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Upcoming events

    • July 22, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

    Traditional pine needle basketry is taught by Dade’s experienced volunteers. All materials are provided to make a long-leaf pine needle basket. Cost is park entry at $3/vehicle or Florida State Parks Annual Pass plus $5/person activity fee.  Group size is limited to 12.   Pre-registration is required – call 352-793-4781 or email DadePrograms@FloridaDEP.gov

    • July 24, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

    Join park staff and volunteers for a curriculum workshop which will include educational activities that focus on trees and forests and their ecosystems.  The workshop is geared towards any educator who works with elementary and middle school-aged students.  The workshop is free to all educators but space is limited.  To register please contact the park at  352-793-4781 or DadePrograms@FloridaDEP.gov.  






    • July 27, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

    Join us for a Dutch oven class where we will learn Dutch oven techniques, make several cast-iron dishes and then sample them.  Cost is $3/vehicle or Florida State Parks Annual Pass plus $5/person.  Pre-registration is required – call 352-793-4781 or email DadePrograms@FloridaDEP.gov




    • July 30, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

    Join park staff and volunteers and make treasures out of yesterday’s trash.   Paper making, zipper art, card boxes, mandala shell art and more.  Cost is park entry at $3/vehicle or Florida State Parks Annual Pass plus $5/person activity fee.  Group size is limited to 30.   Pre-registration is required – call 352-793-4781 or email DadePrograms@FloridaDEP.gov

        


    • August 20, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

    Traditional pine needle basketry is taught by Dade’s experienced volunteers. All materials are provided to make a long-leaf pine needle basket. Cost is park entry at $3/vehicle or Florida State Parks Annual Pass plus $5/person activity fee.  Group size is limited to 12.   Pre-registration is required – call 352-793-4781 or email DadePrograms@FloridaDEP.gov

    • August 24, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

    Join us for a living-history program brought to us by living historians Stephen Dennis and Paulette Boyette as they show us an inside view of what daily life was like for a private soldier and his wife.  We will hear and see about what a soldier carried on his march and his daily rations and learn about what wives did that were in nearby forts. 


    • August 25, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

    Wild foods abound in the park, waiting for educated visitors to sample with expert park staff and volunteers as their guides.  We will cook up some wild jelly and make curd or pickles from harvested fruit as available.  Cost is $3/vehicle (or Florida State Parks Annual Pass) plus $5/person activity fee, 12 and under free.


    • August 31, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

    Join us for a Dutch oven class where we will learn Dutch oven techniques, make several cast-iron dishes and then sample them.  Cost is $3/vehicle or Florida State Parks Annual Pass plus $5/person.  Pre-registration is required – call 352-793-4781 or email DadePrograms@FloridaDEP.gov




    • September 07, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

    Join us on a Seminole and Soldier Living Historian-led guided walk/program on the Fort King Road.  Program included with park admission fee of $3/vehicle (or Florida State Parks Annual Pass).




    • September 11, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

    Join expert volunteers and staff as they teach participants how to make grapevine wreaths and pine cone flowers.  Cost is $3/vehicle (or Florida State Parks Annual Pass) plus $5/person activity fee, 12 and under free.  Pre-register by calling 352-793-4781 or email DadePrograms@FloridaDEP.gov

    • September 16, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

    Get WILD with your students at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park each month in an immersive educational experience utilizing both indoor and outdoor activities teaching nature’s mysteries in a fun and engaging way!  Each month we will use curricula from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Project and Aquatic WILD.  Cost is free for this educational event.






    • September 28, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

    The Little House on the Prairie books comes alive in this Florida version of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s book series.  Participants will experience what life was like on the prairie tailored to our own Florida prairie.  The event will include narration from the books, hands-on demonstrations and participation with period demonstrators.  Cost is $3/vehicle (or Florida State Parks Annual Pass).


Past events

July 19, 2024 Mandala Rock Painting Class
July 17, 2024 Project WILD/Aquatic WILD For Educators
July 14, 2024 Ice Cream Music Jam
July 13, 2024 Living Historian-Led Guided Walk Program
July 09, 2024 Needle Felting Class
July 07, 2024 Patriotic Family Fun Day
June 29, 2024 Campfire Dutch Oven Cooking
June 28, 2024 Palm Weaving/Boondoggle Class
June 23, 2024 Pine Needle Basket Class
June 20, 2024 Florida Trees with County Forester Arthur Clothier
June 15, 2024 Soldier/Seminole Living Historian-Led Battlefield Walk Program
June 12, 2024 Weeki Wachee Wildlife Encounter
June 10, 2024 Wild Foods Foraging
May 31, 2024 Quilling Class
May 28, 2024 Project WILD for Kids
May 27, 2024 Memorial Day at Dade Battlefield
May 25, 2024 Campfire Dutch Oven Cooking
May 16, 2024 Pine Needle Basket Class
May 11, 2024 Soldier/Seminole Living Historian-Led Battlefield Walk Program
May 10, 2024 Palm Weaving/Boondoggle Class
April 29, 2024 Project WILD for Kids
April 26, 2024 Swallow-tailed Kite Nest Walk
April 26, 2024 2024 Convocation of Seminole War Historians
April 20, 2024 Breakfast with a Park Ranger
April 12, 2024 Spring Wildflower and Bird Walk
April 11, 2024 Mandala Rock Painting Class
April 10, 2024 Gopher Tortoise Day Program
April 06, 2024 Soldier/Seminole Reenactor-Led Battlefield Walk Program
April 06, 2024 Pine Needle Basket Class
March 30, 2024 Eggs in the Park
March 25, 2024 Project WILD for Kids – “Smokey Bear Said What”
March 23, 2024 Wild Food Foraging
March 22, 2024 Palm/Boondoggle Weaving
March 16, 2024 Mad Hatter Children’s Tea
March 11, 2024 Mandala Rock Painting Class
February 29, 2024 Necktie Purse Craft Class
February 26, 2024 Project WILD for Kids - “Lights Out!”
February 24, 2024 Historical Fashion Show
February 20, 2024 Dade Bird Walk
February 19, 2024 Line Dancing
February 17, 2024 Soldier/Seminole Reenactor-Led Battlefield Walk Program
February 15, 2024 A Road Back in Time
February 10, 2024 Mandala Rock Painting Class
January 31, 2024 Silk Scarf Painting
January 27, 2024 Dade Quilt Show
January 22, 2024 Line Dancing
January 09, 2024 Pine Needle Basket Class
January 06, 2024 Dade Battle Weekend
January 01, 2024 First Day Hike
December 28, 2023 Battle Anniversary Commemoration and Wreath Laying Ceremony
December 18, 2023 Project WILD for Kids
December 14, 2023 Pine Needle Basket Class
December 08, 2023 Dade Bird Walk
December 02, 2023 Christmas on the Florida Frontier
November 27, 2023 Project WILD for Kids
November 18, 2023 Dutch Oven Cooking
November 15, 2023 Holiday Craft Class: Natural Ornaments
November 14, 2023 Pine Needle Basket Class
November 13, 2023 Line Dancing
November 11, 2023 Florida Heritage Day
November 09, 2023 Holiday Quilling Class
November 06, 2023 Mandala Rock Painting Class
November 04, 2023 Soldier/Seminole Reenactor-Led Battlefield Walk Program
October 30, 2023 Project WILD for Kids
October 27, 2023 Haunted Event
October 22, 2023 Orionids Meteor Shower Night Walk
October 21, 2023 1800’s Era Pioneer Woman Homesteader Program
October 16, 2023 Line Dancing
October 12, 2023 Mandala Rock Painting Class
October 10, 2023 Nature Craft Painting
October 07, 2023 Wild Food Foraging Class
October 02, 2023 Dade Bird Walk
September 29, 2023 Fall Wildflower/ Butterfly Walk
September 23, 2023 Little House on the Florida Prairie
September 19, 2023 Pine Needle Basket Class
September 17, 2023 Needle Felting Class

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