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On January 3, 1975, the Seashore was established by Public Law 93-626, "to preserve and protect the outstanding, natural, scenic, scientific, ecological, and historic values of certain lands, shoreline, and waters of the State of Florida, and to provide for public outdoor recreation use and enjoyment of the same." On Saturday, November 11, Canaveral National Seashore will celebrate 25 years as a part of the National Park Service. The park is expecting a reunion of former park employees and volunteers. The day will be filled with activities that will be open to the general public.
An invitation is extended to the public to participate in these special activities for the day. Below is the list of programs that are open to the public and will be conducted by Park Staff and Volunteers.
Children between the ages of 6 - 12 will be eligible to become a participant in the parks Junior Ranger Program. Children must attend three programs, pick up a bag of trash on the beach and do a special project. When the projects are complete they will receive a Junior Ranger patch and certificate.
Programs for the day include:
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m - Eldora State House - Open to the public9:30 a.m. - BEACH DISCOVER HUNT - ( 45 min.) - Meet at Parking Area #1A. Help us celebrate our 25th year with a walk on the beach. Join a volunteer at on the beach hunt for various object that can be found on the beach. Children attending the program will be eligible to participate in the park's Junior Ranger Program.
10:00 a.m. - SURFFISHING - (1 1/2 hour) - Join at volunteer and learn the basics of surf-fishing. Meet at the Pavilion behind the Information Center. Bring your fishing rods and your own bait (shrimp).
10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. - (1/2 hour) - 25th Anniversary Slide Presentation - Meet at the Information Center auditorium.
10:30 - TOUGHY TURTLE - (1 hour) - Meet at the Information Center. Join a volunteer as she tells the story of Toughy, the loggerhead sea turtle as she journeys from the nest to the ocean and back to the beach at Canaveral National Seashore. Learn about all the hazards the loggerhead and other sea turtles face in the life's journey. Children attending the program will be eligible to participate in the park's Junior Ranger Program.
11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. - Eldora State House Tour - Meet at the Eldora State House.
12:00 Noon - Bring a picnic lunch enjoy the day at the park and visit the Eldora State House.
1:30 p.m - Where are the Manatees - (1 hour) - Meet at the Information Center. Join a volunteer in the auditorium and watch the film, "What in the World is a Manatee". Find out where is the best place to see the manatees at Canaveral National Seashore. Children attending the program will be eligible to participate in the park's Junior Ranger Program.
2:30 p.m. - What's Happening at Turtle Mound - (1 hour) - Join volunteers as they walk to the top of Turtle Mound and discuss the history of the Timucuan Indians. On the walk, the flora and fauna of the mound will be identified. A spotting scope with be set up at the top of the mound to view passing birds. Meet at the base of the mound.
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