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Geology at Florida State Parks
Rocks, sediments, landforms, and water across the state tell a fascinating story. Have you ever wondered why Florida has so many lakes, springs, beaches, and sinkholes? The answer lies within Florida’s vast geological past, which intertwines human history, earth history, ecosystems and economic development.
It’s the state’s only endemic bird, which means the Florida scrub-jay is found nowhere else, and its need for a specific habitat is one reason why scrub-jay numbers are declining. The only bird species that requires a sandy, scrubby habitat to survive is the Florida scrub-jay.
Florida school groups, including vocational schools, colleges and universities, can visit a state park without paying the day-use entry fee. We also offer the statewide Learning in Florida’s Environment (LIFE) program that brings middle school students out to public conservation lands for science-based environmental education.
Tail Mail at Weeki Wachee
The world famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids want to hear from you! In an effort to promote education, the mermaids are answering letters from all students under the age of 17. This will encourage literacy and is a great way for your child to practice their best penmanship.