Calendar Of Events Outdoors
Written by Miami Today on December 22, 2011
EcoAdventures hosts holiday camps at three parks to provide opportunities for children 6-15 to explore the South Florida ecosystem with outdoor activities from trail hikes and wildlife encounters to canoeing and fishing excursion. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Camps through Dec. 30. Nature detectives’ camp (ages 6-8) and Nature Explorers’ camp (ages 9-14) at AD Barnes Park, 3401 SW 72nd Ave., Sense of Wonder Nature Center, Miami. Camp Manatee (ages 6-14) at Arch Creek Park, 1855 NE 135 St., Miami. Fishing Camp (ages 9-15) at Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40th St., Miami. $100 per week plus a $12 registration fee. $125 per week plus a $12 registration fee for Fishing Camp at Tropical Park. Details: (305) 365-3018 or www.miamidade.gov/ecoadventures/camps.asp.
Explore North Miami’s Greynolds Park, Miami-Dade County’s second-oldest park, with a naturalist guide describing the area’s flora, fauna and history. 9 a.m. Greynolds Park, 17530 W Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach. $3. Reservations recommended. Details: (305) 949-1741 or www.miamidade.gov/parks/parks/greynolds.asp.
KAYAK THE KEY
Happen upon great blue herons, upside down jellyfish and spotted eagle rays by kayak on a guided tour of the forgotten natural side of Key Biscayne. 1:30-4 p.m. Crandon Park Visitors and Nature Center, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. $44. Details: (305) 365-3018 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.
Explore Key Biscayne on a three-hour, 10-mile guided bicycle tour. Highlights include views of Stiltsville, white-sand beaches facing the open ocean, the remote lighthouse outpost, which is one of Miami-Dade County’s oldest structures, and the quiet beauty of Biscayne Nature Center. 9:30 a.m. Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, 1200 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. $65. Details: (305) 774-9019 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.dragonflyexpeditions.com.