Upcoming activities in the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary

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February
February 2015 events in the Enchanted Forest
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March
March events in the Enchanted Forest
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AVAILABLE


ENCHANTED FOREST SANCTUARY
SPECIAL EVENTS
ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE.
For more information, please ask a staff member.


GUIDED NATURE HIKES
SATURDAYS at 10:00am
A 45-minute, interpretive hike offered every Saturday on the trails of the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary. Bring hat, water and walking shoes. No reservations needed. Groups of 5 or more, please RSVP. For more information, please call 321-264-5185.


February, 2015

GIRL SCOUT WORKSHOP
Feb. 28, 1:00-4:00pm
Calling all Junior Girl Scouts! Come out for an afternoon of fun and discovery as you earn and receive your Animal Habitats Badge. Registration is required. To register, visit: https://www.citrus-gs.org/calendar/ProgramEvents/Pages/Animal_Habitats_at_the_Enchanted_Forest_22815.aspx


March, 2015

PALM FROND WEAVING
March 5, Thur., 3:30-4:30pm
Join Volunteer Peggy Coleman to learn how to weave palm frond creations. Suggested for 8-12 year olds. Please pre-register by calling 321.264.5185.

VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION
March 7, Sat., and MARCH 18, Wed., 3:00 - 4:00 pm
The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary is looking for dynamic individuals with a passion for the environment! Come learn about the various volunteer opportunities available.

NATURE TIME for 2-3 year olds
March 13, Fri., 10:00-10:45am
ANIMAL TRACKS - Make tracks to the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary and discover the fun footprints animals leave behind through a story and hands-on activities. Spots limited. Registration is required. Please call 321.264.5185 to register.

SNAKE PRESENTATION
March 14, Sat., 2:00pm
Learn about some of the Enchanted Forest's reptile residents and meet a red rat snake!

FOREST FUNDAY for children
March 15, Sun., 2:00-4:00pm
Nature program for families any time between 2:00 and 4:00pm. Come enjoy a Sanctuary Search and art project. This program is free and fun for all.

MOUNTAIN BIKING ADVENTURE at Scottsmoor Flatwoods Sanctuary
March 19, Thur., 9:00 - 10:30am.
Explore Scottsmoor Flatwoods Sanctuary on a leisurely mountain bike ride through several habitats. Terrain may include sugar sand and mud. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Please bring your mountain bike, sunscreen, hat, water, and wear closed-toed shoes. Please pre-register by calling 321.264.5185.

FRIENDS OF ENCHANTED FOREST
March 19, Thurs., 6:30pm
The Friends of the Enchanted Forest is the volunteer organization which supports the programs at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary.

PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB
March 21, Sat., 9:00-11:00am
Program for all levels of photography to view, discuss and learn helpful tips. No reservations required.

YOGA IN NATURE
March 21, Sat., 10:00-11:00am
Join us for a Yoga class on the screened porch. Traditional Yoga class for all-levels with modifications to suit different abilities and experiences. Build your strength, flexibility and manage stress levels. Wear loose fitting clothes and do not eat an hour before class. Bring water and a mat, if you have one. Please register be calling 321-264-5185.

FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY Sea Rocket Chapter
March 25, Wed., 6:30pm
Meet and greet at 6:30pm and plant ID workshop begins at 7:00pm. Light refreshments served.

BIRDING KAYAK TRIP at Fox Lake Sanctuary
March 27, Fri., 9:00 - 11:00 am
Leisurely paddle with EEL guides and go birding by boat. Learn to identify some of the common species of birds that live at Fox Lake Sanctuary. Limited number of kayaks available, guests may bring their own kayak. Please bring your own binoculars, sunscreen, hat, and water. Please meet at the boat ramp by 8:45am, trip will start promptly. Registration is required by calling 321-264-5185.

STAR PARTY with the Brevard Astronomical Society
March 28, Sat., 8:00 - 10:00pm
Experience the night sky on the trails of the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary! Look through telescopes and star gaze on one of the highest points in Brevard County.



24-hour 'Bioblitz' survey planned for Enchanted Forest Sanctuary

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary Management & Education Center is hosting a bioblitz starting at 1 p.m. May 23 through 1 p.m. May 24 at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary in Titusville.

A bioblitz is a 24-hour survey of the biological diversity in a specified area. The purpose of this event is to catalog the species positively identified within a 24-hour period at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, increase the public awareness of the biological diversity in Brevard County, provide a fun and educational recreation activity to the general public, for field experts to have the opportunity to share their passions and knowledge with each other and the general public, and to celebrate International Biological Diversity Day.

We are seeking scientists, experts, and naturalists that would be interested in participating by leading surveys of a specified taxa, helping in the identification of species, and/or hosting talks/tables to educate the public on the species and biodiversity of Brevard County.

If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please contact Sarah Kraum by phone (321.264.5185) or email ([email protected]) by Feb. 20.



JOIN THE FRIENDS OF THE ENCHANTED FOREST A non-profit volunteer organization committed to assist the EEL Program with conservation of The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, and educate visitors about the unique geology and biodiversity at the sanctuary.

Information about volunteering or becoming a member of the Friends of The Enchanted Forest call 321-264-5192, visit www.nbbd.com/godo/ef or write: Friends of The Enchanted Forest 444 Columbia Blvd., Titusville FL 32780


ENCHANTED FOREST SANCTUARY EDUCATION & MANAGEMENT CENTER

Visitors to the 471-acre Sanctuary experience wildlife observation and diverse plant life on over 4 miles of hiking trails. The Management & Education Center offers hands-on Exhibit Room, Discovery Room, gift shop, reference library and restrooms. There is an outdoor, open-air butterfly garden and the screened porch and amphitheatre provide venues for outdoor education.

Universal accessible amenities include an exterior covered porch, the Ancient Oak amphitheater, outdoor Butterfly Garden and a trail to a scenic overlook over the Addison Canal.

LOCATION Enchanted Forest Sanctuary 444 Columbia Blvd, Titusville, FL.

In south Titusville on SR 405 across the street from the Space Coast Executive Airport.

ENCHANTED FOREST HOURS: Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Mondays. 9:00am to 5:00 pm. - No pets, bikes or smoking in the Sanctuary.

Information: 321-264-5185 www.eelbrevard.com





All activities (unless otherwise noted) will take place in the Enchanted Forest.
The Enchanted Forest Nature Sanctuary is located south of Titusville, FL on Route 405, 1/2 mile west of U.S. Route 1.


Volunteer opportunities in the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary.

ONGOING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

There are many opportunities for volunteering at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary; such as a Host, Interpretive Guide, Nature Center Monitor and other related activities. If you wish to be a part of this great program, or would like more information, please call us at 321-264-5185. Thank you.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FLYER


Calling All Volunteers & Guides!


Hosts

Hike desk, exhibit area and trail hosts are needed. Responsibilities include: greeting visitors at the center and on the trails; providing general information, guidance and trail maps; assisting visitors with hands on educational exhibits. Hosts are primarily needed on Saturdays and Sundays.


The Shoppe in the Forest

Sharon Bohlmann and JoAnn Trainer would like to invite you to join the Volunteers in the beautiful Shoppe in the Forest. It is a fine place to spend some time and help some people find a trinket for themselves or a gift for a loved one. It's a good opportunity to learn more about our Sanctuary, and to encourage our Visitors also. Great conversations take place in and around the Shoppe and Science Hall. Visitors gather and chat, hover and discover! So come, join the little Shoppe in the Forest! Click here for more information.

The Enchanted Forest gift Shoppe invites volunteers.

Gift Shoppe Help Wanted

For the past 10 years the Shoppe in the Enchanted Forest has provided visitors with reminders of their visit. Proceeds from sales go toward educational programs in the forest provided by both staff and volunteers. The Shoppe carries educational games for children of all ages, books for nature lovers, gifts for that special someone, t-shirts that spell out your love of the forest and unusual treasures for travelers passing through.

The present shopkeeper is now 10 years older than when she took on this venture and needs help. Putting price stickers on merchandise when it arrives in the forest and placing it on the shelves is all that's needed and a great way to help support your sanctuary.

Call us and we'll be glad to talk with you.
This is YOUR forest, let's always keep it enchanted.
321-264-5185


Volunteer Gardening

Volunteers can join Gardeners to care for the Forest's butterfly gardens for upkeep and to "deadhead" (remove dead flower heads from a plant) blooms so more energy goes to the next flowers. The spent blooms are collected for next year's seeding.

If interested, please contact Suzanne Meyers at meyermenagerie at cfl.rr.com for the next workday.

Thanks for all your hard work...the gardens show how much you care!

Guides for Group Tours

Guide or be guided: Regularly scheduled HIKES on Saturday mornings at 10:00.

Call Joanie at 264-5185 to (1) make a guided hike or cart tour reservation, and (2) give a hike (3) Guide one of the many groups visiting the forest!

CART TOURS:

Are available for all folks who have difficulty walking distances.
That means visitors and our own Enchanted Forest friends and volunteers.
Guides and Members: Would you like to give cart tours? It is very enjoyable and you can earn your drivers license through the North Lands Manager
Call 264-5185 for further information.

PLEASE JOIN US! WE NEED ALL OF YOU VERY MUCH!


For further information contact Friends Co-Vice Presidents Barbara Hoelscher at 268-5888 and Neta Harris at 268-5224 or EEL Enchanted Forest Sanctuary Steward Joanie Faulls at: 321-264-5185 or at [email protected]

Friends of the Enchanted Forest
444 Columbia Boulevard
Titusville, FL 32780
321-264-5192, 268-5888, 268-5224


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