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Thursday, June 21, 2018

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

Thursday, June 21, 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.

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Thursday, June 21, 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.

Weekly Ranger Program @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 9:00am CDT

Program is free with regular park admission. 

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

Discuss, learn about and explore the park with a Ranger.  Thursday Ranger Program starts at 3pm.  Check at the Ranger Station for current week's topic and starting location. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Hello Humans, I'm A Honey Bee! @ Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am EDT

The 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 join us as we celebrate National Pollinator Week. Beekeeper and Park Ranger Cassia Wagner will be dressed as a honey bee and give a First Person account of life as a worker honey bee. This program will take place outdoors on the Visitor Center lawn. Please wear sun protection and bring a camp chair. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Junior Ranger Program @ Camp Helen State Park

Thursday, June 21, 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:
Camp Helen State Park
23937 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Kids will enjoy exploring Camp Helen 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

Living with Black Bears program @ Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm EDT

There is no charge to attend this program.

More Information:
Susan Strawbridge, Park Services Specialist; (352) 628-5445

Located in the Northeast region at:
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
4150 S. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19)
Homosassa, FL 34446

Flori Lindsay of the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission will give us an update on the Florida black bear population which has recovered from historically low numbers and is considered a great conservation success story. At the same time, Florida’s population has greatly increased and bears and people encounter each other more than ever. Learn how to coexist with this incredible species and become BearWise to ensure they remain a valued part of Florida’s natural heritage. The program will be held in the Florida Room at the park’s Visitor Center located on US 19.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Tequesta Drum Circle @ Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 7:00pm EDT to Friday, June 22, 2018 - 12:00am EDT

$10.00 per person

More Information:
jenni.leve@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Southeast region at:
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
3109 East Sunrise Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Moon Path Circle

The Proud Sponsor of:

Tequesta Drum Circle

Summer Solstice 2018

Bring your drums and dance

to celebrate the change of the seasons

with this bonfire event

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

7:00PM-11:45PM

$10.00 entry fee

18 & under must be accompanies with and adult

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

3109 E. Sunrise Blvd.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304