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Education Series for the Curious Adult @ Rainbow Springs State Park

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 10:00am EDT to Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 2:00pm EDT

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
Park Headspring, 352-465-8555, Amanda.Marek@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Northeast region at:
Rainbow Springs State Park
19158 South West 81st Place Road
Dunnellon, FL 34432

Rainbow Springs State Park and the Friends of Rainbow Springs invite any and all curious adults interested in learning about a variety of topics such as gardening, native wildlife and pollinators, invasive exotic plants, local Florida history, protection of the River and watershed, the ground beneath your feet and so much more. The Adult Education Series are monthly talks given in a comfortable sit-down setting and will include presentations by local professionals, Master Gardeners, historians, Rainbow Springs State Park staff and volunteers and guest speakers from different occupations and backgrounds. There is something to learn for everyone.

Additional Information:

Presentations will be given in a covered open-air pavilion that is ADA accessible.

Presentations will be approximately one to one and a half hours in length.  

Arrive early to enjoy refreshments and to get a seat. Space is limited. 

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of Rainbow Springs volunteer citizen support organization.

Check this program flyer monthly or contact the park to learn about which interesting topics will be presented next.

Participation Requirements

 

April Photo Contest @ Ravine Gardens State Park

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 8:00am EDT to Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 4:00pm EDT

$5 fee to the Friends of Ravine Gardens.

More Information:
Park Office, (386) 329-3721

Located in the Central region at:
Ravine Gardens State Park
1600 Twigg Street
Palatka, FL 32177

The Friends of Ravine Gardens are hosting a Photo Contest during the month of April!  Bring your camera and explore the park to get the perfect shot.  Photographs must be taken within Ravine Gardens State Park.  A printed 8x10 photo must be submitted to the park and a digital copy (.jpg, .tif, .png format) must be emailed to RavineGardensStatePark@gmail.com by 4 p.m. on April 30th to qualify.  Contestants must also complete a Photo Release Form upon entry.  The top 3 photographs will receive prizes and all photographs will be displayed at the Friends of Ravine Gardens' 20th Anniversary Celebration on May 16th.  

Additional Information:

Photographs may be in color or black and white.  Photographs may be either vertical or horizontal.  Entry materials will not be returned.

Participation Requirements

Paddleboard Yoga Classes at Bahia Honda @ Bahia Honda State Park

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 8:00am to 10:00am EDT

Regular park entrance fees apply.

Drop in: $50/ person, first-time rate $35 (25% off)

Campers: $35

Multi-class packages are available

More Information:
Sarah Sullivan, 305-432-14

Located in the Southeast region at:
Bahia Honda State Park
36850 Overseas Highway
Big Pine Key, FL 33043

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. 

Additional Information:

Paddleboard Requirements

Yoga at the Park @ Bahia Honda State Park

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 8:30am to 9:30am EDT

Regular entrance fees apply. Classes are $14/ person. Multi-class packages are available.

More Information:
Alanda Bulger, (561) 662-9325, www.posedbutterflyyoga.com

Located in the Southeast region at:
Bahia Honda State Park
36850 Overseas Highway
Big Pine Key, FL 33043

We're very excited to announce a new partnership with Alanda Bulger, owner and operator of Posed Butterfly Yoga. Come and connect with nature while doing yoga in one of three stunning locations at the park. Suitable for all levels. Program location is subject to change based on weather conditions.

 

 

Additional Information:

Class location varies based on weather conditions. Please follow the yellow arrow signs with "yoga" painted on them.

Participation Requirements

Morning Walk @ Silver Springs State Park

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 9:00am EDT

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
352-236-7148

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

Wear your best walking shoes and join Silver Springs State Park Rangers for a burst of exercise. Enjoy a brisk walk in the gardens along the Silver River as the woods wake up. This group will take a spin around the garden loops for about a mile.

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