At the Florida State Park 2016 Division Award Winners meeting, Park Services Specialist Art Carton, Ranger Rob Matriscino, and Director of Education Veronica Frehm received the prestigious Award of Valor. They received the award for selflessly risking their lives to save two drowning visitors caught in a rip current at MacArthur Beach State Park last spring.
“We are extremely proud of and grateful for our award winners,” says Cheryl Houghtelin, Executive Director of the Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park. “Thanks to the skills and quick thinking of our MacBeach heroes, the two visitors were brought safely back to shore.”
Florida Park Service Director Donald Forgione presents Natural Science Education Awards
Thanks to Palm Beach Live Work Play for sharing our Awards and Pride!
On Wednesday, February 10, 2016 MacArthur Beach State Park’s education programs were awarded the “CSO/Park Short Term Project of the Year” for a new curriculum entitled “Student Stewards: A Focus on Water Resources.”
The second award “CSO/Park Long Term Project of the Year” was for the Park’s ongoing Natural Science Education Program.
Read the article at www.palmbeachlwp.com
MacArthur Beach State Park has received SO many excellent reviews that TripAdvisor has awarded us a
Thanks to our visitors and supporters!
Thank you Kerry Diaz and Curate Clothes + Accessories for hosting the Shop & Sip and thank your for the generous donation to our Natural Science Education Fund!
We look forward to our next event on February 4, 2016!
In their latest article, How to Become a Marine Biologist, LEARNU.org has rated MacArthur Beach State Park as an “Amazing Marine Biology Organization!”
You can read their article at How-to-Become-a-Marine-Biologist
You can hear Marine Biologist Phil Graviese give a presentation on
How Do Sea Turtles Find Their Way? A Hatchlings Voyage on April 4 by attending our Speaker Series presentation at 10:00 am.
Join us for a free, ranger-led hike at 10:00 a.m. on New Year’s Day as part of America’s State Parks First Day Hikes initiative. First Day Hikes offer a great way to get outside, exercise, enjoy nature, and learn about south Florida ecosystems while welcoming the New Year with friends and family.
MacArthur Beach State Park has a variety of beautiful settings for year-round outdoor recreation, and the First Day Hike will offer an opportunity to explore the unique natural and cultural aspects of the Park. Visitors can listen to birds, breathe in the fresh air, discover wildlife, and feel the wind, the warmth of the sun and even the sand between their toes.
The hike will be approximately 1.75 miles long walking on wooden board walks and dirt trails and the beach. Degree of difficulty is moderate. Trails are ADA accessible, please call in advance if a beach wheel chair is needed (561-624-6950).
Plan to wear walking shoes and bring water, sunscreen, and insect spray.
MacArthur Beach State Park is participating in Downtown at the Gardens Gifts of the Season Program
Ride the carousel anytime on Monday, December 22, and all proceed will benefit the Natural Science Education Fund, which provides free, hands-on field experiences to over 5000 students, virtual field experiences to over 10,000 students for Palm Beach County.
As always, thank you for your support!
Just in cast you need a refresher, the Palm Beach Post provides –