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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

Education Series for the Curious Adult @ Rainbow Springs State Park

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 10:00am EDT to Thursday, July 23, 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

 

Camper’s Campfire Program @ Wekiwa Springs State Park

Saturday, April 25, 2015 (All day)

Free to registered park campers.

More Information:
407-884-2009

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

Registered park campers are invited to join us on Saturday evenings, starting 30 minutes after sunset, at the amphitheater adjacent to the general camping area within the park for our Campfire Circle Programs.

Additional Information:

The programs are presented by volunteers and park rangers on a wide range of topics suitable for people of all ages.
 

Bird Watching Hike @ Ravine Gardens State Park

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 7:00am to 9:00am EDT

Water Works Environmental Education Center will be covering the park entry admission costs!

More Information:
Water Works, (386) 329-3611 or Ravine Gardens Park Office, (386) 329-3721

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

Join the Santa Fe Aububon Society on a Bird Watching Hike!  Participants will look and listen for birds while hiking through the ravine to the Water Works Environmental Education Center.  Recent birds observed include: Swallow-tailed Kite, Great Blue Heron, Wood Stork, Red-shouldered Hawk, Northern Cardinal, Blue Jay, Great Horned Owl, and Barred Owl.  Participants will assist the Audubon Society in obtaining a bird count for the area.  This event is the kick-off to the Birds, Bees, Flowers and Trees Earth Day Celebration event at the Water Works Environmental Education Center.  After the hike, be sure to visit the Center to see a bee hive, meet Billy Bartram, listen to local music and enjoy a bit of nature.

Additional Information:

Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, bug spray, water, and closed-toe shoes. The hike will be approximately one mile long and participants should take caution around roots, rocks and low branches, which are abundant on the trail.

Participation Requirements

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