Find yourself in Florida this month and pencil in a trip to Biscayne National Park on Sunday to attend the Family Fun Fest, where five sciences will be the topics for discussion.
Biscayne National Park
It sure doesn’t seem like a whole year has passed, but it’s time again for the annual Christmas Bird Count. Sponsored by the National Audubon Society, this is the 115th consecutive year the count has been held, making it one of the world’s longest running and largest citizen science projects. The 2014-15 count dates fall between December 14th and January 5th. Participation is free.
Winter is not the season to leave the rig in the driveway. Across the National Park System there are wonderful places to explore while half the nation is locked in snow and cold.
Winter typically is the best season to visit south Florida's national parks, thanks to the cooler, dryer weather. And if you're heading down there in the coming months, be sure to check out the Family Fun Fest activities that will be offered at Biscayne National Park through the winter months.
Nearly $200,000 is flowing to four south Florida national park units to help underwrite habitat restoration, protect wildlife, and support visitor programs.
It's just about time for the Columbus Day Weekend to roll around, and at Biscayne National Park in Florida officials are urging visitors who arrive that weekend by boat in particular to enjoy it safely.
Coral reefs are some of the richest habitats in the world, providing home and grocery for scores of marine species. Too, they serve as storm buffers for the islands and mainlands they rim, and delight countless snorklers and scuba divers who explore them. A new children's book focuses on coral reefs, and how they're established.
Earlier this year we shared a video of a garbage cleanup at Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska. Today we have a video of garbage -- marine debris -- collected at national park landscapes in south Florida.
Call it a sign of the times. Law enforcement rangers at Biscayne National Park in Florida have gone wireless with their computer systems in an effort to better track crime, and criminals, in the park.
It's short -- just two days -- but the Spiny Lobster Sport Season is coming to Biscayne National Park in Florida later this month. Be sure to obey the catch rules, as park law-enforcement rangers will be patroling around the clock, both to ensure public safety and and to check for legal lobster harvests.