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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