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Beach Explorations 7th Grade School Program

Beach Explorations 7th Grade School Program

April 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Exploration and measurement of the beach and dune community to see and understand the natural processes of erosion and deposition.  Please contact Janice Kerber at (561) 776-7449 Ext. 104 for more information and scheduling.

Nature Walk

Nature Walk

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join one of the staff naturalists for a one-mile Nature Walk through John D. MacArthur Beach State Park’s four distinct habitats, and learn about the Park’s animals and history. Walk is free with park admission. Nature Tour Rides are available for those unable to walk; reservations are required and should be made two weeks in […]

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Beach Explorations 7th Grade School Program

Beach Explorations 7th Grade School Program

April 2 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Exploration and measurement of the beach and dune community to see and understand the natural processes of erosion and deposition.  Please contact Janice Kerber at (561) 776-7449 Ext. 104 for more information and scheduling.

Nature Walk

Nature Walk

April 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join one of the staff naturalists for a one-mile Nature Walk through John D. MacArthur Beach State Park’s four distinct habitats, and learn about the Park’s animals and history. Walk is free with park admission. Nature Tour Rides are available for those unable to walk; reservations are required and should be made two weeks in […]

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Over in the Ocean 2nd Grade School Program

Over in the Ocean 2nd Grade School Program

April 3 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Students explore the beach ecosystem through activities that involve scientific measurement and observation.  Please contact Janice Kerber at (561) 776-7449 Ext. 104 for more information and scheduling.

Nature Walk

Nature Walk

April 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join one of the staff naturalists for a one-mile Nature Walk through John D. MacArthur Beach State Park’s four distinct habitats, and learn about the Park’s animals and history. Walk is free with park admission. Nature Tour Rides are available for those unable to walk; reservations are required and should be made two weeks in […]

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Over in the Ocean 2nd Grade School Program

Over in the Ocean 2nd Grade School Program

April 4 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Students explore the beach ecosystem through activities that involve scientific measurement and observation.  Please contact Janice Kerber at (561) 776-7449 Ext. 104 for more information and scheduling.

Nature Walk

Nature Walk

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join one of the staff naturalists for a one-mile Nature Walk through John D. MacArthur Beach State Park’s four distinct habitats, and learn about the Park’s animals and history. Walk is free with park admission. Nature Tour Rides are available for those unable to walk; reservations are required and should be made two weeks in […]

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Nature Walk

Nature Walk

April 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join one of the staff naturalists for a one-mile Nature Walk through John D. MacArthur Beach State Park’s four distinct habitats, and learn about the Park’s animals and history. Walk is free with park admission. Nature Tour Rides are available for those unable to walk; reservations are required and should be made two weeks in […]

Speaker Series – Florida Hawks Bill Project

Speaker Series – Florida Hawks Bill Project

April 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Larry Woods, Sea Turtle Biologist   “Florida Hawks Bill Project” Since early 2004, long-time South Florida sea turtle biologist Larry Wood has been conducting research on the hawksbill turtles of Palm Beach.  Though familiar to divers for decades, the hawksbills of Florida have escaped the attention of all but a few scientists.  This project represents the […]

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Nature Walk

Nature Walk

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join one of the staff naturalists for a one-mile Nature Walk through John D. MacArthur Beach State Park’s four distinct habitats, and learn about the Park’s animals and history. Walk is free with park admission. Nature Tour Rides are available for those unable to walk; reservations are required and should be made two weeks in […]

Learn to Kayak

Learn to Kayak

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn to Kayak A great overview of kayaking, this land-based instruction focuses on types of kayaks, necessary gear and basic paddling skills.  The first Sunday of each month in the Amphitheater, offered free with Park admission. Reservations required, call 561-624-6950.  

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Estuary Exploration 7th Grade School Program

Estuary Exploration 7th Grade School Program

April 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

This higher level experience includes seining, soil sifting, collection and examination of the mangrove organisms.  Please contact Janice Kerber at (561) 776-7449 Ext. 104 for more information and scheduling.

Nature Walk

Nature Walk

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join one of the staff naturalists for a one-mile Nature Walk through John D. MacArthur Beach State Park’s four distinct habitats, and learn about the Park’s animals and history. Walk is free with park admission. Nature Tour Rides are available for those unable to walk; reservations are required and should be made two weeks in […]

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Estuary Exploration 8th Grade School Program

Estuary Exploration 8th Grade School Program

April 8 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

This higher level experience includes seining, soil sifting, collection and examination of the mangrove organisms.  Please contact Janice Kerber at (561) 776-7449 Ext. 104 for more information and scheduling.

Nature Walk

Nature Walk

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join one of the staff naturalists for a one-mile Nature Walk through John D. MacArthur Beach State Park’s four distinct habitats, and learn about the Park’s animals and history. Walk is free with park admission. Nature Tour Rides are available for those unable to walk; reservations are required and should be made two weeks in […]

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Beach Explorations 8th Grade School Program

Beach Explorations 8th Grade School Program

April 9 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Exploration and measurement of the beach and dune community to see and understand the natural processes of erosion and deposition.  Please contact Janice Kerber at (561) 776-7449 Ext. 104 for more information and scheduling.

Nature Walk

Nature Walk

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join one of the staff naturalists for a one-mile Nature Walk through John D. MacArthur Beach State Park’s four distinct habitats, and learn about the Park’s animals and history. Walk is free with park admission. Nature Tour Rides are available for those unable to walk; reservations are required and should be made two weeks in […]

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Nature Walk

Nature Walk

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join one of the staff naturalists for a one-mile Nature Walk through John D. MacArthur Beach State Park’s four distinct habitats, and learn about the Park’s animals and history. Walk is free with park admission. Nature Tour Rides are available for those unable to walk; reservations are required and should be made two weeks in […]

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Dune Dynamics 8th Grade School Program

Dune Dynamics 8th Grade School Program

April 11 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Students compare and contrast the plant and animal communities in this coastal environment.  Please contact Janice Kerber at (561) 776-7449 Ext. 104 for more information and scheduling.

Nature Walk

Nature Walk

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join one of the staff naturalists for a one-mile Nature Walk through John D. MacArthur Beach State Park’s four distinct habitats, and learn about the Park’s animals and history. Walk is free with park admission. Nature Tour Rides are available for those unable to walk; reservations are required and should be made two weeks in […]

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Great American Beach Clean Up

Great American Beach Clean Up

April 12 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Great American Beach Clean-up Saturday, April 12, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Come join us for one of the nation’s largest events, the Great American Beach Clean-up!  Show that you care about the marine environment by helping to keep it free of litter. Participants will receive refreshments and giveaways and trash bags and gloves will […]

Nature Walk

Nature Walk

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join one of the staff naturalists for a one-mile Nature Walk through John D. MacArthur Beach State Park’s four distinct habitats, and learn about the Park’s animals and history. Walk is free with park admission. Nature Tour Rides are available for those unable to walk; reservations are required and should be made two weeks in […]

Moonlight Under MacArthur Concert Series

Moonlight Under MacArthur Concert Series

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sonny Russell – Caribbilly Music Come on down to the park and enjoy a night of moonlight and music.  Admission is $5 per person, children under 10 and Friends of MacArthur Beach members are free. Gates open at 6 p.m. and there will be stargazing on the boardwalk at 8 p.m. Please call Art Carton […]

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Nature Walk

Nature Walk

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join one of the staff naturalists for a one-mile Nature Walk through John D. MacArthur Beach State Park’s four distinct habitats, and learn about the Park’s animals and history. Walk is free with park admission. Nature Tour Rides are available for those unable to walk; reservations are required and should be made two weeks in […]

Bluegrass Music

Bluegrass Music

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Conch Stomp Band The second and third Sunday of each month get ready for some foot-stomping and toe-tapping tunes! Live Bluegrass in the Amphitheater from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Free with Park admission.

Birding at MacArthur Beach

Birding at MacArthur Beach

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bird lovers can join a Ranger-led educational walk identifying many species of birds that make their home in John D. MacArthur Beach State Park. Reservations recommended. Visitors should bring binoculars or rent them at the Park’s Nature Center. Program is free with park admission. For more information and reservations, call the Nature Center at (561) […]

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Fish Fun 1st Grade School Program

Fish Fun 1st Grade School Program

April 14 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Students explore the estuary as fish habitat, focus on physical characteristics of fish in our aquariums and participate in hands-on activities. Please contact Janice Kerber at (561) 776-7449 Ext. 104 for more information and scheduling.

Nature Walk

Nature Walk

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join one of the staff naturalists for a one-mile Nature Walk through John D. MacArthur Beach State Park’s four distinct habitats, and learn about the Park’s animals and history. Walk is free with park admission. Nature Tour Rides are available for those unable to walk; reservations are required and should be made two weeks in […]

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Fish Fun 1st Grade School Program

Fish Fun 1st Grade School Program

April 15 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Students explore the estuary as fish habitat, focus on physical characteristics of fish in our aquariums and participate in hands-on activities. Please contact Janice Kerber at (561) 776-7449 Ext. 104 for more information and scheduling.

Nature Walk

Nature Walk

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join one of the staff naturalists for a one-mile Nature Walk through John D. MacArthur Beach State Park’s four distinct habitats, and learn about the Park’s animals and history. Walk is free with park admission. Nature Tour Rides are available for those unable to walk; reservations are required and should be made two weeks in […]

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Fish Fun 1st Grade School Program

Fish Fun 1st Grade School Program

April 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Students explore the estuary as fish habitat, focus on physical characteristics of fish in our aquariums and participate in hands-on activities. Please contact Janice Kerber at (561) 776-7449 Ext. 104 for more information and scheduling.

Nature Walk

Nature Walk

April 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join one of the staff naturalists for a one-mile Nature Walk through John D. MacArthur Beach State Park’s four distinct habitats, and learn about the Park’s animals and history. Walk is free with park admission. Nature Tour Rides are available for those unable to walk; reservations are required and should be made two weeks in […]

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Fish Fun 1st Grade School Program

Fish Fun 1st Grade School Program

April 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Students explore the estuary as fish habitat, focus on physical characteristics of fish in our aquariums and participate in hands-on activities. Please contact Janice Kerber at (561) 776-7449 Ext. 104 for more information and scheduling.

Nature Walk

Nature Walk

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join one of the staff naturalists for a one-mile Nature Walk through John D. MacArthur Beach State Park’s four distinct habitats, and learn about the Park’s animals and history. Walk is free with park admission. Nature Tour Rides are available for those unable to walk; reservations are required and should be made two weeks in […]

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Nature Walk

Nature Walk

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join one of the staff naturalists for a one-mile Nature Walk through John D. MacArthur Beach State Park’s four distinct habitats, and learn about the Park’s animals and history. Walk is free with park admission. Nature Tour Rides are available for those unable to walk; reservations are required and should be made two weeks in […]

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Nature Walk

Nature Walk

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join one of the staff naturalists for a one-mile Nature Walk through John D. MacArthur Beach State Park’s four distinct habitats, and learn about the Park’s animals and history. Walk is free with park admission. Nature Tour Rides are available for those unable to walk; reservations are required and should be made two weeks in […]

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Nature Walk

Nature Walk

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join one of the staff naturalists for a one-mile Nature Walk through John D. MacArthur Beach State Park’s four distinct habitats, and learn about the Park’s animals and history. Walk is free with park admission. Nature Tour Rides are available for those unable to walk; reservations are required and should be made two weeks in […]

Bluegrass Music

Bluegrass Music

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Untold Riches The second and third Sunday of each month get ready for some foot-stomping and toe-tapping tunes! Live Bluegrass in the Amphitheater from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Free with Park admission.

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Nature Walk

Nature Walk

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join one of the staff naturalists for a one-mile Nature Walk through John D. MacArthur Beach State Park’s four distinct habitats, and learn about the Park’s animals and history. Walk is free with park admission. Nature Tour Rides are available for those unable to walk; reservations are required and should be made two weeks in […]

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Beach Explorations 6th Grade School Program

Beach Explorations 6th Grade School Program

April 22 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Exploration and measurement of the beach and dune community to see and understand the natural processes of erosion and deposition.  Please contact Janice Kerber at (561) 776-7449 Ext. 104 for more information and scheduling.

Nature Walk

Nature Walk

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join one of the staff naturalists for a one-mile Nature Walk through John D. MacArthur Beach State Park’s four distinct habitats, and learn about the Park’s animals and history. Walk is free with park admission. Nature Tour Rides are available for those unable to walk; reservations are required and should be made two weeks in […]

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Fish Fun 1st Grade School Program

Fish Fun 1st Grade School Program

April 23 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Students explore the estuary as fish habitat, focus on physical characteristics of fish in our aquariums and participate in hands-on activities. Please contact Janice Kerber at (561) 776-7449 Ext. 104 for more information and scheduling.

Nature Walk

Nature Walk

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join one of the staff naturalists for a one-mile Nature Walk through John D. MacArthur Beach State Park’s four distinct habitats, and learn about the Park’s animals and history. Walk is free with park admission. Nature Tour Rides are available for those unable to walk; reservations are required and should be made two weeks in […]

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Fish Fun 1st Grade School Program

Fish Fun 1st Grade School Program

April 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Students explore the estuary as fish habitat, focus on physical characteristics of fish in our aquariums and participate in hands-on activities. Please contact Janice Kerber at (561) 776-7449 Ext. 104 for more information and scheduling.

Nature Walk

Nature Walk

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join one of the staff naturalists for a one-mile Nature Walk through John D. MacArthur Beach State Park’s four distinct habitats, and learn about the Park’s animals and history. Walk is free with park admission. Nature Tour Rides are available for those unable to walk; reservations are required and should be made two weeks in […]

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Fish Fun 1st Grade School Program

Fish Fun 1st Grade School Program

April 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Students explore the estuary as fish habitat, focus on physical characteristics of fish in our aquariums and participate in hands-on activities. Please contact Janice Kerber at (561) 776-7449 Ext. 104 for more information and scheduling.

Nature Walk

Nature Walk

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join one of the staff naturalists for a one-mile Nature Walk through John D. MacArthur Beach State Park’s four distinct habitats, and learn about the Park’s animals and history. Walk is free with park admission. Nature Tour Rides are available for those unable to walk; reservations are required and should be made two weeks in […]

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Nature Photography Workshop

Nature Photography Workshop

April 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Nature Photography Workshop – Shooting Sunsets and Sunrises Join us from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for technical and artistic instruction by two local professionals. Appropriate for all photographers from beginners to advanced; bring your own camera equipment – point and shoot or SLR. Wear light clothing, bring sun block and mosquito repellent. Drinks and […]

Nature Walk

Nature Walk

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join one of the staff naturalists for a one-mile Nature Walk through John D. MacArthur Beach State Park’s four distinct habitats, and learn about the Park’s animals and history. Walk is free with park admission. Nature Tour Rides are available for those unable to walk; reservations are required and should be made two weeks in […]

Butterfly Walk

Butterfly Walk

April 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join a Park Naturalist on a walking tour through one of South Florida’s last remaining hardwood hammocks. There will be several species of butterflies to identify and observe. Also, learn which plants attract these winged wonders to your backyard. Reservations required. For more information and reservations call the Nature Center at (561) 624-6952. Free with […]

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Nature Walk

Nature Walk

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join one of the staff naturalists for a one-mile Nature Walk through John D. MacArthur Beach State Park’s four distinct habitats, and learn about the Park’s animals and history. Walk is free with park admission. Nature Tour Rides are available for those unable to walk; reservations are required and should be made two weeks in […]

Birding by Kayak

Birding by Kayak

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Recreational Skills: Birding by Kayak Sunday, April 27, 10 a.m. Take a guided kayak tour with a Ranger, paddling through Lake Worth Lagoon to Munyon Island, with your sights set on spotting estuary birds and migratory songbirds on the island. The cost for the two-hour tour is $25 for a single kayak and $40 for […]

Introduction to Surfing

Introduction to Surfing

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Introduction to Surfing Sunday, April 27, 1:00 p.m. Ranger led course on the basics of surfing, lessons on land and water.  Adults and children 10 and older (children under 18 must be accompanied in water by adult).  Reservations required, call 561-624-6952.  Free with Park admission.

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Nature Walk

Nature Walk

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join one of the staff naturalists for a one-mile Nature Walk through John D. MacArthur Beach State Park’s four distinct habitats, and learn about the Park’s animals and history. Walk is free with park admission. Nature Tour Rides are available for those unable to walk; reservations are required and should be made two weeks in […]

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Over in the Ocean 2nd Grade School Program

Over in the Ocean 2nd Grade School Program

April 29 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Students explore the beach ecosystem through activities that involve scientific measurement and observation.  Please contact Janice Kerber at (561) 776-7449 Ext. 104 for more information and scheduling.

Nature Walk

Nature Walk

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join one of the staff naturalists for a one-mile Nature Walk through John D. MacArthur Beach State Park’s four distinct habitats, and learn about the Park’s animals and history. Walk is free with park admission. Nature Tour Rides are available for those unable to walk; reservations are required and should be made two weeks in […]

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Over in the Ocean 2nd Grade School Program

Over in the Ocean 2nd Grade School Program

April 30 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Students explore the beach ecosystem through activities that involve scientific measurement and observation.  Please contact Janice Kerber at (561) 776-7449 Ext. 104 for more information and scheduling.

Nature Walk

Nature Walk

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join one of the staff naturalists for a one-mile Nature Walk through John D. MacArthur Beach State Park’s four distinct habitats, and learn about the Park’s animals and history. Walk is free with park admission. Nature Tour Rides are available for those unable to walk; reservations are required and should be made two weeks in […]