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Upcoming activities in the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary

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444 Columbia Blvd., Titusville Florida 32780
Enchanted Forest Nature Sanctuary
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A Look Ahead


April
March 2017 Enchanted Forest EEL events.
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May
May 2017 Enchanted Forest EEL events.
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Pre-School Eco Adventures
Spring 2017 Eco Adventures for pre-schoolers 4-5.
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Nature Time for 2-3 Year Olds
Winter 2016 Nature Adventures for 2-3 Year Olds.
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Scout Workshops
Programs available for Scout advancements in the Enchanted Forest.
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ENCHANTED FOREST SANCTUARY

SPECIAL EVENTS
ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE.
For more information, please ask a staff member.


April, 2017

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GUIDED NATURE WALK - EVERY SATURDAY at 10:00am
Enjoy a 45-minute guided, interpretive walk on the trails of the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary. Please bring hat, water and walking shoes. No reservations needed. Groups of 5 or more, please RSVP. For more information, please call 321-264-5185.

Florida Native Plant Society Garden Workday — Saturday, Apr. 1st & 15th 9:00am-12:00pm
Grab your hat, sunblock, and water and come help maintain the butterfly garden at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary!

Eco Adventures for 4 & 5-Year-Olds — Wednesday, Apr. 5th 10:00-11:00am
Learn about these beautiful insects and how they help out the environment and us with a game and craft! To register please call 321-264-5185.

Volunteer Orientation — Saturday, Apr. 8th, 3:00-4:00pm Tuesday, Apr. 11th, 10:00-11:00am
The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary is looking for dynamic individuals with a passion for the environment! Come learn about our various volunteer opportunities.

Fox Lake Sanctuary Field Trip — Saturday, Apr. 8th 9:00-12:00am
Join plant ecologist Dr. Paul Schmalzer for a hike through the flatwoods habitats of Fox Lake Sanctuary! Meet at the entrance to the sanctuary within Fox Lake Park (4400 Fox Lake Road in Titusville). Bring a hat, sunscreen, water, and insect repellant. No registration required.

Yoga in Nature — Sunday, Apr. 9th 9:30-10:30am
Join yoga instructor Katy Harvey from Inverted Elephant for a traditional class for all levels on the porch! Wear loose fitting clothing and do not eat anything an hour before class. Bring water and a mat. To register please call 321-264-5185.

Nature Time for 2 & 3-Year-Olds — Wednesday, Apr. 12th 10:00-10:45am
Discover shells this month at the sanctuary with a story and activity! Spots limited. Please call 321-264-5185 to register.

Photography Club — Saturday, Apr. 15th 9:00-11:00am
All levels of photographers welcome. View photographs and learn helpful tips during their monthly meeting.

Forest Funday - Natural Dyes — Sunday, Apr. 16th 2:00- 4:00pm
Learn how nature beautifies the world with natural dyes by checking out the ongoing hands-on activities in the screen porch!

Annual Earth Day Celebration — Saturday, Apr. 22nd 10:00am-3:00pm
Join us for our FREE Earth Day Event at the Enchanted Forest! Guests are invited to experience guided hikes, special presentations, meet bats and other Florida wildlife, explore environmental exhibitors, enjoy food vendors, listen to live music, and much more! The festival will feature many children's activities, including face painting, crafts, and hands-on activities!

Sanctuary School for 6 to 10 year olds — Wednesday, Apr. 25th, 1:30-3:00pm
Learn about the watery worlds at the Enchanted Forest and meet the animals who live there! Spots limited. Please call 321- 264-5185 to register.


May, 2017

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GUIDED NATURE WALK - EVERY SATURDAY at 10:00am
Enjoy a 45-minute guided, interpretive walk on the trails of the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary. Please bring hat, water and walking shoes. No reservations needed. Groups of 5 or more, please RSVP. For more information, please call 321-264-5185.

Eco Adventures for 4 & 5-year-olds — Wednesday, May. 3rd 10:00-11:00am
Discover why flowers are important and how they help the animals of the forest through a hike and a craft! To register please call 321-264-5185.

Florida Native Plant Ssociety Garden Workday — Saturday, May. 6th & 20th 9:00am- 12:00pm
Grab your hat, sunblock, and water and come help maintain the butterfly garden at the Enchanted Forest Fanctuary!

Nature Time for 2 & 3-Year- Olds — Wednesday, May. 10th 10:00-10:45am
Experience locomotion this month with our animal action activities! Spots limited. Please call 321-264-5185 to register.

Florida Native Plant Society workshop - plant identification — Saturday, May 13th, 10:00am-12:00pm
Join the Sea Rocket Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society for their plant identification and scavenger hunt workshop in the garden! No registration required.

Volunteer Orientation — Saturday, May. 13th, 3:00- 4:00pm — Tuesday, May. 23rd, 10:00-11:00am
The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary is looking for dynamic individuals with a passion for the environment! come learn about our various volunteer opportunities.

Yoga in Nature — Sunday, May. 14th 9:30-10:30am
Join yoga instructor Katy Harvey from Inverted Elephant for a traditional class for all levels on the porch! Wear loose fitting clothing and do not eat anything an hour before class. Bring water and a mat. To register please call 321-264-5185.

Lunch with Nature: Eagles — Wednesday, May. 17th 12:00-1:00pm
Bring your lunch and enjoy an informative talk about these majestic birds with wildlife ecologist Becky Bolt. No registration required.

Photography Club — Saturday, May. 20th 9:00- 11:00am
All levels of photographers welcome. View photographs and learn helpful tips during their monthly meeting.

Reptile Talk — Saturday, May. 20th 2:30-3:15pm
Come out to the forest and hear all about the reptile world during this informative talk and meet a live red rat snake! No registration required.

Forest Funday - Bones & Teeth — Sunday, May. 21st 2:00-4:00pm
Learn about animal anatomy and adaptation by checking out the ongoing hands-on activities in the screen porch!

Sanctuary School for 6 to 10 year olds — Wednesday, May. 24th, 1:30-3:00pm
Discover the web of life! How the many parts of the scrub ecosystem work together and why we should protect it. Spots limited. Please call 321-264-5185 to register.


Current Program! - Ongoing

As explained in the attached PDF, Dr. Teresa Cooper is asking for some help with supplies. She will be speaking at the Sea Rocket June meeting (6/24) about this project. If you can help in any way contact Martha at tigerlily1953@aol.com or myself at brevcracker@gmail.com and we'll get it to Dr. Cooper. -- David Humphrey

Dr. Teresa Cooper is currently conducting research in the Enchanted Forest for the species Tillandsia utriculata.
Webmaster: Tillandsia utriculata, commonly known as the spreading airplant, is a species of bromeliad that is native to Florida and Georgia in the United States.


JOIN THE FRIENDS OF THE ENCHANTED FOREST A non-profit volunteer organization committed to assist the EEL Program with conservation of The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, and educate visitors about the unique geology and biodiversity at the sanctuary.

Information about volunteering or becoming a member of the Friends of The Enchanted Forest call 321-264-5192, visit www.nbbd.com/godo/ef or write: Friends of The Enchanted Forest 444 Columbia Blvd., Titusville FL 32780


ENCHANTED FOREST SANCTUARY EDUCATION & MANAGEMENT CENTER

Visitors to the 471-acre Sanctuary experience wildlife observation and diverse plant life on over 4 miles of hiking trails. The Management & Education Center offers hands-on Exhibit Room, Discovery Room, gift shop, reference library and restrooms. There is an outdoor, open-air butterfly garden and the screened porch and amphitheatre provide venues for outdoor education.

Universal accessible amenities include an exterior covered porch, the Ancient Oak amphitheater, outdoor Butterfly Garden and a trail to a scenic overlook over the Addison Canal.

LOCATION Enchanted Forest Sanctuary 444 Columbia Blvd, Titusville, FL.

In south Titusville on SR 405 across the street from the Space Coast Executive Airport.

ENCHANTED FOREST HOURS: Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Mondays. 9:00am to 5:00 pm. - No pets, bikes or smoking in the Sanctuary.

Information: 321-264-5185 www.eelbrevard.com


CLOSED ON MONDAYS
Closed: New Year's Day, Independence Day, Veteran's Day,
Thanksgiving Day, the Friday after Thanksgiving,
Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day




All activities (unless otherwise noted) will take place in the Enchanted Forest.
The Enchanted Forest Nature Sanctuary is located south of Titusville, FL on Route 405, 1/2 mile west of U.S. Route 1.


ONGOING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

There are many opportunities for volunteering at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary; such as a Host, Interpretive Guide, Nature Center Monitor and other related activities. If you wish to be a part of this great program, or would like more information, please call us at 321-264-5185. Thank you.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FLYER


Calling All Volunteers & Guides!


Hosts

Hike desk, exhibit area and trail hosts are needed. Responsibilities include: greeting visitors at the center and on the trails; providing general information, guidance and trail maps; assisting visitors with hands on educational exhibits. Hosts are primarily needed on Saturdays and Sundays.


The Shoppe in the Forest

Sharon Bohlmann and JoAnn Trainer would like to invite you to join the Volunteers in the beautiful Shoppe in the Forest. It is a fine place to spend some time and help some people find a trinket for themselves or a gift for a loved one. It's a good opportunity to learn more about our Sanctuary, and to encourage our Visitors also. Great conversations take place in and around the Shoppe and Science Hall. Visitors gather and chat, hover and discover! So come, join the little Shoppe in the Forest! Click here for more information.

The Enchanted Forest gift Shoppe invites volunteers.

Gift Shoppe Help Wanted

For the past 10 years the Shoppe in the Enchanted Forest has provided visitors with reminders of their visit. Proceeds from sales go toward educational programs in the forest provided by both staff and volunteers. The Shoppe carries educational games for children of all ages, books for nature lovers, gifts for that special someone, t-shirts that spell out your love of the forest and unusual treasures for travelers passing through.

The present shopkeeper is now 10 years older than when she took on this venture and needs help. Putting price stickers on merchandise when it arrives in the forest and placing it on the shelves is all that's needed and a great way to help support your sanctuary.

Call us and we'll be glad to talk with you.
This is YOUR forest, let's always keep it enchanted.
321-264-5185


Volunteer Gardening

Volunteers can join Gardeners to care for the Forest's butterfly gardens for upkeep and to "deadhead" (remove dead flower heads from a plant) blooms so more energy goes to the next flowers. The spent blooms are collected for next year's seeding.

If interested, please contact Lois Harris at lois6459@att.net for the next workday.

Thanks for all your hard work...the gardens show how much you care!

Guides for Group Tours

Guide or be guided: Regularly scheduled HIKES on Saturday mornings at 10:00.

Call Sarah at 264-5185 to (1) make a guided hike or cart tour reservation, and (2) give a hike (3) Guide one of the many groups visiting the forest!

CART TOURS:
Are available for all folks who have difficulty walking distances.
That means visitors and our own Enchanted Forest friends and volunteers.
Guides and Members: Would you like to give cart tours? It is very enjoyable and you can earn your drivers license through the North Lands Manager
Call 264-5185 for further information.

PLEASE JOIN US! WE NEED ALL OF YOU VERY MUCH!


For further information contact Friends Vice President Barbara Hoelscher at 268-5888 or EEL Enchanted Forest Sanctuary Steward at 321-264-5185

Friends of the Enchanted Forest
444 Columbia Boulevard
Titusville, FL 32780
321-264-5192, 268-5888, 268-5224


Printable volunteer opportunities flyer.



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