Gulf State Park Summer Activities Schedule



Date      Activities

Sat. 8/20

8:30AM—Yoga at the Beach: Meet at Gulf State Park Beach Pavilion for a one hour yoga class. $10 per person and bring a yoga mat and water.

1:00 PM—  Video: Amphibian (35min)  Leap into a fascinating world of frogs, toads, and salamanders, and get a close- up look at the amazing variety of colors, shapes, and sizes in the amphibian family. Meet at the Nature Center.   There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground.   Free to all guests staying in the park.             

              

Sun. 8/21            

10:00AM—Camper Devotion:  Meet at the Campground/Campstore Pavilion.(non-denominational & casual)

1:00PM—Video:   National Geographic: Can the Gulf Survive? (50 min.)  With exclusive access to BP’s clean-up operations, National Geographic investigates what happened to the 4.9 million barrels of oil that poured from the sea floor in one of the worst environmental disasters of all time.  Meet at the Nature Center/Education Bldg.     There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground.   Free to all guests staying in the park.

 

Mon. 8/22          

10:00AM— Snake Encounters: Visit the Nature Center to learn all about our native snakes.  Bring a camera and get your picture touching a beautiful snake.    There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guests staying in the park.

1:00PM--Wildflowers of Gulf State Park: Visit our Nature Center and learn about the wildflowers of Gulf State Park.   There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground.   Free to all guests staying in the park.

 

Tues. 8/23          

Visit the Nature Center.

Wed.   8/24        

10:00AM— Guided Pier Walk: Meet at the Gulf State Park Fishing Pier concession stand for a guided walk on the pier.

1:00PM— Video:  Ocean  (35min)  This is an engaging  video of life in the oceans.  It is filled with face to face encounters with some of the most bizarre creatures on earth. Learn which marine animal is the noisiest of all! Our world’s oceans are thought to contain 99% of the living space on the planet - so much is still to be learned about life in the ocean.   Meet at the Nature Center/Education Bldg.  There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guests staying in the park.

 

Thurs. 8/25        

Visit the Nature Center.

Fri. 8/26

10:00 AM— Alligator Adventures: Come to the Education Building and see a slide show and learn all about our Amazing Alligators.  We will have a baby alligator on display and you will have an opportunity to touch and/or have your picture taken with the alligator. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guests staying in the park.

1:00PM-- Video:  Gus the Alligator (30 min.)  Join young Gus as he makes his way through miles of swamp in pursuit of his dream—to live with his crocodile cousins along the ocean coast.  Meet at the Nature Center.  There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground.   Free to all guests staying in the park.

 

Sat. 8/27             

8:30AM—Yoga at the Beach: Meet at Gulf State Park Beach Pavilion for a one hour yoga class. $10 per person and bring a yoga mat and water.

1:00 PM— Video: Animal Disguises (30min) Things are not always as they appear!   Meet at the Nature Center to learn the truth of the matter.   There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground.   Free to all guests staying in the park.                

 

Sunday   8/28/2016

1:00 PM              

Video:   The Private Life of Plants: (50 min.) Explore the intriguing world of the plant kingdom through breathtaking time-lapse photography in exotic world-wide locations. Meet at the Education Building for this program. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guests staying in the park.

 

Monday   8/29/2016

10:00 AM           

Presentation:    Nature Time - Meet at the Education Building  for this one hour program that is suitable for people of all ages and allows you to get close and personal with some of the educational animals in Gulf State Park. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground.

 

1:00 PM              

Video:   Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air - (50 min.)  Hummingbirds are the tiniest of birds, yet they are some of the toughest, most energetic creatures on the planet.  These birds spend most their lives in fast forward, but now high speed video lets us enter their world.  Meet at the Education Building. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

Wednesday   8/31/2016

 10:00 AM          

Walking Tour:    Guided Pier Walk - Meet our park guide on the Gulf State Park Pier near the concession stand and learn about some of the unique local sea life as you walk along the pier.

 

1:00 PM              

Video:   Cuttlefish: Kings of Camouflage: (60 Min.) When it comes to camouflage the cuttlefish is the real master of disguise. With stunning under water footage, NOVA gets up close and personnel with this astonishing, brainy invertebrate.  Meet at the Education Building. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guests staying in the park.

 

Friday   9/2/2016

10:00 AM           

Presentation:    Snake Encounters - Visit the Education Building to learn all about the native snakes of Gulf State Park.  Bring a camera and get your picture touching a beautiful snake.  It is also feeding time and you can observe the feeding behavior of these amazing animals. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guests staying in the park.

 

 1:00 PM             

Video:   National Geographic: Wild Survivors - Camouflage & Mimicry -(45 min.)  Watch as the brilliant disguises of some animals save them from certain death!!  Meet at the Education Building. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guests staying in the park.

 

Saturday   9/3/2016

8:30AM

Yoga at the Beach: Meet at Gulf State Park Beach Pavilion for a one hour yoga class. $10 per person and bring a yoga mat and water.  Yoga Mats for sale $10

10:00 AM           

Presentation:    Frogs & Toads:  Hop on over to the Nature Center to learn some interesting things about the native frogs and toads in Gulf State Park. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guests staying in the park.

1:00 PM              

Video    Amphibian: (35min) Leap into a fascinating world of frogs, toads, and salamanders, and get a close-up look at the amazing variety of colors, shapes, and sizes in the amphibian family. Meet at the Education Building for this program. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guests staying in the park.

 

Sunday   9/4/2016

 1:00 PM             

Video:   American Eagle: (50 min.) Unique to North America, the bald eagle is the continent's most recognizable aerial predator.  In the 1960s, this symbol of the United States became an emblem of environmental degradation as the pesticide DDT and other human pressures brought it to the brink of extinction.  Meet at the Education Building for this program. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guests staying in the park.

 

Monday   9/5/2016

10:00 AM           

Presentation:    Nature Time - Meet at the Education Building  for this one hour program that is suitable for people of all ages and allows you to get close and personal with some of the educational animals in Gulf State Park. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guests staying in the park.

 

1:00 PM              

Video:   The Private Life of Plants - (50 min.)  Explore the intriguing world of the plant kingdom through breathtaking time-lapse photography in exotic world-wide locations. Meet at the Education Building. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guests staying in the park.