Sams House Ready For Busy Month In May

By  //  April 28, 2012

Free Presentations

A host of unique activities are planned throughout May at Sams House at Pine Island. (Image courtesy of Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Land Program)

BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – In recognition of National Endangered Species Month and National Kids to Parks Day, the Sams House at Pine Island will offer a variety of free activities in May. 

Here’s a quick rundown of events throughout May at Sams House at Pine Island:

Donna Oddy of Innovative Health Applications presents “The Beach Mouse That Helps Protect Your House” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. May 4. The southeastern beach mouse is a threatened species that lives in coastal dunes, strand and scrub.

From 10 a.m. to noon May 5 a presentation called “Lagoon Art” will focus on animals of the Indian River Lagoon.

Live bats and their importance and threats they face highlights “Beneficial; Bats,” is a presentation from 10 a.m. to noon May 12.

From 2 to 3:30 p.m. May 12, “Young Birders Brevard” celebrates International Migratory Bird Day.

On May 19, there will be a family friendly presentation regarding the North Atlantic Right Whale from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

May 19 also is National Kids to Parks Day which encourages children to visit parks. The first 10 visitors at Sams House that day between the ages of 2 to 17 will receive a free gift.

Al McKinley of the Merritt  Island National Wildlife Refuge will give a presentation from 10 to 11:30 a.m. May 26 about “The Bald Eagle in Florida” and guests will be able to hike to an eagles nest viewing area.

The Sams House at Pine Island is at 6195 North Tropical Trail on Merritt Island.

It is owned and managed by the Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays.

For more information, call 321-449-4720.