Several events this week will help you learn more about our local environment:
Register for the Timucuan Science Symposium
Early Bird Registration for the Timucuan Science Symposium ends January 9, 2012. Be sure to get your name on the list for this event, where you can connect with researchers and National Parks personnel to learn about the culture and ecology of the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preseve. The symposium takes place on Friday, January 20th. Early bird registration is $30.00, while late registration is $35.00.
Guided trail walk at Guana Reserve
Guana Reserve’s Cat Eastman will guide a 1.5 mile walk through the Guana Reserve Trails on Saturday, January 14. Wear your comfortable, close-toed shoes and meet at the trailhead pavilion. There is a $3.00 parking fee. Call ahead at (904) 823-4500 for reservations.
Shark teeth at Fort George Island Cultural State Park
Join a Park Ranger at Little Talbot Island on Saturday, January 14 at 2:00 p.m. to learn about the different types of shark’s teeth that can be found on area beaches. The event will be held at the Ribault Club on Ft. George Island. For more information about this free event call (904) 251-2320.
Sunrise canoe tour
On Saturday, January 14 from 6:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. you can enjoy some of the wondrous wildlife on the Itchetucknee River during a sunrise canoe tour. Reservations required–call (386) 497-4690 to get your space. You do not need to bring your own canoe and the cost is only $5.00 per person. Dress warm and bring flashlights.