PLEASE NOTE: All programs are subject to cancellation and/or rescheduling due to staff limitations, weather conditions, or other factors. Some programs require reservations, a minimum age, or a cost-recovery fee. Call 386-428-3384 ext. 0 for program information during Visitor Center operating hours (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), or visit www.nps.gov/cana. Entrance fees apply to all interpretive program participants. All programs meet the requirements for the Canaveral National Seashore Junior Ranger program.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 14, 21, 28 – 9 AM – “CANOE MOSQUITO LAGOON”
Reservations will be accepted a week prior. Join a guide as you explore this rich and diverse estuary up close. Some experience is preferred. You must be at least 8 years old and able to paddle. You must wear covered shoes (no sandals or flip-flops). Bring water, sunscreen and a hat. Dress to get wet. Individuals with their own kayaks or canoes are welcome to join in. There is no charge for the program. However, if you need to rent a canoe, there is a rental charge of $25/canoe. Call (386) 428-3384 ext. 0 to reserve your spot. Meet at the Visitor Center at 8:45 a.m. We will leave promptly at 9:00AM. (2 hours)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 15 – – “SEA TURTLES 101” – 10 AM
Thousands of sea turtle nests line the coast of Canaveral National Seashore. Why are there so many here? When will they hatch? How do we protect them? Get the answers to these and many other questions as we explore the lifecycles of sea turtles and Canaveral National Seashore’s conservation efforts. Meet at the Visitor Center at 10:00AM. (1 hour)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29 – 10 AM – “ENDANGERED SPECIES”
Learn about the endangered animals who call Canaveral National Seashore home. The diversity includes mice, birds, reptiles, and aquatic mammals. Explore why this barrier island is vital to their survival and how you can help. Meet at the Visitor Center at 10:00AM. (1 hour)