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Moccasin Lake Environmental Education Center

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2750 Park Trail Lane
Clearwater, FL United States
727 -793-2976www.clearwater-fl.com/gov/depts/parksrec/facilities/mlnp.asp

Open:
Thurs., Fri., & Sat.: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun.: noon-4 p.m.
Closed all city holidays
Days and times are subject to change.
Free admission

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Upcoming Events

March 2017
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SUNCOAST HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING

March 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Suncoast Herpetological Society is a non-profit, educational, and recreational club for people interested in reptiles and amphibians with an emphasis on responsible husbandry & captive breeding.  The Suncoast Herpetological Society provides educational talks to Pinellas County residents as well as the surrounding counties and communities. Each month a speaker discusses a herpetological topic at the meeting, and he or she goes into the community giving talks at libraries, schools and environmental education centers.

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Free

PERMACULTURE TECHNIQUES

March 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

CREATING YOUR OWN FOOD FOREST USING PERMACULTURE TECHNIQUES Learn how to create your own food forest using Permaculture designs and techniques, along with how to use edible perennial plants and trees that will provide you with food for years to come.  

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April 2017
Free

BIRD WALK

April 1 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Take a guided hike on Moccasin Lake’s newly renovated nature trail while seeking birds by sight and sound. Bring binoculars and field guides, if you have them.  Meet in the parking lot

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ARCHERY

April 1 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Children ages 8-18 learn the basics of archery.

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CLEARWATER AUDUBON SOCIETY MEETING

April 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The local chapter of the National Audubon Society conducts field trips to Florida’s natural areas, supports local environmental education efforts and sponsors environmental educators to Audubon training centers. Everyone is welcome. April 3 Program – Birds of the Sax-Zim Bog – Many people think of Minnesota's famous Sax Zim Bog as a winter destination. It is that of course, with its plethora of boreal species associated with the far north.  But it is much more. It is a splendid place to…

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PINELLAS NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY MEETING

April 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

This non-profit, educational and recreational club is for those interested in native plants.  They discuss native plant topics at meetings and give talks at libraries, schools and environmental education centers. $1 suggested donation per person.  http://pinellas.fnpschapters.org/

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INTRO TO KAYAKING

April 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn the basics of kayaking in the classroom and on the water in this dynamic 2-day program!  Spend Thursday evening learning about different parts of the kayak, the equipment, and techniques, and turn your knowledge into skills the following Saturday afternoon on a lake.  Equipment is provided. Moccasin Lake Environmental Education Center (classroom seminar) Thursday, April 6, 6:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. 2750 Park Trail Ln., Clearwater, FL  33759 Cliff Stephens Park (on the water demo) Saturday, April 8, 11 am.…

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HUKYU BONSAI SOCIETY MEETING

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn the art and techniques of Bonsai.  www.facebook.com/hukyubonsaisociety.  Call Jeff Haskins at 813-951-1904 or Kay Waldron at 727-376-0178 for details.  $1 suggested donation per session

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CLEARWATER TURTLE & TORTOISE CLUB OF FLORIDA MEETING

April 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

This non-profit, educational and recreational club is for those interested in turtles with an emphasis on responsibility husbandry and captive breeding.  Each month a speaker discusses turtle topics and they give talks at libraries, schools and environmental educational education centers. For more info contact Mark Kirshner at 352-340-6619.  $1 suggested donation per session

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PINELLAS BEEKEEPERS MEETING

April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Pinellas Beekeepers is a group of local beekeepers, whose purpose is to learn, teach, promote, and share beekeeping knowledge at meetings and through activities in and near Pinellas County Florida. We feel a necessity to let the public know how important the Bees are to the environment and to educate them on the misconception that Honey Bees are just another pest. You will learn how important they are for pollination of our food sources and the many advantages that honey and other…

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Free

BAT & OWL PROWL

April 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The night skies are noisier than you think! Join our professional biologists for a guided prowl to learn about creatures of the night. Investigate screech owl coos, bat clicks and other eerie evening sounds. Enjoy prowling the night with these winged warriors and even eavesdrop on bat conversations through technology. Limited space available; registration deadline 4/11/17.  Register with Sensing Nature - call 727-397-2306 or email Jeanne at jmurphy@sensingnature.com.  Program is free!  This spectacular experience should not be missed. Registration required. …

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FLORIDA HERB SOCIETY MEETING

April 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Registration and herbal swap at 6:30 p.m. (meeting starts at 6:45). Bring herb cuttings, seeds and plants to swap along with your favorite herbal delight to add to our tasting and herbal swap tables. $1 suggested donation per person.

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ANCIENT FOOD

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The foods we eat say a lot about who we are; one family’s comfort food might be another’s worst nightmare.  Just like other artifacts that archaeologists find, food remains can say a lot about people’s past diets, environments and cultures.  Learn how archaeologists study tiny bits of food to learn about people in the past, and then try your hand at identifying different animal bones and seeds that might have made up an ancient meal.

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EARTH DAY AT MOCCASIN LAKE

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate this very special day and learn how to do things better as a community by developing a more sustainable, self-sufficient future for the community. Workshops, presentations, music, vendors, food and fun will make up this Earth Day event. Discover what plants are best to have to attract native wildlife in your yard, and meet the center’s birds of prey. Find honey and other products made locally by your neighbors, and take a walk along the scenic trail to Moccasin…

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Birding 101

April 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

This program serves as an introduction to the fastest growing hobby worldwide.  Get started in bird identification!

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SUNCOAST HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Suncoast Herpetological Society is a non-profit, educational, and recreational club for people interested in reptiles and amphibians with an emphasis on responsible husbandry & captive breeding.  The Suncoast Herpetological Society provides educational talks to Pinellas County residents as well as the surrounding counties and communities. Each month a speaker discusses a herpetological topic at the meeting, and he or she goes into the community giving talks at libraries, schools and environmental education centers. $1 suggested donation per person.

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Free

SPIDERS!

April 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Many people find these arachnids terrifying; we hope to show you the “softer side” of spiders! Lean their natural history, identification tips and fun facts about the web-spinners. Recommended for adults and youth over 12.

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