Brevard County Parks’ Exciting Month of May At Enchanted Forest Sanctuary
By Space Coast Daily // May 7, 2016
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BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – We have an exciting month planned at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary.
Every Saturday at 10 a.m. – Guided Walk
Enjoy a 45-minute guided hike. Please bring hat, water and walking shoes. No reservation needed, unless you are a group of 5 or more.
Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Plant Propagation Workshop w/ FNPS
Learn different propagating technics and help propagate some plants for the nursery and some for you to take home that day. Please bring gloves, hand nippers, and hand trowel. Soil and pots provided.
Saturday, May 7, 3 p.m.
Wednesday, May 18, 10 a.m.
The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary is looking for dynamic individuals with a passion for the environment! Come learn about the various volunteer opportunities.
Wednesday, May 11, 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Nature Time for 2-3 Year Olds
May’s theme is Water! Splish splash and learn about water, ponds, and swamps through a story and hands-on activities! Spots limited. Please call 321.264.5185 to register.
Thursday, May 12, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Sanctuary School – Water World
Homeschoolers ages 6-10 and their families will explore water, the aquifer, and some of the critters that live in Central Florida’s waters! Spots limited. Please call 321.264.5185 to register.
Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Oyster Mat Workshop w/ Brevard Zoo
Learn about oyster restoration and do your part to help oyster reef habitat with the Brevard Zoo!
Saturday, May 14 – EEL Program 25 Year Anniversary Celebration
9 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Dicerandra Scrub Jay Walk
Learn about Florida Scrub Jays and the conservation techniques the EEL Program is using to protect their habitat at Dicerandra Scrub Sanctuary. Please call 321.264.5185 to register. Please wear closed-toed shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and bring water. Dicerandra Scrub Sanctuary is located at 4900 Melissa Drive, Titusville, FL 32780.
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Enchanted Forest Guided Walk
Learn about the flora and fauna of the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary as you explore the trails with a guide.
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Kid’s Conservation Corner
Children and families are invited to celebrate the 25 year anniversary with hands-on activities focusing on conservation and the environment anytime between 1:00pm and 3:00pm.
3 p.m. – 25 Year Anniversary Reception
Join us as we celebrate the EEL Program anniversary with a special guest presentation and cake.
5 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Fox Lake Sanctuary Trailer Ride
Enjoy a leisurely trailer ride through the sanctuary and explore the breathtaking views, local flora and fauna, and learn about the EEL Program’s efforts to restore scrub habitat. Spots Limited. Please call 321.264.5185 to register. Fox Lake Sanctuary is located at 4400 Fox Lake Road, Titusville, FL 32754.
8 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Night Hikes and Moth Cloth Exploration
Explore the Enchanted Forest by moonlight on a guided night hike and discover the local nocturnal moths and insects using moth cloths. Please call 321.264.5185 to register for a night hike. No registration is required for moth cloth exploration. Please wear closed-toe shoes and bring insect repellent and flash lights.
Sunday, May 15, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Forest Funday – Fabulous Flowers
April showers, bring May flowers! Children and families are invited to explore flowers with hands on experiments and a craft between 2:00pm and 4:00pm.
Wednesday, May 18, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. – Lunch with Nature – “Sea Turtles: Dune & Lagoon!”
Explore sea turtle biofacts, compare and contrast sea turtles and their kin through a hands-on interaction with a live diamondback terrapin, and learn about the life history and conservation of our sea turtles, both nesting on the dune and foraging in the Indian River Lagoon, with Joy Winet, Sanctuary Steward of the Barrier Island Center.
Saturday, May 21
9 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Photography Club
All levels of photographers welcome. View photographs and learn helpful tips during their monthly meeting.
Movies in the Forest – “DisneyNature: Wings of Life”
Viewings at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the Discovery Room
“Narrated by Meryl Streep, this intimate and unprecedented look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers is a celebration of life, as a third of the world’s food supply depends on these incredible — and increasingly threatened — creatures. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg, WINGS OF LIFE utilizes riveting high-speed, closer-than-close filmmaking techniques to showcase in spectacular detail these unsung heroes of our planet.”
Sunday, May 22, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Celebrate World Turtle Day
Join Naturalist Ariel to celebrate World Turtle Day! Guests of all ages are invtired to meet & greet two turtle species and create a turtle craft.
2 p.m. – Turtle Meet & Greet
3 p.m. – Create a turtle craft
Wednesday, May 25, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – FNPS Sea Rocket Chapter Meeting – “Florida Black Bears & Coyotes”
Join Tom Shupe, FWC District Wildlife Biologist, as he discusses the Florida Black Bears and Coyotes. Light refreshments served at 6:30pm, meeting and presentation will start at 7:00pm.
Saturday, May 28, 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Reptile & Snake Presentation
Learn about some of the Enchanted Forest’s reptile residents and meet a red rat snake!
Sunday, May 29, 2 p.m. – Friends of the Enchanted Forest Meeting– “Everyday Birding”
Ray Scory of the Halifax River Audubon Society, columnist, birding leader, and photographer will be presenting a special presentation on birding and his photography. Light refreshments and short business meeting at 2 p.m., followed by the presentation.
ABOVE MAP: An exciting month is planned at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary. The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary is located at 444 Columbia Blvd, Titusville.
Participants need to bring all gear and food for Saturday night dinner and Sunday breakfast. Sunscreen, sun hat and insect repellent are also recommended.
Participants must be at least 14 years old and accompanied by a parent if under 18.
To register call the Enchanted Forest Education Center at 321-264-5185.
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