Gulf State Park

Weekly Activities

Saturday 11/30

10:00 AM to Noon — Pickleball: Meet at the tennis courts.

10:00 AM — 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.

2:00 PM — Nature Time: Come to the Nature Center and learn about a variety of different creatures who call the park home!

Sunday 12/01

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

The Nature Center is Closed on Sundays

Monday 12/02

8:00 AM — Early Bird Fitness: Meet in the Activities Bldg.

10:00 AM — Volleyball: Meet at the Volleyball Courts.

10:00 AM to Noon — Pickleball: Meet at the tennis courts.

10:00 AM — 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.

2:00 PM — Radical Raptors - The Eastern Screech Owl- Come to the Nature Center to meet Archimedes an Eastern Screech Owl and learn why she is a RADICAL RAPTOR!!!

6:00 PM — Christmas at the Movies: Join us in the Education building for a showing of Madea’s Christmas. Bring a dessert to share.

Tuesday 12/03

9:00 AM — Ladies Social and Crafts: Meet in the Education Bldg. to work on your project or come learn a new one with like-minded ladies.

10:00 AM to Noon — Pickleball: Meet at the tennis courts.

2:00 PM — Journey Through the Solar System: Explore our solar system and learn amazing facts about the unique planets! Meet in the Education Bldg. for this program.

7:00 PM — Open Mic Night: Join us in the Activities Bldg. for an evening of fun and music.  Open to everyone, come play some of your favorite tunes for everyone to enjoy! Bring an instrument or just listen.

7:30 PM — Star Gazing at the Pier: Meet at the foot of the Pier near the turtle for a guided exploration of the sky, stars, planets and constellations. Weather dependent. 

Wednesday 12/04

8:00 AM — Early Bird Fitness: Meet in the Activities Bldg.

10:00 AM — Volleyball: Meet at the Volleyball Courts.

10:00 AM to Noon — Pickleball: Meet at the tennis courts.

10:00 AM — Radical Raptors - The Barred Owl- Come to the Nature Center to meet Sherlock the Barred Owl and learn why she is a RADICAL RAPTOR!!!

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 12/05

10:00 AM to Noon — Pickleball: Meet at the tennis courts.

10:00 AM — Video: Leave it to Beavers: (60 min.) Discover the fascination story of the beavers of North America. Learn about their history, near extinction, and current comeback, as well as how scientists are recruiting these natural builders to revitalize many aquatic ecosystems. Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.

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!

2:00 PM — Cookie Making Party: The Whos down in Whoville need help making cookies for Grinchmas! Drop off donations of cookies to the Activities building. Don’t have a big enough oven to make cookies? No problem! The one in the Activities building will be available for cookie baking at 2pm.

Friday 12/06

8:00 AM — Early Bird Fitness: Meet in the Activities Bldg.

10:00 AM — Volleyball: Meet at the Volleyball Courts.

10:00 AM to Noon — Pickleball: Meet at the tennis courts.

10:00 AM —  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.

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.

 

Pine Needle Basketry Class

Learn how to make beautiful baskets made out of our local Pine Tree needles! Sign up for one of four classes offered 9:00am-12:00pm on Jan. 15th & 22nd, and Feb. 12th & 26th.

Please sign up at the Nature Center from now until a week before the scheduled class, space is limited. There is a $5 fee due at the time of sign-up.

 

Toys for Tots

Drop off your donations now through Dec. 7th at the Camp Store!