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Topsail Talks - Native American History of the Florida Panhandle @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT

Program is free with regular park admission. 

More Information:
850-267-8330

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

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Indian Temple Mound Museum on August 17, 2018 from 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m. Come learn about Native Americans that have called the Florida Panhandle home and their way of life.  This program is free with regular park admission. Topsail Talks is a monthly educational discovery series with presentations from organizations and government agencies from outside the park. Future dates and topics are "Microplastics and Plastic Pollution" by Dr. Laura Tiu with Florida Sea Grant on September 21 and "Coastal Dune Lakes" by the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance on October 19.

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Participation Requirements

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park sends out periodic emails regarding programs, events, news and volunteer opportunities. You can sign up to receive these emails through the links provided below. Please note you will need to sign up through each link of the type of emails you wish to receive. Signing up for one does not sign you up for the others.  Thank you very much for your interest in and support of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. We appreciate it and look forward to seeing you soon!  To receive emails regarding programs and events at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park please sign up here.  To receive emails regarding park news such as prescribed fires, park closures or wildlife sightings at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park please sign up here.  To receive emails regarding volunteer opportunities at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park please sign up here.

Kid's Corner - Environmental Activities @ Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm EDT

Free with park admission ($6/vehicle with up to 8 people or $4/single occupant vehicle)

More Information:
Leigh-Anne.Carlson@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Northeast region at:
Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park
7450 NE 60th St
High Springs, FL 32643

Join us at Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park for interactive kid's activities! From 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. children can complete the Junior Ranger CORE activities, collect passport stamps and earn an official Junior Ranger badge, patch or pin! Junior Ranger activities are appropriate for children aged 6 and up, but we will also have critter coloring pages available for all ages as well as an EnviroScape demonstration that teaches kids how watersheds work and what we can do to protect our precious water and springs.

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Participant Requirements

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Friday, August 17, 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. 

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Bring a water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellant.

Guided Nature Hike @ Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm EDT

Park entry fees apply.

More Information:
libby.reinert@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Southeast region at:
Jonathan Dickinson State Park
16450 S.E. Federal Highway
Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Join us for a leisurely stroll through the scrubby flatwoods and river floodplain. Osprey, pleated woodpeckers, and barred owls are some of the wildlife that can be seen. The walk may go through muddy or wet terrain.

Kayaking 101 @ Dunns Creek State Park

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm EDT
More Information:
raymond.presley@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Central region at:
Dunns Creek State Park
320 Sisco Road
Pomona Park, FL 32181

The Friends of Dunns Creek State Park are excited to host their Kayaking 101 program! This program is designed for anyone interested in kayaking, particularly beginners. An instructor certified by the American Canoe Association will teach you the basics of kayaking during this three hour session. You will learn kayak safety, boarding kayaks, paddling strokes, and basic paddling maneuvers.

The training is limited to 6 participants and is $25 per person. Kayak, paddle, and Personal Flotation Device (PFD) rentals are included in the training fee. No children under 14 years of age please. Children 14-17 are able to participate ONLY with a registered parent/guardian accompanying them. Kayaking is a water sport so expect to get wet and dress accordingly. There are no refunds available for the training, unless another participant can fill the spot.

Registration is required! Please register using this Eventbrite page. For questions about the program, please contact Sam Carr, the instructor, at 386-937-3901, or the Park Office at, 386-329-3721.

Friends of Dunns Creek State Park Members are able to purchase a discounted ticket. To sign up for membership, visit http://www.friendsofdunnscreek.org/.

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