March 2017 Ranger Programs Schedule in Florida

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February 22, 2017
Gulf Islands News Release

Release Date: February 22, 2017

Contacts:        Sandra Tennyson, Sandra_Tennyson@nps.gov, 850-934-2600

March 2017 Ranger Programs Schedule in Florida

Gulf Breeze, Fla. – Gulf Islands National Seashore announces the March ranger programs schedule.  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. There will be no public programs March 20-24, 2017.

Advanced Redoubt: Legacy in Brick & Mortar
Saturdays and Sundays at 12:30 pm; meet at the entrance to Advanced Redoubt.
30 minute program; involves walking on uneven surfaces, sandy walkways, and steps.

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

Fort Pickens: Garrison for Freedom
Weekdays at 2:00 pm, weekends at 11:00 am & 2:00 pm; meet at the entrance to Fort Pickens.
30 minute program; involves walking on uneven surfaces, sandy walkways, and steps.

Beach Walk: Life on a Barrier Island
Saturdays and Sundays at 12:30 pm; meet at the Fort Pickens Museum
30 minute program; fun for families, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Creature Feature
Saturdays and Sundays at 3:30 pm; meet at the Fort Pickens Museum
30 minute talk; accessible; fun for families, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Areas Information:
Fort Pickens Area - The Fort Pickens Bookstore and Museum are open daily 8:30 am-4:30 pm.
Perdido Key Area - The Perdido Key Area is open daily 5:00 am-10:00 pm.
Fort Barrancas Area - The Fort Barrancas Area is open Thursday-Monday 8:30 am-4:30 pm.
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.
Naval Live Oaks Area - Park Headquarters exhibits are open Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm. except federal holidays.

About Gulf Islands National Seashore: Created in 1971, the national seashore stretches 160 miles along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida and Mississippi, and includes barrier islands, maritime forests, historic forts, bayous, and marine habitat. Visit us at www.nps.gov/guis, on Facebook www.facebook.com/GulfIslandsNPS, Twitter www.twitter.com/GulfIslands_NPS, and Instagram www.Instagram.com/GulfIslandsNPS.

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Public Affairs
Gulf Islands National Seashore
1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563
850-934-2600 (HQ)
228-230-4100 (MS)