Henderson Beach State Park hosting The Living Treasures of the Gulf July 6-10

July 2, 2009

gulfState park to feature week-long program focusing on the creatures of the Gulf

The Living Treasures of the Gulf is a week long program that will focus on some of the amazing creatures that live in the Gulf of Mexico. Get your fins ready and dive into this week long educational program.

Henderson Beach State Park is a beautiful 221.7-acre State Park located on the Gulf of Mexico, in Destin. For more information about the park, Click here

Schedule of Events

Monday; July 6, 2009: Dolphin Day
Location: East Pavilion
3:00 p.m. – Gulfarium –  Dolphins
6:30 p.m. Introductions – Overview of week events
7:00 p.m.- Introduction to the Gulf of Mexico
7:30 p.m. – Beach Safety Puppet Show
8:00 p.m. – The Living Sea (Video)

Tuesday; July 7, 2009: Jellyfish and Sea Turtles
Location: East Pavilion
6:00 p.m. – Monsters from the Deep
7:00 p.m. – Jellyfish Interp: (Ranger Lynda and Ranger Sasha
7:15 p.m. – Sea Turtle Interp (Ranger Chris)
8:00 p.m. – Ocean Drifters (Video

Wednesday; July 8, 2009: Kid’s Day
Location: East Pavilion
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Monsters from the Deep
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Discovery Kids: Sharks Arts & Crafts
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – AWARE Kids Art Contest
7:30 p.m. – Puppet Show (Henderson/Rocky Staff)
8:00 p.m. – Shark Tale (Video)

Thursday; July 9, 2009: Rays, Sawfish, & Sharks
Location: West Pavilion
6:00 p.m. – Monsters from the Deep
7:00 p.m. – Sharks (Ranger Kory)
7:30 p.m. – Rays & Skates (Ranger Chuk
8:00 p.m. – Shark Mountain (Video)

Friday: July 10, 2009: Recap/Closing Day
Location: East Pavilion
6:30 p.m.
Poster Session Topics Below
Lynda Smith: Plastics in our Oceans
Kory Mixon: Megladon Shark
Chuk DeMarsh: Rays & Skates
Chris Whittle: Sea Turtles
Kit Hamilton: Whale, Nurse, Basking Sharks
Sasha Craft: Shark Conservation
7:30 p.m. – Conservation Interp: (Ranger Sasha, Ranger Lynda)
8:00 p.m. – Sharkwater (Documentary
*All videos shown are rated PG. Some images of animal cruelty may be shown.
*All times subject to change. Event weather permitting.