Upcoming activities in the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary

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444 Columbia Blvd., Titusville Florida 32780
Enchanted Forest Nature Sanctuary
Closed Mondays

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A Look Ahead

September 2015 events in the Enchanted Forest.
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September 2015 events in the Enchanted Forest.

EF Guide Training. Click for PDF to PRINT & SHARE.

NATURE TIME for 2-3 year olds.
Nature time for kids 2-3 in the Enchanted Forest.
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Homeschoolers Programs
Homeschoolers programs in the Enchanted Forest
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Scout Workshops
Programs available for Scout advancements in the Enchanted Forest.
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For more information, please ask a staff member.

Enjoy a 45-minute guided, interpretive hike on the trails of the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary. Please bring hat, water and walking shoes. No reservations needed. Groups of 5 or more, please RSVP.
For more information, please call 321-264-5185.

September, 2015

Saturday, September 5, 9:am - 12noon: General Hike &
Friday, September 25, 9:am - 1:pm: Study Trips

Guide Training
Do you have a passion for environmental education?
The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary is looking for volunteers interested in helping and leading Guided Hikes & Study Trips to the students of Brevard County!

On Saturday, Sept. 5, from 9 a.m. - noon, training focuses on giving a general hike to guests of the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary. This will include basic animal and plant ID, safety, interpretive tips, and more.
On Friday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., the training session will focus on curriculum taught to Brevard County students that come to the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary on study trips. This will include safety, interpretive tips, curriculum activities, and more.

Spots are limited and future guides must preregister for these classes. Call 321.264.5185 to register. Please bring a packed lunch, water, a hat, and wear closed toed shoes and sunscreen.

Sat. Sept. 5 & Wed. Sept 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Volunteer Orientation

Come learn about the various volunteer opportunities.

Wednesday, September 9, 10:00am - 10:45am
NATURE TIME for 2-3 year olds
September's theme is Animal Homes!! We will read a story and do hands-on activities as we explore where different animals live! Spots limited. Please call 321.264.5185 to register.
New programs on October 14th & November 4th.

Friday, September 11, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Sanctuary School for homeschoolers ages 6-10
September's subject is Can You Dig It? Soil Science! Homeschoolers ages 6-10 and their families are invited to enjoy a program on soil! Spots limited. Please call 321.264.5185 to register.

Saturday, September 12, 2:00pm
Future Trails of Brevard County and Florida
Learn how the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization is supporting the development of paved multi-use trails in Brevard. Get a sneak peak at the future Coast to Coast Connector Trail which will span from Canaveral National Seashore to St. Petersburg. Join us for this informative talk presented by Katrina Morrell!

Saturday, September 16, 12:00pm - 1:00
Lunch w/ Nature - A Discussion on Sharks
Bring a packed lunch and enjoy a discussion on sharks with Joe Zayas.

Saturday, September 19, 9:00am - 11:00am
Photography Club
Program for all levels of photography. View photographs and learn helpful tips.

Saturday, September 19, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Reptile & Snake Presentation
Learn about some of the Enchanted Forest's reptile residents and meet a red rat snake!

Sunday, September 20, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Forest Funday - Fungus Fiesta
Children and families are invited to learn about fungus, enjoy a self-guided scavenger hunt and to make a mushroom craft anytime between 2pm and 4pm.

Wednesday, September 23, 6:30pm
Florida Native Plant Society - Sea Rocket Chapter
Enjoy a special presentation by Dr. Jay Barnhart on Fungus. Meet at 6:30pm for light refreshments, program begins at 7pm.

Saturday, September 26
Celebrate National Public Lands Day!
9am-12pm: Volunteer Workday in the gardens and ground of EFS.
10am: Guided Hike
10am - 3pm: Florida Native Plant Sale with Sea Rocket Chapter of Florida Native Plant Society.

Current Program! - Ongoing

As explained in the attached PDF, Dr. Teresa Cooper is asking for some help with supplies. She will be speaking at the Sea Rocket June meeting (6/24) about this project. If you can help in any way contact Martha at [email protected] or myself at [email protected] and we'll get it to Dr. Cooper. -- David Humphrey

Dr. Teresa Cooper is currently conducting research in the Enchanted Forest for the species Tillandsia utriculata.
Webmaster: Tillandsia utriculata, commonly known as the spreading airplant, is a species of bromeliad that is native to Florida and Georgia in the United States.

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


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

Closed: New Year's Day, Independence Day, Veteran's Day,
Thanksgiving Day, the Friday after Thanksgiving,
Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day

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.


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.


Calling All Volunteers & Guides!


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.

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 Sarah 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!


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.


For further information contact Friends Vice President Barbara Hoelscher at 268-5888 or EEL Enchanted Forest Sanctuary Steward Sarah Kraum 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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