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Week of July 15, 2018

Farmers Market @ Koreshan State Park

July 23, 2017 - 8:00am to 1:00pm EDT-July 22, 2018 - 8:00am to 1:00pm EDT
$1 environmental impact fee
More Information:
More Information: Ranger Station (239) 992-0311

Located in the Southwest region at:
Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Road
Estero, FL 33928

Join us in the historic settlement of Koreshans. Our Sunday Farmers Market offers local and organic produce, fresh seafood and dips, unique crafts, local honey, native plants, handcrafted jewelry, food, beautiful art, and cool gifts! A market pass is $1. Contact the Ranger Station at (239) 992-0311 for more information. For vendor info and applications visit http://friendsofkoreshan.org/farmers-market/

Native Plant Sale, Sundays, 8pm - 1pm @ Koreshan State Park

July 23, 2017 - 8:00am to 1:00pm EDT-July 22, 2018 - 8:00am to 1:00pm EDT
FREE during the Sunday Farmers Market
More Information:
Ranger Station (239) 992-0311

Located in the Southwest region at:
Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Road
Estero, FL 33928

Learning about and purchasing native plants can be a daunting task, but it just got easier! The Coccoloba Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society volunteers will be selling native plants at the Koreshan State Historic Site Farmers Market Sundays, 8:00am - 1 pm.  Experts will be on hand to help answer your questions and teach you about the wonderful benefits of adding native plants to your landscaping. Volunteers will also explain about the fertilizer ordinance and invasive exotic plants. For more information, visit www.FNPSCoccoloba.org or call (239) 273-8945.

Additional Information:

http://www.fnpscoccoloba.org/

Oleta Trail Blazers Work Day @ Oleta River State Park

March 19, 2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm EDT-April 18, 2021 - 9:00am to 2:00pm EDT
More Information:


Located in the Southeast region at:
Oleta River State Park
3400 NE 163rd Street
North Miami Beach, FL 33160

Come out and help the Oleta Trail Blazer mountain bike group as they volunteer to help improve the mountain biking trails in the park.  Volunteering with this group includes but is not limited to cutting small exotic trees, adding dirt to trails, repairing ramps and bridges, building new features to the trail, trimming back vegetation and much more!  if you love to ride in Oleta River State Park and also want to help make the park even better, we hope to see you at a volunteer day in the future!  Tools and equipment will be provided by the park. 

Additional Information:

Please wear proper shoes and safe clothing for outdoor physical activity.

Junior Ranger Program @ Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

July 15, 2018 - 9:30am to 2:00pm EDT-August 26, 2018 - 9:30am to 2:00pm EDT
Free with park admission ($4/vehicle)
More Information:
Leigh-Anne.Carlson@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Northeast region at:
Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park
4732 Millhopper Road
Gainesville, FL 32653

Come visit our Junior Ranger table on Sunday from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm

Learn how to become a Junior Ranger and join us for lots of cool nature activities! We will be doing critter coloring pages, native vs. invasive plants, and wildlife watching throughout the day. These activities are welcome for all ages, however the Junior Ranger program is usually appropriate for children aged 6 and up. Participants can complete the Junior Ranger CORE activities, collect passport stamps, and earn an official Junior Ranger badge, patch, or pin!

No reservation required. Meet at the table under the right side of the Millhopper's visitor center.

Additional Information:

Participant Requirements 

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

November 27, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST-December 31, 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.

Pickin' in the Park - Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

April 17, 2016 - 1:00pm EDT-October 21, 2018 - 1:00pm EDT
Free with paid park admission.
More Information:
Ranger Station, (352) 236-7148 ext. 4

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

Come enjoy local and visiting musicians perform acoustic music in a scenic area near the springs. Instruments usually include a banjo, guitar, fiddle, upright bass, and accordion. They may vary from month to month. Feel free to bring your own instrument and join in or just listen and enjoy. Hand claps and foot taps welcome!

Additional Information:

Enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Blvd. (SR 40).

Participation requirements.

The Untold Riches @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

May 20, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm EDT-December 15, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm EST
Free with park entry.
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

Get ready for some foot-stomping and toe-tapping tunes each month.  Live Bluegrass music with the Untold Riches from 1–3 p.m. Check schedule for dates. Free with Park admission.

Nature Days for Children @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

July 16, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT-July 20, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Cost is $40/child for 5 sessions or $10/day, ages 8 - 12. 
More Information:
kristin.n.wood@dep.state.fl.us; 352-793-4781

Located in the Southwest region at:
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
7200 CR 603
Bushnell, FL 33513

Nature Days Camp program that includes daily programs on birds, reptiles and amphibians, plants, insects and spiders and mammals.  Program includes walks, games, crafts and daily snacks. 

Camp Wildlife At Homosassa Springs @ Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

July 16, 2018 - 9:00am EDT to July 20, 2018 - 5:00pm EDT
Registration is $150 per child
More Information:
mthompson@capeleisurecorp.com

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

Welcome to the NEW Camp Wildlife led by Cape Leisure at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park! This year's summer camp is better than ever! We're now offering five full days of fun-filled camp with plenty to see and do, including, special animal experiences, animal meal preparation, wildlife hospital and manatee rehabilitation facility tours, hand-on activities, crafts and more. This event includes camp t-shirts, lunch, water and snacks. Two camp sessions will be held from 9 am to 5 pm: June 18-22 for 8-10 year olds and July 16-20 for 11-12 year olds. Registration is required. For more information and to register, pick up a registration form at Homosassa Springs gift stores or visit the website https://campwildlifeathomosassasprings.wordpress.com/

Additional Information:

Participant Requirements

Birding for Beginners @ Fort Cooper State Park

July 16, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:30am EDT
The event is free but donations are welcome
More Information:
naturelovingspirit@gmail.com

Located in the Northeast region at:
Fort Cooper State Park
3100 S. Old Floral City Rd.
Inverness, FL 34450

Fort Cooper State Park will be offering Beginners Birding Classes on July 12th, 13th and 16th from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM. Birding is a treasure hunt - you never know what exciting gems you will find. Bird watching is both fun and educational and takes you to places you might never go otherwise. No experience is necessary; simply patience, enthusiasm, and a love of nature. Pre-registration is required by July 9th in order to participate. Please email naturelovingspirit@gmail.com to RSVP.

Additional Information:

Participant Requirements 

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

November 27, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST-December 31, 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.

Nature Trail Walk @ Curry Hammock State Park

January 2, 2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm EST-December 31, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm EST
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.

Nature Days for Children @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

July 16, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT-July 20, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Cost is $40/child for 5 sessions or $10/day, ages 8 - 12. 
More Information:
kristin.n.wood@dep.state.fl.us; 352-793-4781

Located in the Southwest region at:
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
7200 CR 603
Bushnell, FL 33513

Nature Days Camp program that includes daily programs on birds, reptiles and amphibians, plants, insects and spiders and mammals.  Program includes walks, games, crafts and daily snacks. 

Tai Chi Tuesday @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

April 17, 2018 - 8:30am to 10:15am CDT-December 18, 2018 - 8:30am to 10:15am CST
$13 for each class plus regular park admission
More Information:
850-267-8333

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 on the third Tuesday of each month for Tai Chi Tuesday. Seated Tai Chi is 8:30a.m. – 9:15a.m. and Standing Tai Chi is 9:30a.m. – 10:15a.m. Tai Chi is a group, recreational exercise program that helps you relax and de-stress while focusing on grace, balance and breathing through slow, calm and deliberate movements. Weather permitting the group will be outside. Otherwise it will be inside the clubhouse. Group is limited to 25 participants. Class fee is $13 and does not include park admission. Park admission is paid at the ranger station upon coming in to the park for Tai Chi. Pre- registration is available until the night prior to the class either online at www.topsailparkfriends.org or at the Park Store. Day of registration is available at the Park Store before class starts only if there is space available. You can call the park store at 850-267-8333 for more information.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park sends out periodic emails regarding programs, events, news and volunteer opportunities.  You can sign up to receive these emails through the links provided below.  To receive emails regarding programs and events at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park please sign up here.  To receive emails regarding park news such as prescribed fires, park closures or wildlife sightings at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park please sign up here.  To receive emails regarding volunteer opportunities at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park please sign up here.
 

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

November 27, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST-December 31, 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.

Scavenger Hunt @ Fort Cooper State Park

July 17, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm EDT
Park entrance is $3/vehicle (2-8 people)
More Information:
Penny.A.Wilson@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Northeast region at:
Fort Cooper State Park
3100 S. Old Floral City Rd.
Inverness, FL 34450

Come join us for a scavenger hunt. You will be given clues on where to find different things while you explore Fort Cooper State Park. You will collect each rock and bring them back to show the Park ranger and claim your prize! All ages are welcome. We will meet at the pavilion at 5:30 p.m. We recommend you bring water, bug spray, sunscreen, hat or visor, camera and binoculars.

Additional Information:

Participant Requirements

Kayak Tour @ Curry Hammock State Park

January 3, 2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm EST-December 25, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm EST
Single Kayak Rental: $17.20Double Kayak Rental: $21.50
More Information:
305-289-2690

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

Take a 90-minute paddle around one of the islands that comprise Curry Hammock State Park. This ranger-led tour will give you an appreciation for the fragility of the nearshore ecosystem. You will see some of the damage man has caused and learn of the ongoing effort to preserve this valuable resource.

Additional Information:

Tours are limited to six kayaks. Visitors should bring their own or rent from the park.

Registration is recommended.

Nature Days for Children @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

July 16, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT-July 20, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Cost is $40/child for 5 sessions or $10/day, ages 8 - 12. 
More Information:
kristin.n.wood@dep.state.fl.us; 352-793-4781

Located in the Southwest region at:
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
7200 CR 603
Bushnell, FL 33513

Nature Days Camp program that includes daily programs on birds, reptiles and amphibians, plants, insects and spiders and mammals.  Program includes walks, games, crafts and daily snacks. 

Yarn Dolls @ Dudley Farm Historic State Park

July 18, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am EDT
Regular park entrance fee of $5.00/car (honor box, cash only)
More Information:
Sandra.Cashes@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Northeast region at:
Dudley Farm Historic State Park
18730 W. Newberry Road
Newberry, FL 32669

Back in the old days, children were taught how to make their own toys. There were always materials around the house that could be used to create something to play with. Come, visit the farm and learn how to make a yarn doll.

Additional Information:

Participant Requirements

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

November 27, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST-December 31, 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.

Nature Days for Children @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

July 16, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT-July 20, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Cost is $40/child for 5 sessions or $10/day, ages 8 - 12. 
More Information:
kristin.n.wood@dep.state.fl.us; 352-793-4781

Located in the Southwest region at:
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
7200 CR 603
Bushnell, FL 33513

Nature Days Camp program that includes daily programs on birds, reptiles and amphibians, plants, insects and spiders and mammals.  Program includes walks, games, crafts and daily snacks. 

Ancient Dunes Trail Hike @ Anastasia State Park

July 19, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am EDT
Free with regular park entry fees.
More Information:
chanell.guillaume@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Central region at:
Anastasia State Park
300 Anastasia Park Road
St. Augustine, FL 32080

Come enjoy a guided hike through ancient dunes shaded by a maritime hammock. Discover the park's natural communities while exploring this unique trail. Although only a mile long, this hike is more challenging than our other trails due to the natural sloping landscape.

Please meet at the Hilltop Picnic Area, near the parking lot, and we will walk into the hammock together. Suggested items to bring are binoculars, comfortable walking shoes, a camera, drinking water, bug spray, and sunscreen. This event is weather permitting and subject to cancellation.

This activity is Junior Ranger Passport Eligible! If you are a Florida State Park Junior Ranger, you can participate in this program to receive a Recreation Stamp in your Junior Ranger Passport.

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

November 27, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST-December 31, 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.

Weekly Ranger Program @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

June 1, 2017 - 9:00am CDT-December 27, 2018 - 9:00am CST
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

#20for20in2018 @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

March 20, 2018 (All day)-December 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

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park sends out periodic emails regarding programs, events, news and volunteer opportunities.  You can sign up to receive these emails through the links provided below.  Please note you will need to sign up through each link of the type of emails you wish to receive.  Signing up for one does not sign you up for the others. To receive emails regarding programs and events at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park please sign up here.  To receive emails regarding park news such as prescribed fires, park closures or wildlife sightings at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park please sign up here.  To receive emails regarding volunteer opportunities at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park please sign up here.

Nature Days for Children @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

July 16, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT-July 20, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Cost is $40/child for 5 sessions or $10/day, ages 8 - 12. 
More Information:
kristin.n.wood@dep.state.fl.us; 352-793-4781

Located in the Southwest region at:
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
7200 CR 603
Bushnell, FL 33513

Nature Days Camp program that includes daily programs on birds, reptiles and amphibians, plants, insects and spiders and mammals.  Program includes walks, games, crafts and daily snacks. 

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

November 27, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST-December 31, 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.

Kid's Corner - Environmental Activities @ Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park

July 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm EDT
Kid's Corner - Environmental Activities
More Information:
Leigh-Anne.Carlson@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Northeast region at:
Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park
7450 NE 60th St
High Springs, FL 32643

Join us at Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park for interactive kid's activities! From 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 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 available for all ages as well as an EnviroScape demonstration that teaches kids how watersheds work and what we can do to protect our precious water and springs.

Additional Information:

Participant Requirements

Topsail Talks - Prescribed Fire and the Forest @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

July 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am 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

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Florida Forest Service on July 20, 2018 from 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m. Come learn about Prescribed Fires and how they help the forest. This program is free with regular park admission. Topsail Talks is a monthly educational discovery series with presentations from organizations and government agencies from outside the park held on the third Friday of the month at 10am. Future dates and topics are "Native American history of the Florida Panhandle" by the Indian Temple Mound Museum on August 17 , "Microplastics and Plastic Pollution" by Dr. Laura Tiu with Florida Sea Grant on September 21 and "Coastal Dune Lakes" by the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance on October 19.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park sends out periodic emails regarding programs, events, news and volunteer opportunities. You can sign up to receive these emails through the links provided below. Please note you will need to sign up through each link of the type of emails you wish to receive. Signing up for one does not sign you up for the others.  Thank you very much for your interest in and support of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. We appreciate it and look forward to seeing you soon!  To receive emails regarding programs and events at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park please sign up here.  To receive emails regarding park news such as prescribed fires, park closures or wildlife sightings at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park please sign up here.  To receive emails regarding volunteer opportunities at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park please sign up here.