Third Thursday Ranger Program: Florida's Ancient Fossils
Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)
Flagler Beach, FL
Join us for our very first Third Thursday Ranger Program! This month’s program is titled Florida’s Ancient Fossils for participants of all ages to see actual fossils that have been found in Florida and learn how those ancient creatures evolved into the creatures of today.
Join Ranger Brian for this exciting interactive and educational program as he displays amazing ancient fossils from Florida’s geography! Participants have an opportunity to view authentic ancient fossils as Ranger Brian educates and demonstrates, through these fossils, the amazing adaptations creatures have made to the changing environment throughout the ages. This program will take place on the west side of the park in the pavilion area.
RSVP is required and you must register every person in your party. Please bring water and dress for the weather.
This event is free with regular park entrance of $5 per carload of two to eight people, $4 for one person in a car and $2 per pedestrian or bicyclist to be paid the day of the event.
To request assistance or more details, please contact Jennifer Giblin at (386) 517-2086 or via email at Jennifer.Giblin@dep.state.fl.us.
When & Where
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach & North Peninsula State Park
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach and North Peninsula State Park are two beautiful beachside parks located on a barrier island and nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the IntraCoastal Waterway. The beach is the most popular feature of these parks, where visitors can enjoy swimming, sunbathing and beachcombing at these quiet and serene locations. The daily low tide is the ideal time to observe shorebirds feeding in the tidal ponds and summer months bring sea turtles that lay their eggs in the golden-brown sand.
On the Intracoastal Waterway side of Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area, a quiet boat ramp leads guests into a boat basin that manatees frequent during summer months. Visitors may rent kayaks and canoes or participate in a kayak tour to explore the beautiful salt marsh ecosystem. Picnic pavilions provide a place for visitors to enjoy a meal and nature trails wind their way through shady coastal forest of scrub oaks and saw palmettos. Butterflies congregate on the parks' newest attraction; a beautiful butterfly garden sponsored and built by the Friends of Gamble Rogers, a non-profit group of local individual supporters of the park.
Amenities include: Camping/RV sites, kayaking/canoeing, fishing, crabbing, boating, bycicle rentals, butterfly garden, birding, pavilions, beach access with facilities, nature trails, monthly programs, special events and volunteer opportunities. Reservations may be made for the full service campground at ReserveAmerica.com or by calling Reserve America at (800) 326-3521. The park is located at 3100 S. Ocean shore Blvd, Flagler Beach, FL 32136. For questions, more information, or to become involved, you may contact the park directly at (386) 517-2086.