19th Annual Oakland Heritage Festival

19th Annual Oakland Heritage Festival on Saturday, October 22nd from 9AM to 4PM at Speer Park, Town of Oakland. There will be a Petting Zoo, Silent Auction, Live Entertainment, Pollinator Plan Sale, Lake Apopka Boat Tours, Merchants & Concessions, Human-powered Snow Cones, History & Cultural Displays, Historic Hay Ride Tours, Wildlife Exhibits, Drum Circles. All proceeds benefit the Preserve. For more information, visit OaklandNaturePreserve.org
Family Fun and Free Admission. This is the Preserve’s largest annual fundraiser. Proceeds benefit the Preserve and our environmental education programs. We truly appreciate your support.
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Speer Park
747 Machette Trail
Oakland Park, FL 34760
Phone: 407-905-0054

Junior Outdoor Explorer Camp 2016

For Boys & Girls ages 9-12. Campers will learn basic camping skills, field first -aid, navigation, outdoor cooking and wildlife discovery. The week ends with an overnight campout. Registration begins on March 1, and the new cost is $120 per week or $300 for all three weeks per child. Children must dress for the outdoors- jeans, sneakers (no sandals or open-toed shoes), hat and t-shirt. They should bring an extra pair of shoes, sun screen, insect spray and snacks. Lunch provided • T-shirt included • Overnight Campout • Extended care available.
Campers will learn basic camping skills, field first -aid, navigation, outdoor cooking and wildlife discovery. The week ends with an overnight campout.
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Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake
3401 South Hiawassee Road
Orlando, FL 32835
Phone: 407-246-4486

Wild Florida Explorer Camp 2016

For Boys and Girls Ages 9-12. Campers will learn about Florida history, including pioneer living, how to cook without electricity and importance of archaeology and early conservation. Registration begins on March 1, 2016 and the new cost is $120 per week or $300 for all three weeks, per child. Children must dress for the outdoors- jeans, sneakers (no sandals or open toed shoes), hat and t-shirt. They should bring an extra pair of shoes, sun screen, insect spray and snacks. Lunch is provided - T-shirt included - Field Trip included and extended care available.
Campers will learn about Florida history, including pioneer living, how to cook without electricity and importance of archaeology and early conservation.
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Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake
3401 South Hiawassee Road
Orlando, FL 32835
Phone: 407-246-4486

6th ANNUAL NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY

6th ANNUAL NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY. FREE ADMISSION - Saturday September 26, 2015, Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake. 10 A.M. to 2 P.m. National Public Lands Day is an opportunity for you to enjoy a City park and all it has to offer FOR FREE and participate in many family activities. An animal farm, hiking, biking, fishing, playground, hay rides, swimming pool, pony rides, sand volleyball, disc golf, "Out on a Limb" tree climb, mobile butterfly exhibit, tree givaways (first come, first served). For more information on the park, call 407.246.4486 or visit city of Orlando.net/bill frederick
FREE ADMISSION to Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake. Participate in many family activities.
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Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake
3401 South Hiawassee Rd.
Orlando, FL 32835
Phone: 407.246.4486

BILL FREDERICK PARK AT TURKEY LAKE FISHING CAMP

This camp is in partnership with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Learn how to identify all types of fish, proper fish handling, how to measure fish and learn the anatomy of a fish by an expert biologist. Bait a hook, knot tying, components of a tackle box, and which lures and baits are best for a particular fish. How to successfully catch and release a fish and learn the rules of size and number. Techniques on casting with a rod and reel and how to throw a cast net.
Identify types of fish, bait a hook, techniques on casting, guest speakers, row boat races
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Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake
3401 S. Hiawassee Rd.
Orlando, FL 32835
Phone: 407.246.4486

Community Volunteer Workday: Saturdays

Community Volunteer Workday: Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Spend a few hours helping ONP with various projects such as restoration, grounds and building maintenance, administrative support, and a variety of other duties. A great way to earn student volunteer hours. Families and groups are welcome. Wear closed-toed shoes and bring water. For more information visit www.OaklandNaturePreserve.org or call (407)905-0054. Oakland Nature Preserve is located at 747 Machete Trail, Oakland, FL 34760
Earn student volunteer hours
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Oakland Nature Preserve
747 Machete Trail
Oakland, FL 34760
Phone: 407-905-0054

St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge 2014 Pollinator Art Contest

Subject Matter. Art work should highlight one or more pollinator species (i.e. hummingbirds, bats, bees, beetles, butterflies, and flies that carry pollen from one plant to another) found in Florida. http://www.fws.gov/pollinators/Index.html. Entries must be received by October 10, 2014. Judging will be done prior to Oct. 17, 2014. Winners will be notified prior to Oct. 25, 2014.
Art Contest
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St Marks National Wildlife Refuge
1255 Lighthouse Road
St. Marks, FL 32355
Phone: 850-915-6121

EcoNight at the Movies

My Life as a Turkey. 7:00 p.m. Watch the Emmy Award winning movie about Joe Hutto, nationally recognized naturalist and author, raising a brood of wild turkeys in the flatwoods of south-central Florida. The movie is a based on Hutto’s book Illumination in the Flatwoods. Watch as Joe learns turkey language and comes to realize the intelligence level of these elusive wild game birds. For more information please call 407-509-0054 or e-mail director@oaklandnaturepreserve.org. The event is FREE to the public.
Movie about wild turkeys.
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Oakland Nature Preserve
747 Machete Trail
Oakland, FL 34760
Phone: 407-509-0054

Insect Safari presentation - Why the Woods aren't Full of Fallen Trees and Leaves

Why the Woods aren’t Full of Fallen Trees and Leaves. 12:00p.m. Join entomologist Christy LeDuc for a lecture about wood devouring insects. Insects and their kin are important decomposers of organic material. Come learn about the work they do here at the Preserve, and then join Christy on a safari around the Preserve hunting for all kinds of insects — catch and release of course. Nets will be provided while they last. For more information please call 407-509-0054 or e-mail director@oaklandnaturepreserve.org. The event is FREE to the public.
Lecture about wood devouring insects.
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Oakland Nature Preserve
747 Machete Trail
Oakland, FL 34760
Phone: 407-509-0054

Science Saturday Presents - FWC - Florida black bear

Cathy Connolly has been working with bears for over a decade, and specialized in outreach and education. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear and learn from an expert on these vital members of the Florida ecosystem. For more information please call 407-509-0054 or e-mail director@oaklandnaturepreserve.org. All events are FREE to the public.
Learn about Florida black bears
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Oakland Nature Preserve
747 Machete Trail
Oakland, FL 34760
Phone: 407-509-0054

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