The Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center in Ruskin has some exciting events lined up for the fall!Upcoming events through the end of the year:
- First Saturday each month; Family Naturalist Hour; 9:30am-10:30am. FREE. A different nature topic each month. No reservations required.
- Sat., Sept 17; International Coastal Cleanup; 8am-noon; Land and water cleanup. FREE. Register with Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, http://www.keeptampabaybeautiful.org/coastal-cleanup.shtml
- Sat., Sept 24; National Public Lands Day; 8am-noon; Fixup/maintenance for various projects. FREE. Projects include mulching, planting, tree trimming and more. Call 813-641-8545 for more information and to register.
- Sat., Oct 8; Observe the Moon Night; 7:30pm-9pm; Night hike ending at fire circle for moon viewing (possibly meteor shower spotting too!) and s'mores. $5/person. Limit 20 participants. Email us at email@example.com or call 813-641-8545 with your name, number of people and phone number you can reached at for confirmation.
- Sat., Oct 15; Beef 'n Bones Fundraiser; 3pm-8pm; An evening of food and entertainment with 'unveiling' of second restored fishing cabin. Tickets can be purchased online at http://campbayoubeefnbones.eventbrite.com .
- Fri-Sun, Nov 11-13: A Natural Education Weekend; Fri,1pm- Sat, 8pm, plus Sunday morning field trips. Enjoying the outdoors responsibly in Florida. Visit http://anaturaleducation.blogspot.com for registration costs and more information.
These events are part of a Be Out There!, Get Outdoors Florida!, "Let's GO"- Children and Nature, No Child Left Inside, and Let's Move Outside inspired initiative. In addition, Camp Bayou is now a member of the Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network- www.fyccn.org .
The Nature Center is taking reservations for field trips for the current school year. Popular programs include River Study, Native People, Rotation Stations (students visit up to 6 nature topic stations during their 2-3 hour trip) plus many more options. Cost is just $5 per child, adults are free. Contact Dolly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Paleo Preserve Fossil Museum is taking reservations for fossil programs for school groups. It is open to the general public on Saturdays only from 9am-2pm. Leave a message for Fred Hendershot at 813-641-8545. Specify that you are calling about the fossil program.