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Junior Ranger Programs, 3rd Saturday Monthly, 10am - 11am @ Koreshan State Park

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT

FREE with Park admittance.

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Ranger Station (239) 992-0311

Located in the Southwest region at:
Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Road
Estero, FL 33928

Come in for a fun learning experience and become a Junior Ranger! Discover and learn about plants, animals, and other secrets of the park. Meet in the picnic area at 10:00am. Ideal for children ages 6-12. Parental presence required. For more information call 239-992-0311, or visit

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​Parental presence required. Meet in the picnic area at 10:00 a.m. for a fun learning experience! Reservations requested, please call (239) 992-0311 

Sea Turtle Baby Shower & Birthday Party for Topsail Hill Preserve State Park @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 4:30pm to 7:30pm CDT

Event is free with regular park admission. 

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

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for a Sea Turtle Baby Shower on August 18, 2018 from 4:30p.m. - 7:30p.m. Through games, activities and interactive displays event attendees will learn about sea turtles, sea turtle hatching season and all the animals that share the Gulf with them. They will also be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park being a Florida State Park. To add to the celebration, the first 250 event attendees will receive cupcakes as well as a free scoop of frozen custard from the Culver’s in Miramar Beach, Florida.

The agencies and organizations participating will have a “baby registry” or wish list of small and large items people can purchase and gift them to help further their mission. Some of the baby registries will also have things people can do to help sea turtles and other marine animals like keeping the beach #CleanDarkFlat or skipping the straw. Please know that there will not be any live sea turtles at this event.


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Trapper Nelson Interpretive Tour @ Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm EDT
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Located in the Southeast region at:
Jonathan Dickinson State Park
16450 S.E. Federal Highway
Hobe Sound, FL 33455

The 60 passenger Loxahatchee Queen III takes visitors on a one-and-a-half-hour tour of the river, with a stop at the restored 1930s camp of Trapper Nelson, the "Wildman of the Loxahatchee." At the site, park staff lead visitors around the grounds and buildings of a true Florida original, who made his living off the land as a trapper and fur trader. Once fame caught up with Trapper, however, he evolved himself and his home into one of the area's first tourist attractions, "Trapper's Zoo and Jungle Gardens." Trapper's unsolved death in 1968 gives a fitting sense of mystery to the site. A visual interpretation of Trapper's is available at the Visitor's Center, on the Loxahatchee Queen, or on site by request. A gently sloped and wheelchair friendly sidewalk leads to a small pier to the boat dock; passengers must be able to get onto the pontoon boat without a wheelchair. A beach wheelchair is also available for use on site with advanced noticed. Please contact the Ranger Station, (772) 546-2771, or the Kimbell Center, (561) 745-5551 for more information. Trapper's is open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 7 days a week (schedule may vary throughout the year), and is accessible only by canoe, boat or by the concession's tour boat. Call the park concession at (561) 746-1466 for information on times and prices for the Loxahatchee Queen III.

Oleta Trail Blazers Work Day @ Oleta River State Park

Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 9:00am to 2:00pm EDT
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Located in the Southeast region at:
Oleta River State Park
3400 NE 163rd Street
North Miami Beach, FL 33160

Come out and help the Oleta Trail Blazer mountain bike group as they volunteer to help improve the mountain biking trails in the park.  Volunteering with this group includes but is not limited to cutting small exotic trees, adding dirt to trails, repairing ramps and bridges, building new features to the trail, trimming back vegetation and much more!  if you love to ride in Oleta River State Park and also want to help make the park even better, we hope to see you at a volunteer day in the future!  Tools and equipment will be provided by the park. 

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Please wear proper shoes and safe clothing for outdoor physical activity.

Junior Ranger Program @ Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 9:30am to 2:00pm EDT

Free with park admission ($4/vehicle)

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Located in the Northeast region at:
Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park
4732 Millhopper Road
Gainesville, FL 32653

Come visit our Junior Ranger table on Sunday from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm

Learn how to become a Junior Ranger and join us for lots of cool nature activities! We will be doing critter coloring pages, native vs. invasive plants, and wildlife watching throughout the day. These activities are welcome for all ages, however the Junior Ranger program is usually appropriate for children aged 6 and up. Participants can complete the Junior Ranger CORE activities, collect passport stamps, and earn an official Junior Ranger badge, patch, or pin!

No reservation required. Meet at the table under the right side of the Millhopper's visitor center.

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