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Children and families are invited to educational Parks & Trails events in June

RELEASE DATE: May 25, 2017

TAVARES— Now that school’s out, it’s the perfect time to gather up the kids for an outdoor adventure with Lake County Parks & Trails. Staff offer free guided excursions, educational hikes and more throughout the month of June. In addition to wildlife-watching, Lake County’s parks, trails and recreation facilities are ideal places to play a sport, have a picnic, or enjoy time at a playground or dog park. 

 

Ecology Hike

Saturday, June 3 from 9-11 a.m.

Ellis Acres Reserve, 25302 County Road 42, Paisley

Visit Ellis Acres Reserve and learn about the ecology of the preserve and the nearby Ocala National Forest.

 

Science Saturday

Saturday, June 10 from 9-11 a.m. 

Ellis Acres Reserve, 25302 County Road 42, Paisley

Join staff on an adventure of exploration and discovery while brushing up on science. Topics may include arthropod adaptations, animal habitats, outdoor life, aquatic organisms and more.

 

Land Management 101

Saturday, June 10 from 9-11 a.m.

Pasture Reserve, 5144 Lake Erie Road, Groveland

Learn about land management, how it is being used at Pasture Reserve, and how you can use the same techniques at home to improve habitat for wildlife.

 

Science Saturday

Saturday, June 17 from 9-11 a.m. 

Ellis Acres Reserve, 25302 County Road 42, Paisley

Join staff on an adventure of exploration and discovery while brushing up on science. Topics may include arthropod adaptations, animal habitats, outdoor life, aquatic organisms and more.

 

Quarterly Bird & Butterfly Survey

Saturday, June 17 from 7:30-11 a.m.

Ellis Acres Reserve, 25302 County Road 42, Paisley 

Volunteers are invited to assist in surveying the reserve’s birds and butterflies. Participants should bring binoculars and field guides. Experience is a plus, but not required.

 

Land Management 101

Sunday, June 18 from 9-11 a.m.

Neighborhood Lakes Reserve, Fenimore Street, Sorrento N28 47 32.00 W -81 31 36.26

Learn about land management, how it is being used at Neighborhood Lakes Reserve, and how you can use the same techniques at home to improve habitat for wildlife.

 

Investigation Station

Wednesday, June 21 from 9-11 a.m.

Ellis Acres Reserve, 25302 County Road 42, Paisley 

Bring out the scientist in you and discover some of the how, what, who, when and why along the way.

 

Science Saturday

Saturday, June 24 from 9-11 a.m. 

Ellis Acres Reserve, 25302 County Road 42, Paisley

Join staff on an adventure of exploration and discovery while brushing up on science. Topics may include arthropod adaptations, animal habitats, outdoor life, aquatic organisms and more.

 

Investigation Station

Wednesday, June 28 from 9-11 a.m.

Ellis Acres Reserve, 25302 County Road 42, Paisley

Bring out the scientist in you and discover some of the how, what, who, when and why along the way.

For more information about the Lake County Parks & Trails Division, call 352-253-4950, email parksandtrails@lakecountyfl.gov or visit http://bit.ly/1rFvqOP or www.facebook.com/LakeCountyFLParks.  Share your input on the future of parks and trails via a brief online survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/LakeCountyCommSurvey. 

 

 

 

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Office: 352-343-9609; Cell: 352-460-2851
epappacoda@lakecountyfl.gov

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