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Nature Program - Photography for Beginners @ Koreshan State Park

Tuesday, 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.

More Information:
FriendsofKoreshan.org or at the Ranger Station at 239-992-0311

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

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.

Additional Information:

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 Park

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm EST

Free for registered campers

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

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

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.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Hikes to Deep Hole @ Myakka River State Park

Wednesday, 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. 

 

More Information:
www.MyakkaHikes.com Steve White (203) 493-6283

Located in the Southwest region at:
Myakka River State Park
13208 State Road 72
Sarasota, FL 34241

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.

 

Additional Information:

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 Park

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm EST

Single Kayak Rental: $17.20

Double Kayak Rental: $21.50

More Information:
305-289-2690

Located in the Southeast region at:
Curry Hammock State Park
56200 Overseas Hwy.
Marathon, FL 33050

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.

Additional Information:

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 Park

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 8:15am to 9:00am EST

Free with camping or standard park entrance fee

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

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

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.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

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