Walton area State Parks celebrate Literacy Month with Sept. events

August 30, 2009

stateparklogoCelebrate Literacy Month with a variety of events geared for children

In celebration of Literacy month in September, Florida State Parks are celebrating with a variety of activities. Dates and locations listed below:

patrickhartsfieldSaturday, September 12 – Grayton Beach State Park
Become a Florida Junior Ranger
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Description: The Department of Environmental Protection’s Grayton Beach State Park is looking for Junior Rangers for their Literacy in the Park Program. The Park Ranger will meet participants at the Beach Pavilion for an hour of fun ranger activities promoting reading in the ‘Real Florida.’ All participants will receive a Junior Ranger badge and certificate upon completion of the hour long program.
Fees: Park Admission fees are waived from September 11th thru the 13th to any one donating a gently used or new book, presenting a library card or a library book.
Contact: Patrick Hartsfield, (850) 231-4210

doyouknowSaturday, September 12 – Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
10:30 a.m.
Join us as we read Author Paul Lowery’s childrens book together, “Do You Know Where the Sea Turtles Go?” This event is great for children and is family oriented.   State Park Rangers will have interpretive aids and present a short program on sea turtles afterwards and be available for questions.  Come and join the fun.  Park at the Day-Use area off Hwy 30A and take a short hike to the campfire circle.  Fees are waived for those who bring a library card or family friendly slightly used or new book. Call 267-0299 for more information.

1 Comment
    1. The girls have an autographed copy of this book. “do you know where the sea turtles go”
      it’s a great resource for teaching about our unique environment here. Bravo for the state parks!

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