Nature Fest 2016 Event Schedule

Nature Fest 2016
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Schedule of Events

10:10 am    Tram Tour**
10:20 am    Discovery Trek*
10:30 am    Photography Hike*
10:30 am    Actors Reaching Out performance including ‘The Lorax’, ‘The Giving Tree’, and ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’
10:40 am    Birding Hike*
10:50 am    Butterfly Hike*
11:00 am    Florida Public Archaeology Network speaker Kevin Gidusko presents:
        “Archaeology in Florida State Parks”
11:10 am    Tram Tour**   
11:20 am    Discovery Trek*
11:30 am    Photography Hike*
11:30 am    Actors Reaching Out performance including ‘The Lorax’, ‘The Giving Tree’, and ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’
11:40 am    Birding Hike*
11:50 am    Butterfly Hike*
12:00 pm    Florida Public Archaeology Network speaker Nigel Rudolph presents:
        “Archaeology at Crystal River State Park”
12:10 pm    Discovery Trek*
12:20 pm    Photography Hike*
12:30 pm    Birding Hike*
12:30 pm    Actors Reaching Out performance including ‘The Lorax’, ‘The Giving Tree’, and ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’
12:45 pm    Tram Tour**
1:00 pm    Florida Public Archaeology Network speaker Brittany Vojnovic presents:
        “Native Plants and Peoples”

*All hikes and presentations are 30 minutes in length
**Tram tours are 45 minutes in length

10:00 am – 2:00 pm    Live music, children’s activities, canoeing and kayaking

Participating Exhibitors and Vendors include: 

The Friends of Lake Louisa State Park, “Scott’s Snakes”, Colt Creek State Park, Heartland Water Solutions, Butterfly Expert Zak Gezon, Florida Native Plant Society/Lake Beautyberry Chapter, Pink Zebra, Winter Park Honey, Bogaert Paddle Board and Skate, Green Energy Shield, Inky Inspirations, Turtle Survival Alliance/North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group, Orange Audubon Society/Cornell Lab of Ornithology Bird Sleuth, Florida Trail Association/Highlanders Chapter, plus an appearance by ‘Andy the Armadillo’ from Texas Roadhouse

Refreshments will be available for purchase from John’s Dawg House

Downloadable PDF File of Schedule

Upcoming Events

Date What When
May 7, Sat. Nature Fest, on the beach 10:00am - 2:00pm
May 28, Sat. 5k Walk/Run, start from parking lot 7:30am
October 1, Sat. Obstacle Trail Challenge, equestrian field 7:30 - 2:00
November 5, Sat. Poochapalooza, parking lot morning

All events are held at the Volunteer Building unless otherwise indicated.

*There is limited seating for these events; please register by calling the ranger station at (352) 394-3969.

Nature Fest 2016 Exhibitors

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Nature Fest 2016

The Friends of Lake Louisa State Park

present their annual

Nature Fest

Saturday, May 7th

10:00am – 2:00pm

Canoeing and Kayaking . Guided Hikes
Tram Tours . Demonstrations and Presentations
Children’s Activities. Live Music. Vendors and Exhibitors

Participants Include:

Event takes place on the main beach of Lake Louisa at
Lake Louisa State Park
7305 South US Highway 27
Clermont, Florida 34714

Nature Fest is a free event included in your park admission

Volunteer Day

A big THANK YOU to all those who turned out, despite the weather.

There is a limit of 30 volunteers, so please register here. Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes/boots.


Wanted - Volunteers

May is a busy month for the Friends of Lake Louisa State Park. We will be holding two annual events - Nature Fest on the 7th and 5k run on the 28th. Both of these have been successful in the past mainly due to all the great volunteer help we received. We are asking, once again, for your help. Would you be willing to volunteer at either of these, or both?

Amy Schulz is heading up Nature Fest and you can let her know you're willing assist there. Please contact her at:

Chris and Rudy Parker are working on the 5k run. If you are interested in helping, you can send an email to


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