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May

Event: Vermicomposting: How to Compost with Worms
Event Date: 05/02/15 11:00AM
Description: Learn all about the benefits of vermicomposting in this educational seminar!
Event: Creatures of the Night at Greynolds Park
Event Date: 05/08/15 07:00PM
Description: Come learn about the mysteries of the night and see what lurks around our park when the lights go out! Our naturalists will guide you through the park’s nature trails in search of its nocturnal residents including eastern screech owls, raccoons, night spiders, and more. This program meets at the Greynolds Park Boat House; please bring comfortable closed-toe shoes, insect repellant, and a flashlight.
Event: Arch Creek Park EcoAction Day
Event Date: 05/09/15 01:00PM
Description: Connect with nature and get down and dirty at one of our monthly volunteer days! Join our naturalists in restoring Arch Creek Park and its natural areas. Projects include removing weeds or invasive exotic vegetation, planting, mulching, and picking up garbage. Bring your work gloves and small hand tools. Wear closed-toed shoes. Sunscreen, long shirts/pants, water, hats, sunglasses are highly recommended.
Event: Chapman Field Kayak Trek
Event Date: 05/09/15 03:00PM
Description: Learn about the history and ecology of this once-airfield turned park as you paddle through a variety of South Florida habitats. Fish and birds are plentiful as you journey through a mangrove forest, past an active bird rookery and into the Biscayne Bay. This trip meets at the Chapman Field Park launch ramp; please bring plenty of drinking water (at least one quart), closed-toe shoes, and protection from the sun.
Event: Canoe and Campfire at Bill Sadowski Park
Event Date: 05/09/15 04:00PM
Description: Want to switch it up a little on these holidays? Enjoy a nice evening with your loved ones at Bill Sadowski Park for a sunset canoe and campfire. A naturalist will guide you on a canoe tour to Coral Reef Park and back as the sun sets. You are then invited to a cozy campfire where you can set up and enjoy a picnic as you do some stargazing. Don't forget to bring your own picnic supplies as well as a change of clothes, towel, and shoes that can get wet.
Event: Campfire & Night Walk at Castellow Hammock Park
Event Date: 05/09/15 07:00PM
Description: Take a night-time stroll into some of the various natural ecosystems of South Florida alongside a naturalist guide to discover the marvelous nocturnal life of the park at dusk. Experience the sights and sounds of eastern screech owls, raccoons, night spiders, and many more nocturnal natives. This program meets at the park EcoCenter; please bring comfortable closed-toe shoes, insect repellant, and a flashlight. Feel free to bring your own marshmallows to roast on our campfire following the walk.
Event: Mother's Day Sea Kayak & Snorkel Adventure
Event Date: 05/10/15 09:30AM
Description: Kayak on the beautiful shallow waters of Key Biscayne and explore the protected areas of the Bear Cut Preserve where land meets the sea. Join us as we paddle out past the sea-grass beds to a 6,000 year old fossil reef to snorkel and observe the tropical fish, spotted eagle rays, sea stars, and coastal birds that share this fragile and unique environment. This trip meets at the Crandon Park EcoCenter; please bring plenty of drinking water (at least one quart), closed-toe shoes, and protection from the sun.
Event: Mother's Day Gardens Canoe Tour
Event Date: 05/10/15 01:30PM
Description: Paddle through the peaceful waterways of the Crandon Gardens and learn their history as you navigate the still standing murals and structures of what was once the Crandon Zoo. These waters are home to a variety of fish, birds, and reptiles which lurk among the islets and interconnecting channels. This trip meets at the Crandon Park Gardens; please bring plenty of drinking water (at least one quart), closed-toe shoes, and protection from the sun.
Event: Introduction to Archery at Crandon Park
Event Date: 05/14/15 04:00PM
Description: Learn about the origins and history of archery as both a sport and tool for survival in this educational and hands-on seminar before being instructed on proper technique. After the lesson, take some practice shots at a target to test your new skills.
Event: Campfire & Night Walk at Arch Creek Park
Event Date: 05/15/15 07:00PM
Description: Take a night-time stroll into some of the various natural ecosystems of South Florida alongside a naturalist guide to discover the marvelous nocturnal life of the park at dusk. Experience the sights and sounds of eastern screech owls, raccoons, night spiders, and many more nocturnal natives. This program meets at the park EcoCenter; please bring comfortable closed-toe shoes, insect repellant, and a flashlight. Feel free to bring your own marshmallows to roast on our campfire following the walk.
Event: Archaeological History Walk
Event Date: 05/16/15 01:00PM
Description: Bring the family to explore the fascinating past of Arch Creek Park on this child-friendly adventure! Our naturalist guides will take you on a hike through the tropical hardwood hammock where you will learn about the Tequesta tribe. After the hike, take a hands-on approach to discovery with a demonstration at a mock excavation site and learn the true value of historical and archaeological sites.
Event: Everglades Scenic Safari Van Tour
Event Date: 05/17/15 08:00AM
Description: Join a naturalist on this exciting sight-seeing tour through the Florida Everglades. Bring your own camera and you’ll be sure to snap some unique photos of the various wildflowers, butterflies, birds, and other creatures that call this unique environment their home. This trip meets at the A.D. Barnes Park EcoCenter; please bring plenty of drinking water (at least one quart), comfortable closed-toe shoes, insect repellant, and protection from the sun.
Event: Introduction to Archery at Crandon Park
Event Date: 05/21/15 04:00PM
Description: Learn about the origins and history of archery as both a sport and tool for survival in this educational and hands-on seminar before being instructed on proper technique. After the lesson, take some practice shots at a target to test your new skills.
Event: Campfire & Owl Walk at Bill Sadowski Park
Event Date: 05/22/15 07:30PM
Description: Enjoy an evening of discovery in the world of owls! Start the night with a presentation all about these nocturnal birds before entering the nature trails to search for them with a guide. See the difference of the park after dark and encounter other nocturnal natives such as raccoons and night spiders. This program meets at the park EcoCenter; please bring comfortable closed-toe shoes, insect repellant, and a flashlight. Feel free to bring your own marshmallows to roast on our campfire following the walk.
Event: Oleta River Canoe Tour
Event Date: 05/23/15 10:00AM
Description: Amidst the hustle and bustle of city life in Miami, the Oleta River is an unchanged beacon for wildlife. Relive the river's historic past with park naturalists as you explore the transition of ecosystems in this natural haven for wading birds, osprey, fish, and the endangered manatee. This trip meets at East Greynolds Park; please bring plenty of drinking water (at least one quart), closed-toe shoes, and protection from the sun.
Event: Sunset Kayak Adventure
Event Date: 05/23/15 07:00PM
Description: Relax on your journey along the shallow waters of Key Biscayne and watch the sun slowly set as you paddle through the unspoiled expanse of the Bear Cut Preserve. The rising moon will light your path as you make your way back through the tropical waters. This trip meets in the Crandon Park Marina.
Event: Sea Kayak & Snorkel Adventure
Event Date: 05/24/15 09:30AM
Description: Kayak on the beautiful shallow waters of Key Biscayne and explore the protected areas of the Bear Cut Preserve where land meets the sea. Join us as we paddle out past the sea-grass beds to a 6,000 year old fossil reef to snorkel and observe the tropical fish, spotted eagle rays, sea stars, and coastal birds that share this fragile and unique environment. This trip meets at the Crandon Park EcoCenter; please bring plenty of drinking water (at least one quart), closed-toe shoes, and protection from the sun.
Event: Memorial Day Sea Kayak & Snorkel Adventure
Event Date: 05/25/15 09:00AM
Description: Kayak on the beautiful shallow waters of Key Biscayne and explore the protected areas of the Bear Cut Preserve where land meets the sea. Join us as we paddle out past the sea-grass beds to a 6,000 year old fossil reef to snorkel and observe the tropical fish, spotted eagle rays, sea stars, and coastal birds that share this fragile and unique environment. This trip meets at the Crandon Park EcoCenter; please bring plenty of drinking water (at least one quart), closed-toe shoes, and protection from the sun.
Event: Coral Gables Waterway Canoe Tour
Event Date: 05/25/15 09:00AM
Description: Explore the history of Coral Gables in this leisurely paddle through the City Beautiful. This guided tour will teach you the about the delightful blend of unique natural vistas, abundant wildlife, and historic landmarks throughout the Coral gables Waterway as you make your way toward the bay. This trip meets at the A.D. Barnes Park Nature Center, please bring plenty of drinking (at least one quart) water, closed-toe shoes, and protection from the sun.
Event: Introduction to Archery at Crandon Park
Event Date: 05/28/15 04:00PM
Description: Learn about the origins and history of archery as both a sport and tool for survival in this educational and hands-on seminar before being instructed on proper technique. After the lesson, take some practice shots at a target to test your new skills.
Event: Campfire & Owl Walk at Bill Sadowski Park
Event Date: 05/29/15 07:30PM
Description: Enjoy an evening of discovery in the world of owls! Start the night with a presentation all about these nocturnal birds before entering the nature trails to search for them with a guide. See the difference of the park after dark and encounter other nocturnal natives such as raccoons and night spiders. This program meets at the park EcoCenter; please bring comfortable closed-toe shoes, insect repellant, and a flashlight. Feel free to bring your own marshmallows to roast on our campfire following the walk.
Event: Little Rangers - Crandon Park EcoClub
Event Date: 05/30/15 10:00AM
Description: Explore nature through hands-on learning about conservation. Help to keep our beaches clean, learn about sea-turtle and shorebird nesting in Crandon Park along with other native species! This event focuses on learning all about the magnificent mangroves of South Florida. Work on an experiment and then take a walk through our mangrove forest in the Bear Cut Preserve.
Event: Indian Key Canoe & Snorkel Adventure
Event Date: 05/31/15 09:00AM
Description: Join a naturalist guide as you make your way to Indian Key, the first government seat of Miami-Dade County. Arrive to the island by canoe, just as the first settlers did in the 1800’s, and snorkel the clear waters and coral reefs teeming with life. Relive historic events and spend the day exploring the island on foot. This trip meets at the A.D. Barnes Park EcoCenter; please bring plenty of drinking water (at least one quart), closed-toe shoes, protection from the sun, and lunch in a waterproof container.