Nature Center Programs July 2014

-Weekends Programs-

-Saturdays – 11 am – Ranger Led Hike

Guests are welcome to join a ranger led hike which will introduce them to Palmetto Island State Park. Hike will focus on the many plants and animals that call the park home. Hike will also provide information on the facilities and park itself. Guests will meet in the nature center.

*tours available during the week upon appointment (call 337-893-7047)

-Saturdays – 2 pm – Nature Center Fun Hour

Park guests of all ages are welcome to enjoy a fun filled activity in the nature center. Programs will vary each week and will include an activity such as wildlife bingo or arts and crafts. Call the nature center at 337-893-7047 for more information on the program of the week.

 

-Monthly Programs-

-Friday, July 4th – 10am-4pm – Celebration

Come celebrate the birth of the greatest nation in the world at Palmetto Island State Park. There will be a nature hike at 1pm and children activities throughout the day in the nature center. Concession stand will be open by the splash pad for July 4th-6th.

-Sunday, July 6th & August 3rd – 10 am – Guided Canoe Tour

Come join a ranger led guided canoe tour through Palmetto Island. Tour will include an introductory lesson on paddling, followed by a tour through the park’s three ponds. It is free to attend, but guests must pre-register by calling 337-893-7047 or email palmettoisland_int@crt.la.gov

-Saturday, July 12th  – 8 pm – Night Hike

Grab your flashlight, bug spray and meet at the nature center at 8 p.m. Hike will take approximately one hour. Most of the park’s mammals, such as deer, are more active during the night at the park, so who knows what we may run into!

-Saturday, July 12th – 12 pm – Dutch Oven Cooking

Grab your appetites and come enjoy a meal cooked by the local black iron pot group, Latanier cookers. It is free to attend but donations are always welcome.

 

Nature Center Summer Hours- Friday-Sunday 10am-4pm or by appointment (337-893-7047) *hours are subject to change*  

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Nature Center Programs July 2014

-Weekends Programs-

-Saturdays – 11 am – Ranger Led Hike

Guests are welcome to join a ranger led hike which will introduce them to Palmetto Island State Park. Hike will focus on the many plants and animals that call the park home. Hike will also provide information on the facilities and park itself. Guests will meet in the nature center.

*tours available during the week upon appointment (call 337-893-7047)

-Saturdays – 2 pm – Nature Center Fun Hour

Park guests of all ages are welcome to enjoy a fun filled activity in the nature center. Programs will vary each week and will include an activity such as wildlife bingo or arts and crafts. Call the nature center at 337-893-7047 for more information on the program of the week.

 

-Monthly Programs-

-Friday, July 4th – 10am-4pm – Celebration

Come celebrate the birth of the greatest nation in the world at Palmetto Island State Park. There will be a nature hike at 1pm and children activities throughout the day in the nature center. Concession stand will be open by the splash pad for July 4th-6th.

-Sunday, July 6th & August 3rd – 10 am – Guided Canoe Tour

Come join a ranger led guided canoe tour through Palmetto Island. Tour will include an introductory lesson on paddling, followed by a tour through the park’s three ponds. It is free to attend, but guests must pre-register by calling 337-893-7047 or email palmettoisland_int@crt.la.gov

-Saturday, July 12th  – 8 pm – Night Hike

Grab your flashlight, bug spray and meet at the nature center at 8 p.m. Hike will take approximately one hour. Most of the park’s mammals, such as deer, are more active during the night at the park, so who knows what we may run into!

-Saturday, July 12th – 12 pm – Dutch Oven Cooking

Grab your appetites and come enjoy a meal cooked by the local black iron pot group, Latanier cookers. It is free to attend but donations are always welcome.

 

Nature Center Summer Hours- Friday-Sunday 10am-4pm or by appointment (337-893-7047) *hours are subject to change*  

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June Programs

-Weekends Programs-

-Saturdays – 11 am – Ranger Led Hike *New Trails*

Guests are welcome to join a ranger led hike which will introduce them to Palmetto Island State Park. Hike will focus on the many plants and animals that call the park home. Hike will also provide information on the facilities and park itself. Guests will meet in the nature center.

*tours available during the week upon appointment (call 337-893-7047)

-Saturdays – 2 pm – Nature Center Fun Hour

Park guests of all ages are welcome to enjoy a fun filled activity in the nature center. Programs will vary each week and will include an activity such as wildlife bingo or arts and crafts. Call the nature center at 337-893-7047 for more information on the program of the week.

 

-Monthly Programs-

-Saturday June 14th  and July 12th – 8 pm – Night Hike

Grab your flashlight, bug spray and meet at the nature center at 8 p.m. Hike will take approximately one hour. Most of the park’s mammals, such as deer, are more active during the night at the park, so who knows what we may run into!

-Saturday June 14th and  July 12th - 12 pm – Dutch Oven Cooking

Grab your appetites and come enjoy a meal cooked by the local black iron pot group, Latanier cookers. It is free to attend but donations are always welcome.

-Sunday June 15th – 10:30 am – Archery at the Park

All are welcome to join the park staff for a day of archery fun. This is a great opportunity for archers of all levels to learn about the fundamentals of archery and to get some target practice. $5/ person, all materials will be provided by the staff. Registration is required by calling 337-893-7047 or email palmettoisland_int@crt.la.gov

-Saturday June 28th – 10am – 2pm – Geocaching Fun Day

Geocachers of all levels of experience are welcome to the park for an afternoon of park discovery. Experienced geocachers will be onsite to assist visitors. GPS enabled device is not required to participate. Call Shawn (337-254-5373) or Shannon (337-652-2484) for more info.

-Sunday July 6th – 1pm – ByYou Art Kids Painting Classes

Ages 7-14 $25/person, painting materials and snacks will be provided. Registration required. For more information call 337-652-2484 of email (friendsofpisp@yahoo.com)

-Sunday July 6th – 10 am – Guided Canoe Tour

Come join a ranger led guided canoe tour through Palmetto Island. Tour will include an introductory lesson on paddling, followed by a tour through the park’s three ponds. It is free to attend, but guests must pre-register by calling 337-893-7047 or email palmettoisland_int@crt.la.gov

 

Nature Center Summer Hours- Friday-Sunday 10am-4pm or by appointment (337-893-7047) *hours are subject to change*

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Palmetto Island Programs April/MAy

-Weekends Programs-

-Saturdays – 11 am – Ranger Led Hike *New Trails*

Guests are welcome to join a ranger led hike which will introduce them to Palmetto Island State Park. Hike will focus on the many plants and animals that call the park home. Hike will also provide information on the facilities and park itself. Guests will meet in the nature center.

*tours available during the week upon appointment (call 337-893-7047)

-Saturdays – 2 pm – Nature Center Fun Hour

Park guests of all ages are welcome to enjoy a fun filled activity in the nature center. Programs will vary each week and will include an activity such as wildlife bingo or arts and crafts. Call the nature center at 337-893-7047 for more information on the program of the week.

-Monthly Programs-

-May 4th – 10 am – Guided Canoe Tour

Come join a ranger led guided canoe tour through Palmetto Island. Tour will include an introductory lesson on paddling, followed by a tour through the park’s three ponds. It is free to attend, but guests must pre-register by calling 337-893-7047 or email palmettoisland_int@crt.la.gov

-May 17th 8 pm – Night Hike

Grab your flashlight, bug spray and meet at the nature center at 8 p.m. Hike will take approximately one hour. Most of the park’s mammals, such as deer, are more active during the night at the park, so who knows what we may run into!

-Saturday April 26th – 10 am-5 pm – Stir the Pot

Bring the whole family out for Palmetto Island’s 4th annual seafood and music festival. There will be a cook-off, nature demonstrations, arts and crafts, and many more fun activities planned throughout the day.

 

Nature Center Summer Hours- Friday-Sunday 10am-4pm or by appointment (337-893-7047) *hours are subject to change*

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Movie Night at the Park/ Night Hike this Saturday

Reminder!!!

This Saturday, December 14th-

6 p.m. Movie NIght at the SplashpadPolar Express

7:30 p.m. Ranger Led Night Hike, starts after the movie at the nature center.

 

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Christmas At Palmetto Island this Saturday!

Christmas At Palmetto Island this Saturday!*

-Saturday, December 7th 2-4 pm @ Nature Center

       Christmas activities, Santa will be on site for cookies and milk @3 . Photographer will be available on site. Donations are welcome.

-Friends of Palmetto Island State Park Membership and Christmas Social 4-6 pm

       In the meeting room. All park guests are invited to attend. Membership and Volunteer drawings at 6pm. Light refreshments and music will be provided. Bring you own Adult beverages.

*Entry fee into park will apply

 

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October Programs, Nature Center

Weekends Programs

-Saturdays – 11 a.m. – Ranger Led Hike

Guests are welcome to join a ranger led hike which will introduce them to PalmettoIslandState Park. Hike will focus on the many plants and animals that call the park home. Hike will also provide information on the facilities and park itself. Guests will meet in the nature center.

-Saturdays – 2 p.m. – Nature Center Fun Hour

Park guests of all ages are welcome to enjoy a fun filled activity in the nature center. Programs will vary each week and will include an activity such as wildlife bingo or arts and crafts. Call the nature center at 337-893-7047 for more information on the program of the week.

-Fridays – 2 p.m. – Nature Theater

Come watch a nature video that is both entertaining and educational. Park guests will meet at the nature center for a weekly video on topics such as animal hunts, the wild life of bees, and much more.

Monthly programs

*halloween actvities are planned thoughout the day on October 26th (see previous post)

-Friday, October 18th- 7 p.m. – Night Hike

All guests are invited to join a park ranger on a night hike. Each month, on the weekend closest to the full moon, come enjoy the excitement of PalmettoIsland under moonlight. Grab your flashlight, bug spray and meet at the nature center at 7 p.m. Hike will take approximately one hour. Most of the park’s mammals, such as deer, are more active during the night at the park, so who knows what we may run into!

-Sunday October 6th and November 3rd – 10 a.m. – Guided Canoe Tour

Come join a ranger led guided canoe tour through PalmettoIsland. Tour will include an introductory lesson on paddling, followed by a tour through the park’s three ponds. Guests will also learn about common animals found along the park’s ponds, including the park’s many alligators. It is free to attend, but guests must pre-register by calling 337-893-7047 or email palmettoisland_int@crt.la.gov

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