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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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September 28: Wildlife Park to Celebrate National Public Lands Day

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 Special interpretive programs to be offered

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will be celebrating national Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 28, 2013.

In addition to all the regular exhibits and programs, Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will be featuring additional conservation messages at all the daily programs. Our volunteers will also have special interpretive carts out along the Wildlife Walk with opportunities to see and learn about some of our outreach animals. Rocky, the costumed manatee character will be making appearances throughout the day. The Park will also be collecting cans for recycling. We invite you to come out and enjoy this special day to celebrate National Public Lands Day. Regular park admission will apply.

For more information on National Public Lands Day at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, please call Tricia Fowler at (352) 628-5445, ext. 1006 or Susan Strawbridge at (352) 628-5445, ext. 1002.

National Public lands Day at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will be held:

Saturday, September 28, 2013
From 9:00 am until 5:30 pm
At
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
4150 S. Suncoast Boulevard (US Highway 19)
Homosassa, Florida

 

September 8: Wildlife Park To Celebrate Literacy Day

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Wildlife Park To Celebrate Literacy Day September 8 With Free Admission With A Library Card Or Donated Book

Show your library card or donate a family-friendly book

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will offer free park admission for Literacy Day on September 8, 2013 when you present your library card, show a book borrowed from the library or donate a new or gently-used family-friendly book. Books will be donated to area libraries and schools.

 

Citrus County Library System volunteers will be available to assist visitors in signing up for a library card and to share information on library resources. They will be set up in the Visitor Center from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm.

Volunteers from the Citrus County Sheriff’s Department will offer its Children’s Identification program in the Visitor Center from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. This complimentary service is an opportunity to have your child fingerprinted, videotaped and a DNA sample taken. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes.

For more information on Literacy Day, please call Susan Strawbridge at (352) 628-5445, ext. 1002.

Literacy Day at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will be held:

Sunday, September 8, 2013
From 9:00 am until 4:00 pm
At
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
4150 S. Suncoast Boulevard (US Highway 19)
Homosassa, Florida

 

Smithsonian: Journey Stories

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Journey stories are tales of how we and our ancestors came to America – are a central element of our personal heritage. From Native Americans to new American citizens and regardless of our ethnic or racial background, everyone has a story to tell. Our history is filled with stories of people leaving behind everything – families and possessions – to reach a new life in another state, across the continent, or even across an ocean.

oregon-or-bustSeptember 2 – October 12, 2013
Old Courthouse Heritage Museum
One Courthouse Square
Inverness, FL 34450
 

Museum on Main Street (MoMS) is a partnership of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and state humanities councils nationwide. Funded by the United States Congress, MoMS combines the prestige of Smithsonian exhibitions and the program expertise of state humanities councils with the rich heritage and local resources of small communities.


 

Wildlife Park seeking businesses and groups to participate in haunted trams event Oct. 25 and 26

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Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and the Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park are seeking area businesses and organizations to participate in their annual Haunted Tram Rides community event scheduled for Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26, 2013. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. each evening, and run until 11:00 p.m. Pepper Creek Trail will be transformed during these evenings into a trail of haunting scenarios that will delight families.

Read more: Wildlife Park seeking businesses and groups to participate in haunted trams event Oct. 25 and 26

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