week which takes place June 18-24, 2018. Ranger Cassia will kick off the celebration with a Gardening for Pollinators program on Tuesday, June 19th. We will discuss our common local pollinators and how to attract them to your garden. We will visit the Maclay Gardens pollinator garden and discuss the principles of planting for pollinators.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT

Free with park admission.

More Information:
(561) 624-6952

Located in the Southeast region at:
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive
North Palm Beach, FL 33408

Join us for a guided exploration of MacArthur Beach State Park daily at 10:00 a.m.  Meet in front of the Park's Nature Center. 

Additional Information:

Bring a water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellant.

Junior Ranger Program @ Ponce de Leon Springs State Park

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm CDT

Regular park entrance fees apply.

More Information:
amy.j.thompson@dep.state.fl.us or (850) 708-6075

Located in the Northwest region at:
Ponce de Leon Springs State Park
2860 State Park Road.
Ponce de Leon Springs, FL 32455

Kids will enjoy the chill of Ponce de Leon Springs and explore with park staff and complete Junior Ranger activity sheets. Those who complete the activities and take the oath, will become official Junior Rangers. The activities are geared for youths ages 5-12, however anyone can come along and enjoy this fun time in the park. Bring a water bottle and sunscreen is recommended. Participants must be accompanied by an adult.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

#20for20in2018 @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 (All day)

Event is free.  This event is NOT inside the park.  It is outside the park at various locations throughout Walton County, Florida.  Check the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park's Facebook page for clues on the location of the gift. 

More Information:
850-267-8330

Located in the Northwest region at:
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park as it celebrates its twentieth birthday of being a Florida State Park in 2018.  To celebrate, the park is giving away twenty presents.  On the 20th of each month, starting in February, there will be one or two gift(s) hidden somewhere in Walton County, Florida for people to find.  Hints about where the gift is hidden will be posted on the Facebook page of the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park that day until the gift is found.   The first person to arrive at the location where the gift is will get to take it home with them.  There will also be a Birthday Party in August as part of the Sea Turtle Baby Shower event that month so stay tuned for more information. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

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