Friday, August 15, 2014

Free Environmental programs at Everglades Holiday Park

2014 Schedule
Free programs and activities!
8:30am-10:30am ~ at Everglades Holiday Park
Supplies limited to the first 50 participants (Unless otherwise noted)
August 16 Solar S’mores – Did you know August 10th is National S’mores Day and August 30th is Toasted Marshmallow Day? In celebration of these amusing days, participants make their own miniature solar ovens and test them by making s’mores!
September 20 Bear Huggers – September 9th is Teddy Bear Day, so let’s celebrate by learning about the Florida Black Bear – we aren’t going to snuggle a real one and take it home, but we learn about the force of friction by making a bear climb up and down! How do you measure up to an adult Florida Black Bear?
October 18 Marshes in Double Toil & Trouble… - Is it possible that William Shakespeare was eluding to the Everglades in Macbeth? “Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and caldron bubble.” Come learn about the effects of acid rain on our Biscayne aquifer by creating your own marsh and participate in a science experiment: Acids & Bases & Ghosts Oh My!
November 15 – Calling all Florida Wild Turkeys – Duck Dynasty watch out! Participants make their own “bird call” – will you attract turkeys, ducks, frogs, or just your little sister or brother? Who knows! We do know you will have fun using it!
December 20 Santa Bob Claus - Did you know Santa’s middle name is Bob? Ok, maybe it is, maybe it it’s not... Either way, December is a beautiful time to be in South Florida – even if it is cold here at 70o Fahrenheit! Enjoy the weather, the migrating birds and make your own Santa Claus bobber to hang on your tree!