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Sea Turtle Talk and Walk Registration @ John D. MacArthur Beach State ParkTuesday, May 26, 2015 - 9:00am EDT to Friday, July 24, 2015 - 5:00pm EDT
$10 per person
Sea turtles are returning to nest and we are hoping for another record breaking season! Last year between March and November we had a total of 1866 nests. Participants for the sea turtle walks and talks must register for this program by going to the Friends of MacArthur Beach website, www.macarthurbeach.org. the price is $10 per ticket and they are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by park staff. Registration launches on May 26 at 9:00 a.m. and fills up quickly. Walk schedule starts on June 1 and runs through July 24. The walks are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, except for June 26 and July 3.
Florida Federation of Garden Clubs Summer Youth Camps @ Wekiwa Springs State ParkMonday, June 1, 2015 (All day) to Sunday, August 2, 2015 (All day)
Registration and fee information is available at the FFGC's Wekiwa Youth Camp's webpage.
Wekiva Youth Camp is a residential nature camp for 3rd through 8th graders, sponsored by the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs (FFGC) with the purpose of instilling a love and respect for the "Real" Florida in our youth, as well as a knowledge of nature, the importance of conservation and the protection of our environment.
Wekiva Youth Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association.
Sea Turtle Walks @ Sebastian Inlet State ParkTuesday, June 2, 2015 - 9:00pm EDT to Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 12:15am EDT
Free. Donations are welcomed.
Ranger Terry O'Toole, 772-388-2750
Learn about Florida's endangered sea turtles and then take a nighttime walk on the beach to witness a mother loggerhead sea turtle lay her eggs in the warm beach sands of Sebastian Inlet State Park.
A maximum of 6 reservations can be made per family. There are no group reservations. The program beach is an isolated area; once the beachwalk portion begins, individuals within the group are committed to stay together until the end of the program.
NO flash photography, flashlights or cell phone lights are allowed on the beach. There are no water or restroom facilities once on the beach.
Wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Bring insect repellent. Wear dark-colored long pants and long sleeves if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums.
This program may require an up-to three-mile walk on the beach.
Sebastian Inlet State Park will start taking sea turtle walk reservations on May 15, at 10:30 a.m. for June’s Turtle Walk programs. Sebastian Inlet State Park will start taking sea turtle walk reservations on June 15, at 10:30 a.m. for July’s Turtle Walk programs. The tours have limited space available. Reservations can be made between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Participants with reservations will meet on their scheduled night at the Sebastian Inlet Fishing Museum, 14251 North Highway A1A, Vero Beach, FL 32963. The program starts promptly at 9 pm.
Paddleboard Yoga Classes at Bahia Honda @ Bahia Honda State ParkWednesday, June 3, 2015 - 8:00am to 10:00am EDT
Regular park entrance fees apply.
Drop in: $50/ person, first-time rate $35 (25% off)
Multi-class packages are available
Sarah Sullivan, 305-432-14
We're very excited to announce a new partnership with Sarah Sullivan, owner and operator of Serenity Eco Therapy. Never been on a paddleboard before? It’s ok! Sarah makes learning fun & easy so that everyone feels comfortable on their stand up paddleboard (SUP) before leaving the shore. She caters to the special needs of families and disabled individuals. Please visit Serenity Eco Therapy’s website or call Sarah at (305) 432-1401 for more information.
Program location and time is subject to change based on weather conditions. Please contact the Sarah (305-432-1401) for program time, location and to reserve your board.
Guided Paddle (or Walk) @ Oscar Scherer State ParkWednesday, June 3, 2015 - 9:00am to 10:30am EDT
Canoe/kayak rentals apply to both day-use visitors and campers at $10.00 plus tax per hour.
Folks are welcome to bring their own paddling gear instead of renting.
Program is free with paid park entrance for those providing their own paddling equipment.
If the program features a walk instead of a paddle, program is free with paid park entrance.
Ranger Station 941-483-5956
(Must arrive at 8:30am)
Learn about the life in South Creek or take a leisurely stroll through one or more of the park’s seven natural communities. South Creek is a tidal water therefore the water may sometimes be too shallow for a paddle; a guided walk will be an alternate option. Either way, be prepared to explore a slice of the “Real Florida”. Bring your camera and binoculars for wildlife viewing. Registration is between 8am and 8:45am at the Ranger Station on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the paddle.
Pets are not permitted on the paddle trip.