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Turtle Talk: A Sea Turtle's Journey @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

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

free with park admission

More Information:
stephanie.york@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Central region at:
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach
3100 S. Oceanshore Blvd
Flagler Beach, FL 32136

Join a park ranger for a glimpse into the intricate world of remarkable sea turtles. Participants will learn about the sea turtles' life cycle as well as their habitat, behavior and the important role they play in "the Real Florida!" Here at the park, we have many nests and are very excited to have you visit and learn how important sea turtles are to our coastal waters. Learn how your actions can help preserve these majestic turtles for generations to come!

All ages are welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult. This event is subject to cancellation due to weather conditions. We will be meeting at the beachside pavilion on the east side of the park. Program is free with park admission!

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

Friday, 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.

Guided Nature Hike @ Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm EDT

Park entry fees apply.

More Information:
libby.reinert@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Southeast region at:
Jonathan Dickinson State Park
16450 S.E. Federal Highway
Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Join us for a leisurely stroll through the scrubby flatwoods and river floodplain. Osprey, pleated woodpeckers, and barred owls are some of the wildlife that can be seen. The walk may go through muddy or wet terrain.

Sea Turtle Walk Programs @ Sebastian Inlet State Park

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 8:00pm to 11:59pm EDT

There is no fee for the program; reservations are $10/person.

More Information:
terry.otoole@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Central region at:
Sebastian Inlet State Park
9700 South Highway A.1.A.
Melbourne Beach, FL 32951

The program runs through June and July. It is only open to those who make reservations. It repeats daily except for Wednesday & Thursday nights. Participants watch a Ranger-given slide show on Florida's sea turtles. The slide show follows with a walk on the beach to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle. It can last up past midnight but most programs are over between 11 pm and midnight.

Kayaking 101 @ Dunns Creek State Park

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm EDT
More Information:
raymond.presley@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Central region at:
Dunns Creek State Park
320 Sisco Road
Pomona Park, FL 32181

The Friends of Dunns Creek State Park are excited to host their Kayaking 101 program! This program is designed for anyone interested in kayaking, particularly beginners. An instructor certified by the American Canoe Association will teach you the basics of kayaking during this three hour session. You will learn kayak safety, boarding kayaks, paddling strokes, and basic paddling maneuvers.

The training is limited to 6 participants and is $25 per person. Kayak, paddle, and Personal Flotation Device (PFD) rentals are included in the training fee. No children under 14 years of age please. Children 14-17 are able to participate ONLY with a registered parent/guardian accompanying them. Kayaking is a water sport so expect to get wet and dress accordingly. There are no refunds available for the training, unless another participant can fill the spot.

Registration is required! Please register using this Eventbrite page. For questions about the program, please contact Sam Carr, the instructor, at 386-937-3901, or the Park Office at, 386-329-3721.

Friends of Dunns Creek State Park Members are able to purchase a discounted ticket. To sign up for membership, visit http://www.friendsofdunnscreek.org/.

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