Gulf State Park Weekly Activities

 

 

Friday 5/24

10:00 AM — Guided Nature Walk on Gulf Oak Ridge: Meet our park guide at the entrance (in the parking lot) of Gulf Oak Ridge and explore one of the trails in Gulf State Park.  Bring binoculars if you have them. We have some to share.

 

2:00 PM — Snake Encounters: Visit the Nature Center to learn all about our native snakes. You will learn how to identify the local venomous species and why these creatures are an important part of our environment. Bring a camera and get your picture touching a beautiful snake.

 

Saturday 5/25

10:00 AM — Guided Pier Walk: Meet at the Gulf State Park Fishing Pier concession stand for a free guided tour along the pier. Our Naturalist will talk about some amazing facts about the pier as well as point out various wildlife in the water and around the pier.

 

2:00 PM — Video: Crash: A Tale of Two Species: (60 min.) This is an awesome tale of a tiny shorebird and its dependence on one of Earth’s most prehistoric creatures, the horseshoe crab.  Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.

 

Sunday 5/26

10:00 AM—Camper Devotion:  Meet at the Ed. Bldg. (non-denominational & casual)

 

2:00 PM — Video: Gus the Alligator: (30 min.)  Join young Gus as he makes his way through miles of swamp in pursuit of his dream - to live with his crocodile cousins along the ocean coast. Suitable for young viewers. Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.

 

Monday 5/27

10:00 AM — Dolphins of Alabama: Come to the Education Building to learn about the different species of dolphins found in the Gulf of Mexico and how these intelligent and captivating mammals survive in their marine environment.

 

2:00 PM — Alligator Adventures: Come see our baby alligators and learn some interesting facts about this pre-historic creature that can be found in Gulf State Park! Meet at the Education Building for this presentation about American Alligators.   

 

4:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Summer Kickoff Block Party: Come to the Parking Lot of the Nature Center and Pool for a free and family party filled with games and music!

 

Tuesday 5/28

10:00 AM — Guided Nature Walk: Bog Habitats in Gulf State Park: Meet our Park Naturalist at the Orange Beach Sportsplex Trail Head to enjoy a walk through our marsh land and bogs. You will discover some amazing things about the plants and animals that survive in this unusual environment.

 

1:00 PM — Navigating by the Stars: The Sextant and High Noon –Learn why “High Noon” (the Meridian Passage) was important to early sailors and how they used a Sextant to determine their true location. Meet at the Ed. Bldg. for this program.

 

8:30 PM — Stargazing at the Pier: Meet at the foot of the Pier near the bronze turtle for a guided exploration of the sky, stars, planets and constellations. Weather dependent. 

 

Wednesday 5/29

10:00 AM — Guided Nature Walk on Gulf Oak Ridge: Meet our park guide at the entrance (in the parking lot) of Gulf Oak Ridge and explore one of the trails in Gulf State Park.  Bring binoculars if you have them. We have some to share.

 

2:00 PM — Guided Pier Walk: Meet at the Gulf State Park Fishing Pier concession stand for a free guided tour along the pier. Our Naturalist will talk about some amazing facts about the pier as well as point out various wildlife in the water and around the pier.

 

Thursday 5/30

1:00 PM —Pirates of Perdido Bay: Come to the Ed. Bldg. to hear exciting tales of the local pirates who traversed the Gulf of Mexico in search of treasure!

 

2:00PM — Radical Raptors - The Red-Tailed Hawk- Come to the Nature Center to meet Hawkeye the Red-Tailed Hawk and learn why he is a RADICAL RAPTOR!!!

 

Friday 5/31

10:00 AM — Bugs and Insects: Learn new and exciting facts about some of the creepy crawlies that live in Gulf State Park. This program is suited for people of all ages and allows you to get up close and personal with some unique insects. Meet at the Education Building for this program and weather permitting join our Naturalists to hunt for some of the unusual inhabitants to our park.

 

2:00 PM — Snake Encounters: Visit the Nature Center to learn all about our native snakes. You will learn how to identify the local venomous species and why these creatures are an important part of our environment. Bring a camera and get your picture touching a beautiful snake.