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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Morning Nature Walk @ Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 8:00am to 9:30am EST

Free with paid park admission.

More Information:
jeffrey.hugo@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Northwest region at:
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
465 Wakulla Park Drive
Wakulla Springs, FL 32327

Wakulla Springs State Park will host a ranger-led early morning trek through its varying forest communities. The air is cool and crisp. The trees are bare. Flocks of wintering songbirds may be heard if not seen. Seek out life in the sleeping forest. Plan for breakfast or brunch in the Wakulla Springs Lodge.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Volunteer Work Day @ San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 8:30am to 12:00pm EST

Free park entry for volunteers.

More Information:
Ranger Station: (386) 462-7905

Located in the Northeast region at:
San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
12720 NW 109 Lane
Alachua, FL 32615

The trails are built and maintained by volunteers. The CSO hosts work days on the second Saturday of each month, and invites you to join! Typical work days are from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and include clearing and maintaining existing trails, building new trails, and improving the park's facilities. After the work day, lunch is provided. 

Meet at the CSO building at park headquarters at 8:30 a.m.

Please bring gloves, sunscreen, bug repellent, a water bottle and good humor!

Additional Information:

12720 NW 109th Lane
Alachua, FL 32615-6741
Participantion Requirements 

Cracker Village Tour - Museum Area @ Silver Springs State Park

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 10:00am EST

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
352-236-7148 ext. 4

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

Come and discover what life was like at the turn of the century in the Florida "piney woods." The cracker homestead is a replica of a 19th century pioneer settlement. This collection of buildings represents a small "Cracker'' settlement dating to the 1890s. A typical homestead of the time would have included a cabin and outbuildings such as a barn, pantry, smokehouse, and outhouse. Schoolhouses, churches, and blacksmith shops would have been found in settlements that homesteaders visited to attend social gatherings and barter for supplies. During the tour, these buildings will be open for viewing and on most tours the blacksmith's forge will be fired up. Meet at the Cracker Village across from the Silver River museum.

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 more information about the Silver River Museum visit their website.

Participation requirements.

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST

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.

Breakfast with a Ranger @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 9:00am CST

Suggested donation to the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park $5/Adult and $3/Child.  (Does not include park admission fee) 

More Information:
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, (850) 267-8330

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

The Citizen Support Organization, Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, invites you and your family to enjoy Breakfast with a Ranger.  Join the Rangers of Topsail Hill for a full service breakfast where visitors will learn about the park, its history and wildlife, and be able to ask the rangers all the questions you have been dying to ask.  This program is ideal for the whole family to enjoy.  To cover the cost of food please bring a donation $5/Adult and $3/Child which goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park.  All donations are used for various park enhancement projects and program supplies.  Breakfast is served in the Clubhouse.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Evening Cruise And Dinner @ Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 3:30pm to 7:00pm EST

$29.00 per person. (Tax, Tip, and Beverages not included) Reservations Required

More Information:
jeffrey.hugo@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Northwest region at:
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
465 Wakulla Park Drive
Wakulla Springs, FL 32327

Enjoy an early evening cruise on the scenic Wakulla River followed by the culinary delights of a dinner buffet in the historic Lodge at Wakulla Springs.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Star Gazing Event @ Collier-Seminole State Park

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm EST

Park admission fee: $5.00 per vehicle. Up to 8 people per car.

More Information:
For more info contact the Ranger Station at (239) 394-3397

Located in the Southwest region at:
Collier-Seminole State Park
20200 Tamiami Trail E.
Naples, FL 34114

Bring your chairs and enjoy a relaxing night under the stars at Collier-Seminole State Park.  You will be viewing the night skies with The Everglades Astronomical Society.  There will be an interpretive presentation followed by constellation viewing using telescopes to view stars, galaxies, planets and nebulae.  Come watch the night sky open up to you!

Additional Information:

Call the park for event update and cancellation. Event may be cancelled due to weather. (239) 394-3397

Event start time is generally thirty minutes before sunset.

Please, no dogs and no smoking.

Only flashlights with red lenses will be allowed in the event area.