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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,

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 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.

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Guided Scrub Walk @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 8:30am to 10:00am EDT

There is no cost to participate other than normal park entrance fees for day-use visitors.

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

Located in the Southwest region at:
Oscar Scherer State Park
1843 South Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229

This weekly walk begins at the Nature Center & includes an informative walk through an ancient dune system.  This unique habitat is home to the threatened Florida scrub-jay & a variety of plants and other animals.  Participants should wear comfortable footwear for walking in soft sand.  Cameras and binoculars are suggested.  Space is limited to 15 people.

Additional Information:

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Yoga at the Park @ Bahia Honda State Park

Sunday, April 19, 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,

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

Spanish American War Event @ Fort Clinch State Park

Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 9:00am to 1:00pm EDT

$2.00 Fort admission in addition to regular park admission.

More Information:
Fort Clinch State Park, 904-277-7274

Located in the Northeast region at:
Fort Clinch State Park
2601 Atlantic Ave
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

A weekend event to commemorate the part that Fort Clinch played in the Spanish-American War. The fort will be filled with uniformed interpreters and participants will also be able to enjoy exhibits of the armament and period military equipment.



Additional Information:

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