Beach Cleanup @ Hugh Taylor Birch State ParkSaturday, July 7, 2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm EDT
This is a fun, family event where visitors can volunteer to clean our beautiful stretch of beach. Sign in at the beach entrance next to the park's restaurant, Park & Ocean. Volunteers will need to wear closed-toed shoes and be able to walk, bend, kneel and pick up items for two hours. We recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen and a refillable water bottle.
Monthly Work Days at Maclay Gardens State Park @ Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State ParkSaturday, July 7, 2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm EDT
There is no charge for participants in these volunteer work projects.
For more information, contact the park at 850-487-4556.
Looking for volunteer opportunities for school or work? Want to give back or get involved with the community? Love being outside and want a reason to visit a state park? The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park invite you to volunteer with us! The first Saturday of the month our Florida Conservation Corps members will provide an opportunity for those in the community who may need volunteer service hours for school, scouts or other civic groups, or who just want to help the park. Children must be at least 12 years of age and anyone under 16 must be accompanied at all times by an adult. Work projects may include weeding, removal of invasive/exotic plants, or other garden or trail maintenance related activity. Be sure to dress for the weather of the day. In the event of rain or other severe conditions, contact the park before coming out. We are eager to help you get the service hours you need while helping the park in return.
Coastal Conversation And Clean Up @ Anastasia State ParkSaturday, July 7, 2018 - 8:00am to 10:00am EDT
Volunteers receive free park entry.
Join us for an educational volunteer day here at Anastasia State Park! This special event will start with an interpretive hike down to the beach to discuss the beautiful natural resources all around you on our beautiful coastline.
After the talk, guests will be provided with tools for a beach cleanup session. If you have your own set of gloves or 5-gallon bucket, please bring them so we can reduce our own waste. It can be hot, so please dress appropriately for the weather and bring sunscreen, bug spray, and any other items that will make your hike more enjoyable.
To join, please meet at the Hilltop Picnic Area where you will sign-in to participate in the program. Park entry is free for participating volunteers! Bring your family and friends and start your summer off right - active and outdoors - all while helping to contribute to the local wildlife and ecology of Anastasia State Park!
First Weekend Union Garrison @ Fort Clinch State ParkSaturday, July 7, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm EDT
$2.50 Fort Admission in addition to regular park admission.
Fort Clinch State Park, 904-277-7274
This program will allow visitors to interact with living historians to experience life in the fort as it was in 1864. The grounds will be bustling with soldiers in period costumes involved in firing demonstrations, marching drills, cooking and daily activities. Ladies in their dresses, sutlers displaying their wares, fife players and drummer boys bring every part of the civil war era to life. Come join in this unique, family friendly event.
Wild Foods Foraging Class @ Dade Battlefield Historic State ParkSaturday, July 7, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT
$3/vehicle or Florida Annual Park pass plus $5/person activity fee for ages 13 and up
Dade Battlefield is hosting a seasonal Wild Foods Foraging Class that will include a walk up to one mile on nature trails and preparation of several wild food dishes. Participants are recommended to bring water, hat, sunscreen and insect repellant.
Essential Eligibility Criteria
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
Wild Foods Foraging Class
In order to participate in this program, one:
• Must have the ability to withstand exposure to an enclosed air conditioned and/or heated building for up to 2 hours during the day.
• Must have the ability to follow visual and/or verbal instructions independently or with the assistance of a companion.
• Must have the ability to follow traverse flat terrain of asphalt and/or grassy trails for up to 1 mile, independently or with the assistance of a companion.
• Must have the ability to withstand exposure to changes in weather conditions as well as full sun for 3 hours.
Junior Ranger Program @ Paynes Prairie Preserve State ParkSaturday, July 7, 2018 - 9:30am to 3:30pm EDT
Free with park admission ($4/single occupant vehicle, $6/with 2-8 people or $2 if you ride in on your bike!)
Come visit our Junior Ranger table on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Learn how to become a Junior Ranger and join us for lots of cool nature activities! Children can complete the Junior Ranger CORE activities, collect passport stamps, and earn an official Junior Ranger badge, patch, or pin! Junior Ranger activities are appropriate for children aged 6 and up, but we will also have critter coloring pages and puzzles available for all ages.
No reservation required. Meet us inside the Visitor Center located within the main park entrance, off US 441 in Micanopy.
Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State ParkSaturday, July 7, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT
Free with park admission.
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.
Bring a water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellant.
Yoga at the Hopper @ Devil's Millhopper Geological State ParkSaturday, July 7, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT
Free with your paid entry into the park. Free for annual pass holders
Family Fun Nature Hike @ Fort Cooper State ParkSaturday, July 7, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT
Park entrance is $3/vehicle (1-8 people)
Come join us for a fun and informative hike for the whole family. The hike will start at the pavilion at 10:00 a.m. and will be led by a Park Ranger. We will walk the Dogwood Trail and visit Coot Marsh,which is approximately a one-mile hike. Suggested items to bring along are water, bug spray, sunscreen, hat or visor, camera and binoculars.
Kayaking the mangroves guided tour @ Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State ParkSaturday, July 7, 2018 - 10:00am EDT
There is a three dollar fee to enter the park, exact change is required
Join one of our park rangers for a guided paddle through Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park. This tour is perfect for kayakers of all skill levels and lasts about an hour. You will learn about our history as well as our plants and wildlife. If the tides are not cooperating then we substitute the paddle with a guided nature hike. The tour lasts about an hour to an hour and a half.
We recomend bug spray, sun block, and closed toed water shoes for the paddle.
History Tours @ Camp Helen State ParkSaturday, July 7, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am CDT
Tour is free with paid park admission.
Camp Helen State Park, (850) 233-5059
Camp Helen State Park invites you to go beyond your park visit, and discover the past and present, on a ranger guided walking tour where you can learn about the rich history of Camp Helen’s Historic District. Led by informative and entertaining rangers, you will discover and connect with the history that literally surrounds Camp Helen State Park, a Nationally Registered Historic Place.
Tours begin promptly at 10:00 am, so please meet in the Visitor Center and be sure to bring water and wear comfortable walking attire. Tours take place in the outdoors and may be subject to cancellation due to inclement weather conditions. Please see Participation Requirements.
An Evening Under the Stars @ Big Lagoon State ParkSaturday, July 7, 2018 - 7:15pm to 11:00pm CDT
Free event with regular park admission. You must arrive before sunset to pay the park entrance fees. The park closes at sunset, which varies throughout the year.
Escambia Amatuer Astronomer's Association is partnering with Big Lagoon State Park to offer an Evening under the Stars. They will have multiple telescopes available for viewing different celestial objects of interest.
Please call the Ranger Station (850) 492-1595 for current closing time.