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Nature Program - Photography for Beginners @ Koreshan State ParkTuesday, February 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST
Tour is free with park entry: $5.00 per vehicle, limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 Single Occupant vehicle. $2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.
FriendsofKoreshan.org or at the Ranger Station at 239-992-0311
Join a park naturalist on the steps of the Art Hall of the Koreshan State Park for a beginning photography tour of the different habitats and architecture within the park. Bring your camera or cell phone and learn the basics of photography, the best places to snap that perfect photo, discover unusual plants, buildings and critters that make up the many interesting aspects of Koreshan State Park.
Space is limited. Participants must reserve a space on FriendsofKoreshan.org or at the Ranger Station at 239-992-0311
Campfire Social @ Oscar Scherer State ParkTuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm EST
Free for registered campers
Ranger Station 941-483-5956
Meet your fellow campers. Roast marshmallows, hang out around the campfire and have a good time. May bring snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. Program is for registered campers only as it is after hours. Located at the campfire circle between sites 35 and 36. Will be inside the Nature Center if inclement weather.
Hikes to Deep Hole @ Myakka River State ParkWednesday, February 21, 2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm EST
Reservations are required, limited to 6 participants per trip.
Cost is $20 per person suggested donation which will include entrance fees to the park.
This exclusive trip is sponsored by the Friends of Myakka River. Your donation will be used to help care for the park and river.
www.MyakkaHikes.com Steve White (203) 493-6283
Have a National Geographic type moment in the wilds of Myakka on a wildlife trek led by an experienced nature guide. Deep Hole in Myakka's wilderness preserve is one of the best places in the park to view eagles, wading birds like roseate spoonbills and sandhill cranes, ducks, shorebirds, and of course alligators.
This is a 5-mile hike through moderatly rough terrain, on sandy soils and along the lakeshore.
Trips are offered the first and third Wednesday of every month December thru April.
For more information about scheduled and private hikes and to make reservations, please visit www.MyakkaHikes.com or call Steve White at (203) 493-6283.
Kayak Tour @ Curry Hammock State ParkWednesday, February 21, 2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm EST
Single Kayak Rental: $17.20
Double Kayak Rental: $21.50
Take a 90-minute paddle around one of the islands that comprise Curry Hammock State Park. This ranger-led tour will give you an appreciation for the fragility of the nearshore ecosystem. You will see some of the damage man has caused and learn of the ongoing effort to preserve this valuable resource.
Tours are limited to six kayaks. Visitors should bring their own or rent from the park.
Registration is recommended.
Co-Ed Low Impact Exercise Class @ Oscar Scherer State ParkWednesday, February 21, 2018 - 8:15am to 9:00am EST
Free with camping or standard park entrance fee
Ranger Station 941-483-5956
Wear comfortable shoes and wake up with a morning exercise session led by Kate Isles! Exercises do not require participants to sit or lay down and program is considered accessible. Located in the Screen Room by the Nature Center.