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Learn about Florida wildlife by exploring museum collections, observing live organisms as we hike along trails and participate in socially distanced activities about the plants and animals found in our parks!

These unique events give participants:

  • An up-close look at Museum specimens to learn about the collections and their importance
  • The chance to take part in activities relating to springs
  • A special hike and personalized tour of the creatures that live in local parks

Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be implemented for the program.

people walking on a trailPrice: $12 per adult/child pair, includes park entrance fee. $6 per additional person.
Audience: Best suited for children in grades 1-6.
Time: 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Theme: Springs and fishes
Location: Ruth B. Kirby Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park
Instructor:  Gabriel Somarriba, graduate student at the Museum’s Ichthyology Collection

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Name: Alberto Lopez Torres, Florida Museum

Email: alopez@floridamuseum.ufl.edu


Ruth B. Kirby Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park

7450 NE 60th St
High Springs, FL 32643

Phone: 386-454-1369

Website: View Venue Website

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