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Saturday, May 16th 2015

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Friday, May 8th, 2015

Florida Springs - Jean Blackburn & Margaret Ross Tolbert

Runs through Saturday, June 6th, 2015 

Time & Place

Visual Arts Center of Northwest FL; 19 E.4th Street, Panama City, FL

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May 8 - June 6, 2015

Opening Reception May 8, 6-8pm CDT

Contemporary Florida artists Jean Blackburn and Margaret Ross Tolbert create art about the beauty and wonder of Florida's natural springs. This exhibit pairs Jean Blackburn's paintings with Margaret Ross Tolbert's Sirena series.

TUE / THURS: 10am - 8pm CDT
WED / FRI / SAT: 10am - 6pm CDT

SUN / MON: Closed

More Information

(850) 769-4451 | Web | Map

 

Friday, May 15th, 2015

2015 National Speleological Society - Cave Diving Section Workshop

Runs through Sunday, May 17th, 2015 

Time & Place

6:30 PM Friday, May 15 - 9:30 PM Sunday, May 17
Robert B. Harkness Armory; 490 NW Lake Jeffery Road, Lake City, FL

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Join us for the 2015 NSS-CDS Workshop and Membership meeting. This year we take a look at “New Age Exploration” with the emphasis being on recent and ongoing exploration projects happening around the world. Presentations include:

  • Dr. Peter Buzzacott – In 2008 Dr Buzzacott and colleagues at the Divers Alert Network (DAN) published a detailed analysis of more than 300 American cave diving fatalities. His presentation will review highlights from that project, describe cave diving near-miss and fatality research currently underway at DAN, and he will describe how to participate in this research.
  • Brett Hemphill – Ongoing exploration of Twin Dees and Weeki Wachee. Covering the team exploration efforts of the Karst Underwater Research (KUR) group.
  • Chip Peterson & Robbie Schmittner – Discussing their exploration of Giant Cave, Winter Wonderland, Boca Ciega, and more. Armed with Closed Circuit Rebreathers and other tools that were not available to Paul Heinerth and other early explorers, Robbie and Chip have pushed beyond the early exploration and continue to push further into this sparsely explored cave system.
  • Bob Schulte – Bob will be presenting regarding the status of ongoing survey projects, effective teamwork-based methodologies to obtain survey data, and the use of computer programs for data assembly and map presentation.
  • Edd Sorenson – Ongoing exploration projects in the Marianna, FL area, including a big push in Jackson Blue.

More Presentations To Come....

Not only will there be great presentations, but also tons of door/raffle prizes. Everyone that attends will receive one ticket at the door with the opportunity to increase your chance of winning by purchasing extra tickets. Prizes will include lights, computers, harnesses, reels, and much more.

Be sure to attend the Friday Night Social, held at the Armory. This is a great kickoff to the Workshop with a time to socialize with friends and meet new ones. There will be hamburgers, hotdogs, and more.

Sunday guided dives, clinics, and workshops to come. More information will be announced as the date gets closer.

Registration information available at the website below:

More Information

Web | Map

 

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Run for Wakulla Springs

Runs through Saturday, May 16th, 2015 

Time & Place

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park; 465 Wakulla Park Drive; Wakulla Springs, FL 32327

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Experience the primal beauty of the old growth southern forest as you run through the sanctuary at Wakulla Springs. Special arrangements have been made to open this rarely accessed area for this event. This is a 5K race and 1-mile Fun Run. A private boat tour will follow the Awards Ceremony.

Registration fees vary - see the web link below for the online application brochure, fees and registration information.

Early registration must be postmarked no later than May 12, 2015.

More Information

Friends of Wakulla Springs: 850-561-7276 | 850-561-7286 | Email | Web

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Wakulla Spring, Wakulla River

 

Ranger Program: Museum Area

Runs through Saturday, May 16th, 2015 

Time & Place

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
Silver Springs State Park; 1425 NE 58th Avenue; Ocala, FL 34470

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Free with regular park admission.

Take part in a ranger program which occurs every Saturday. Topics vary, but each program is an opportunity to learn something new about Silver Springs State Park and Florida’s unique environment.

Additional Information:

Enter the Riverside of the park at the entrance off of SR 35 (Baseline Rd.). The program will be held in the amphitheater at 5:00PM.

More Information

352-236-7148 | Web

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Silver Springs

 

Camper's Campfire Program

Runs through Saturday, May 16th, 2015 

Time & Place

All day
Wekiwa Springs State Park; 1800 Wekiwa Circle; Apopka, FL 32712

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Free to registered park campers.

Registered park campers are invited to join us on Saturday evenings, starting 30 minutes after sunset, at the amphitheater adjacent to the general camping area within the park for our Campfire Circle Programs.

Additional Information:

The programs are presented by volunteers and park rangers on a wide range of topics suitable for people of all ages.

More Information

407-884-2009 | Web

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Wekiwa Springs

 

Discovery Hour in the Park

Runs through Saturday, May 16th, 2015 

Time & Place

10:00 AM EDT
Wekiwa Springs State Park; 1800 Wekiwa Circle; Apopka, FL 32712

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Free with regular park admission.

Join us on Saturday mornings in the park's Interpretative Pavilion above the springs. The programs are presented by volunteers and park rangers on a wide range of topics suitable for people of all ages.

Additional Information:

Donations support the Wekiwa Wilderness Trust and are graciously accepted.

More Information

407-884-2009 | Web

Find Related Info:

Wekiwa Springs

 
 

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