Upcoming activities in the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary

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444 Columbia Blvd., Titusville Florida 32780
Enchanted Forest Nature Sanctuary
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Upcoming Activities

Group Programs       --       To Volunteer Opportunities       --      

WISH LISTSGift Shop Help Wanted
CHRISTMAS EVE and CHRISTMAS DAY - December 24, Tues. & Dec.25, Wed., 2013
The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary will be closed for the holiday.

Our friends at Sams House have an active schedule. Click here for information and their schedule.

A Look Ahead

April events in the Enchanted Forest flyer
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Prehistoric Native Americans of Florida's East Coast


Earth Day 2014 in the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary.
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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, 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.


APRIL, 2014

Wildlife Corridor Expedition Brevard
  • April 3, 9:00-10:30am – Swamp Walk of high fitness level at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary
  • April 6, 1:00-2:00pm and 3:30-4:30pm - Fox Lake Sanctuary trailer bench rides.
  • April 6, 6:30-8:30pm - Night ride at Fox Lake Sanctuary.
  • April 8, 8:30-10:00am - Dicerandra Scrub Sanctuary guided hike with Dr. Jay Barnhart, Jr.
  • April 11, 4:00-5:00pm - Gopher Tortoise Program at the Enchanted Forest by Naturalist, Joe Swingle.
  • April 11, 7:30-9:00pm - Nocturnal Nature Hike at the Enchanted Forest led by Naturalist, Joe Swingle.
  • Registration required. To register, please visit www.ExpeditionBrevard.com.

VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION
April 9, Wed., 2:00-3:00pm
The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary is looking for dynamic individuals with a passion for the environment! Come learn about the various volunteer opportunities available.

TROPICAL FLORIDA HIKE with RON CHICONE
April 11, Fri., 9:45 - 11:30am
Come join us for an exploration of the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary's amazing diversity of tropical and temperate plant species living on the edges of their natural range.

FRIENDS OF ENCHANTED FOREST
April 17, Thurs., 7:00pm
Prehistoric Native Americans of Florida's East Coast presentation by Elaine Williams. Florida's Native People were here long before the Spanish set foot on our coast. Did you ever hear about the Timucua, the Ais, the Jaega, or the Tequesta peoples? They were farmers, fishermen, hunters, and traders. Come hear how the geography, geology, and ecology of prehistoric Florida affected how the First Floridians lived and prospered.

PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB
April 19, Sat., 9:00-11:00am
Program for all levels of photography. View photographs and learn helpful tips. This program is free and reservations are not required. For more information, please call 321-264-5185.

FOREST FUNDAY for children
April 20, Sun., 2:00-4:00pm
Program for children and their families to help them enjoy nature. Come enjoy a Sanctuary Search (non-collecting scavenger hunt) and art project. This program is free and fun for all ages.

FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY - SEAROCKET CHAPTER
April 23, Wed., 7:00pm
The Keys to using a Botanical Key, Part II – "The Dicots" with Dr. Paul Schmalzer. You'll have an opportunity to practice using the botanical key and develop the skills needed to classify and identify plants. Don't miss this chance to learn how to identify plants from one of FNPS's premiere botanists. As always this if free to the public, and all are invited.

EARTH DAY FESTIVAL
Saturday, April 26th, 10:00am to 3:00pm.
Come enjoy this annual Festival to celebrate Earth Day with Florida Native Wildlife, Environmental exhibitors, guided hikes, Native Plant sales and information, musicians, children's activities and crafts and much more. This is a family-fun and free event. For more info, please call 321-264-5185. -- WEBSITE


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.


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 joan.faulls@brevardparks.com

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


Printable volunteer opportunities flyer.



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