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May 02, 2018
Summer 2018 Ranger Programs Schedule in Florida

Gulf Breeze, Fla. – Gulf Islands National Seashore announces its summer (June through August) ranger programs schedule for the Florida Areas of the park.  All programs are free and are subject to change without notification.  For additional information, contact the national seashore at (850) 934-2600.  There is an entrance fee to the Fort Pickens and Fort Barrancas Areas.  

Fort Barrancas Area –
The Fort Barrancas Area is open Thursday-Monday 9:00 am-4:15 pm.


Fort Barrancas: Bastions on the Bluffs
Thursdays through Mondays at 2:00 pm; meet at the Fort Barrancas Visitor Center.
45 minute program; involves walking on uneven surfaces, sandy walkways, and steps.

Advanced Redoubt: Legacy in Brick & Mortar
Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 am; meet at the entrance to Advanced Redoubt.
45 minute program; involves walking on uneven surfaces, sandy walkways, and steps.

Fort Pickens Area-  
The Fort Pickens Discovery Center is open daily 9:00 am-4:30 pm.


Nature Walk: Life on a Barrier Island
Daily at 9:30 am; meet at the Fort Pickens Bookstore
45 minute program; fun for families, children must be accompanied by an adult.

School of the Soldier
Thursdays through Sundays at 11:00 am & 3:00 pm; meet at the Fort Pickens Bookstore.
30 minute program; accessible. Program includes firing demonstrations when staff available.

Fort Pickens: Stories of Brick and Mortar
Daily at 1:00 pm; meet at the Fort Pickens Bookstore.
30 minute program; involves walking on uneven surfaces, sandy walkways, and steps.

Sunset on Santa Rosa Island
Friday, June 15 and July 13 at 7:00 pm & Friday, August 10 at 6:30 pm; meet at the old Fort Pickens Campground Store parking lot.
30 minute program; involves walking on uneven surfaces, sandy walkways, and steps.

Stargazing
Friday, June 15 and July 13 at 8:00 pm & Friday, August 10 at 7:30 pm; meet at the Battery Worth Picnic Area
Join park staff and volunteers from the Escambia Amateur Astronomer’s Association (EAAA) for a fun night out under the stars.  Get an up close view of some celestial objects and learn more about the night sky.  Telescopes will be available for use.

Other Areas Information:
                   Perdido Key Area -    Open from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm March through October.          
     Santa Rosa Day Use Area -    Day Use Areas are open from 8:30 am to sunset.
         Okaloosa Day Use Area -    Day Use Areas are open from 8:30 am to sunset.
Contact:
Brent Everitt
850-934-2612