Canaveral National Seashore Events for March 2023

Contacts: Laura Henning – 321-267-1110 Ext. 25

PLEASE NOTE: All programs are subject to cancellation and/or rescheduling due to staff limitations, weather conditions, or other factors. Call 386-428-3384 ext. 0 for program information. Visit our website at All programs meet the requirements for the Canaveral National Seashore Junior Ranger Program.

Saturday, March 4, 2023, and March 25, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm

Take a tour through the historic home known as Seminole Rest. Explore this site built on a prehistoric Indian shell mound, components of which date as early as 2,000 BCE. Meet at the main house.

Thursday, March 23, 2023
Time: 10 am - 12:00 pm

Help keep the seashore pristine. Trash bags are provided. Bring garden gloves, water, and sunscreen. Meet at the beach parking lot one to sign in.

Contacts: Laura Henning – 321-267-1110 Ext. 25

PLEASE NOTE: All programs are subject to cancellation and/or rescheduling due to staff limitations, weather conditions, or other factors. Some programs require reservations, a minimum age, or a cost-recovery fee. Call 386-428-3384 ext. 0 for program information during operating hours (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or Entrance fees apply to all interpretive program participants

Friday, March 3, 2023 and March 24, 2023
Time: 8:00 am

Join a retired naturalist for 2-hour bird walks on these two Fridays. Meet in the Visitor Center parking lot, and then the group will drive to nearby locations to look for birds along wooded trails and along the Atlantic seashore. These walks are for both beginning and experienced adult birders. Bring binoculars, water, and insect repellent, and dress for the weather. (2 hours)

Tuesday, March 7, 14, 21, 28 
Time 9:45 am 

Join us every Tuesday for a walk to identify the plants of Canaveral National Seashore and find out how they have been utilized over the years. Each walk is led by an experienced volunteer and covers a different part of the park. The walks in January will be as follows:
  • March 7th - Turtle Mound. Meet at the Turtle Mound parking area or walk down
  • from the boat ramp parking lot.
  • March 14th - Eldora house trail. Meet at parking lot number 8.
  • March 21st - Hammock Trail. Meet at parking lot number 9.
  • March 28th - Castle Windy. Meet at parking lot number 3 (ocean side).

Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Time: 8:45 am
Reservations will be accepted a week before the canoe date. 

Join a guide as you explore this rich and diverse estuary up close. Some experience is preferred. You must be at least 8 years old and able to paddle. You must wear covered shoes (no sandals or flip-flops). Bring water, sunscreen, and a hat. Dress to get wet. Individuals with their own kayaks or canoes are welcome to join in. There is no charge for this program. If you need a canoe, there is a rental charge of $25/canoe. Call (386) 428-3384 ext. 0 to reserve your spot. Meet at the Visitors Information Center at 8:45 a.m. We will leave promptly at 9:00 a.m. (2 hours)

Friday, March 17, 2023 
Time: 11:00 am 

Have you ever heard the sound of a shrimp? Or the sound of a tortoise chewing grass? Join us for a special presentation by a carefully selected speaker regarding conservation and environmental issues. Please bring a bag lunch to enjoy with the speaker after the program. This month’s program features Jacek Smolicki, interdisciplinary artist and researcher, Brett Ascarelli, radio journalist and podcast producer, and Simone, an almost-4-year-old nature explorer. This program will introduce you to some of the park’s unique sounds. We will learn how listening can bring us closer to the nature surrounding us. We will play with some special microphones and sample sounds in the vicinity of the Visitor Center. Programs will be held at the Apollo Beach Visitor Center. (1 hour)

Sunday, March 26, 2023
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

This day will be the Canaveral National Seashore's Women in History event in partnership with Friends of Canaveral. The event will recognize and celebrate her contributions to the creation of Canaveral National Seashore, her artistic contributions, and her role in pioneering Florida environmentalism. Attorney and environmentalist Clay Henderson will discuss his book “Forces of Nature” and his personal relationship with Doris Leeper. Meet at Leeper House. (3 hours)

Stel Bailey

Stel Bailey, a cancer cluster survivor and environmental health advocate, is a researcher and journalist with more than two decades of multimedia experience, having been published globally.

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