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MONTHLY MILITIA MUSTER The First Saturday of Each Month @ Fort Mose Historic State Park

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 9:00am EDT to Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 11:30am EST

Admission to the Demonstration(s) is free. Visitor Center/Museum admission is $2 per person children under 6 are free.  

More Information:
Carl P. Marchand 904-823-2232 carl.marchand@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Central region at:
Fort Mose Historic State Park
15 Fort Mose Trail
St. Augustine, FL 32084

Experience musket firing demonstrations as the Castillo de San Marcos Militia trains with the Fort Mose Militia. Children are welcomed to participate in Junior Militia training using our handmade wooden toy muskets and authentic militia uniform items. Monthly musters will not be held during July and December.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Saturday Kids Discovery Nature Walks @ Highlands Hammock State Park

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 10:00am EDT to Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 11:00am EDT

Park entry fees of $6.00 per vehicle (up to eight people), $4.00 per single occupant vehicle, and $2.00 for visitors who bicycle or walk apply. There are no additional fees for the Saturday Kids Discovery Nature Walks.

More Information:
Call the Ranger Station at 863-386-6094.

Located in the Southwest region at:
Highlands Hammock State Park
5931 Hammock Road
Sebring , FL 33872

Interpretive volunteers introduce children and youth aged 5 to 13 years to Highlands Hammock through exploratory hikes, scavenger hunts, and other activities in a new program for kids.  Learn about plants, animals, habitats, niche, food chains, animal adaptations, fire ecology and more! Young people can experience adventures in nature and sharpen their skills to explore nature in the park and their own backyards. Children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult. Two Saturday morning walks are scheduled during May. Visitors who plan to participate will meet at the Music in the Park stage on May 5 and/or May 26 at 10:00 am. The walks take approximately one hour and conclude by 11:00 am. Please see Additional Information for participation requirements and other pertinent information.

Additional Information:

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please dress for the weather. Wear hiking boots or sturdy shoes, long pants and protective clothing. No flipflops or sandals. Bring water, sunscreen, insect repellent and snacks. Click on EEC RANGER - LED NATURE WALKS to review the participation requirements.

Family Fun Hikes @ Wekiwa Springs State Park

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 10:00am EDT to Sunday, September 2, 2018 - 11:00am EDT

Family Fun Hikes are included with park admission fee.

 

More Information:
Ranger Station: 407-884-2009

Located in the Central region at:
Wekiwa Springs State Park
1800 Wekiwa Circle
Apopka, FL 32712

Come join us on the first Sunday of the month for a fun and enjoyable hike for the whole family! Hikes will start at the Interpretive Pavilion.

Topics subject to change without notice.

May 6 ~              Nature hike on flora and fauna

 

June 3 ~             Wildflowers and other flora

 

July 1 ~              Natural edibles of Florida

 

August 5 ~        Short nature hike for kids and after a longer hike for adults

 

September 2 ~  Wildflowers and other flora

 

Additional Information:

Participant Requirements

Living History Weekend @ Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 10:00am EDT to Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 2:00pm EDT

Regular park admission applies.

More Information:
Kevin Bowes (305) 292-6850 kevin.bowes@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Southeast region at:
Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
601 Howard England Way
Key West, FL 33040

Dear Civil War Enthusiast,

We invite you to participate in Living History at Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park on the third weekend of each month.  These events portray the time period of 1861-1862 at a Federal fortress. First person interpretation, weapons demonstrations and camp life are featured from 10am-2pm each day. Union and Confederate soldiers, townspeople, craftspeople, and performers, are all part of the re-enactments, which focus on educating the public by sharing the history of Fort Taylor and life during the Civil War.

Additional Information:

If you are interested in getting involved and want to re-enact, please contact Kevin Bowes for assistance and information.

#20for20in2018 @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Sunday, May 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.

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