Gulf State Park  Activities Schedule

 

All activities are free to guests staying in the park and a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground for non-guests unless otherwise indicated.

Friday 10/12

10:00AM – Video: Fabulous Frogs: (60 min) Journey on a wonderful trip through the weird and wonderful world of frogs. Learn about their bizarre behavior, anatomy, appearance, and more.  Through cutting-edge technology, you will get a glimpse into some of the most unusual life stories of frogs. Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.

2:00PM– 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 10/20

10:00AM – Video: Invasion of the Giant Python: Florida’s Everglades National Park is one of the last great wildlife refuges in the U.S.  But the park has become a dumping ground for tens of thousands of Burmese pythons. Pythons have moved into their new home with a vengeance, thriving in the protected wilderness and disrupting its delicate ecosystem. Follow scientists and snake hunters as they study the problem and try to find solutions to the growing crisis.  Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.

Sunday 10/21

10:00AM - Camper Devotion:  Meet at the Camp Store Pavilion (non-denominational & casual)

The Nature Center is Closed on Sundays

Monday 10/22

10:00AM – Video: Owl Power: (60 Min.) What makes owls so special? Using modern day technology this video explores how they hunt, how their vision and hearing works, and how they fly so silently. Come to the GSP Education Building to view this video.

2:00PM – 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 wild life in the water and around the pier.

Tuesday 10/23

10:00AM – 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. 

12:15PM - 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.

Wednesday 10/24

Come by and visit the Nature Center!

Thursday 10/25

10:00AM – Video: Fabulous Frogs: (60 min) Journey on a wonderful trip through the weird and wonderful world of frogs. Learn about their bizarre behavior, anatomy, appearance, and more.  Through cutting-edge technology, you will get a glimpse into some of the most unusual life stories of frogs. Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.

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 10/26

10:00AM – Video: Cuttlefish: Kings of Camouflage: (56 Min.) When it comes to camouflage the cuttlefish is the real master of disguise. With stunning under water footage, NOVA gets up close and personnel with this astonishing, brainy invertebrate. Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.

 

2:00PM– 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 10/27

10:00AM – Video: The Gathering Swarms: (60 min.) Check out some of the planet’s great gatherings, creatures that come together in inconceivable numbers – bats, bees, and numerous insects.  Some gather to breed, some to migrate, others gather for protection. Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Please Recycle: There are Recycling Bins available for plastic, paper and aluminum available in the Campground Parking Lot near the Tennis Courts. 

Please DO NOT put plastic grocery bags in recycle