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MONTHLY MILITIA MUSTER The First Saturday of Each Month @ Fort Mose Historic State Park

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 9:00am EDT to Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 11:30am EST

Admission to the Demonstration(s) is free. Visitor Center/Museum admission is $2 per person children under 6 are free.  

More Information:
Carl P. Marchand 904-823-2232

Located in the Central region at:
Fort Mose Historic State Park
15 Fort Mose Trail
St. Augustine, FL 32084

Experience musket firing demonstrations as the Castillo de San Marcos Militia trains with the Fort Mose Militia. Children are welcomed to participate in Junior Militia training using our handmade wooden toy muskets and authentic militia uniform items. Monthly musters will not be held during July and December.

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Saturday Kids Discovery Nature Walks @ Highlands Hammock State Park

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 10:00am EDT to Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 11:00am EDT

Park entry fees of $6.00 per vehicle (up to eight people), $4.00 per single occupant vehicle, and $2.00 for visitors who bicycle or walk apply. There are no additional fees for the Saturday Kids Discovery Nature Walks.

More Information:
Call the Ranger Station at 863-386-6094.

Located in the Southwest region at:
Highlands Hammock State Park
5931 Hammock Road
Sebring , FL 33872

Interpretive volunteers introduce children and youth aged 5 to 13 years to Highlands Hammock through exploratory hikes, scavenger hunts, and other activities in a new program for kids.  Learn about plants, animals, habitats, niche, food chains, animal adaptations, fire ecology and more! Young people can experience adventures in nature and sharpen their skills to explore nature in the park and their own backyards. Children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult. Two Saturday morning walks are scheduled during May. Visitors who plan to participate will meet at the Music in the Park stage on May 5 and/or May 26 at 10:00 am. The walks take approximately one hour and conclude by 11:00 am. Please see Additional Information for participation requirements and other pertinent information.

Additional Information:

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please dress for the weather. Wear hiking boots or sturdy shoes, long pants and protective clothing. No flipflops or sandals. Bring water, sunscreen, insect repellent and snacks. Click on EEC RANGER - LED NATURE WALKS to review the participation requirements.

Family Fun Hikes @ Wekiwa Springs State Park

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 10:00am EDT to Sunday, September 2, 2018 - 11:00am EDT

Family Fun Hikes are included with park admission fee.


More Information:
Ranger Station: 407-884-2009

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

Come join us on the first Sunday of the month for a fun and enjoyable hike for the whole family! Hikes will start at the Interpretive Pavilion.

Topics subject to change without notice.

May 6 ~              Nature hike on flora and fauna


June 3 ~             Wildflowers and other flora


July 1 ~              Natural edibles of Florida


August 5 ~        Short nature hike for kids and after a longer hike for adults


September 2 ~  Wildflowers and other flora


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Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT

Free with park admission.

More Information:
(561) 624-6952

Located in the Southeast region at:
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive
North Palm Beach, FL 33408

Join us for a guided exploration of MacArthur Beach State Park daily at 10:00 a.m.  Meet in front of the Park's Nature Center. 

Additional Information:

Bring a water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellant.

Weekly Ranger Program @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 3:00pm CDT

Program is free with regular park admission. 

More Information:

Located in the Northwest region at:
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Discuss, learn about and explore the park with a Ranger.  Thursday Ranger Program starts at 3pm.  Check at the Ranger Station for current week's topic and starting location. 

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