Gulf State Park  Activities Schedule



Sat. 1/14

10:00AM - Video:  Planet Earth: Caves:  (50 min.) Planet Earth descends deep into an undiscovered, underground world to introduce some of the most remarkable and bizarre animals ever seen as well as astonishingly beautiful caverns and tunnels. Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.

Sun. 1/15

10:00AM - Camper Devotion:  Meet  in the GSP Education Bldg.(non-denominational & casual)

1:00 PM – Hot Dog Lunch followed by Dog Show: Meet at the Camp Store Pavilion. Sponsored by GARM

Mon. 1/16

8:00AM - Early Bird Fitness: Meet in the Activities Bldg.

9:00AM - Prime Time Fitness: Meet in the Activities Bldg.

9:45AM - Aerobic Dance: Following Prime Time Fitness in the Activities Bldg.

10:00AM - Volleyball:  Meet at the Volleyball courts.

10:00AM - Carnivorous Plants of GSP - Come to the Education Building to learn about unique plants that have adapted to their environment by eating insects. Our Park Guide will show you examples of these plants and explain how they survive in the poor soils found in bogs and marshes.

 1:00PM - Guided Beach Walk: Meet at bronze sea turtle at the Gulf State Park Fishing Pier to learn all about our coastal ecosystem.  Then, meander along the shore, with our guide, looking for shells and learn about some of the local sea life found in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Tues. 1/17

9:00AM - Ladies Social and Crafts: Bring your own project to work on or come to learn a new one. Come and share ideas and company with like-minded ladies. Meet in the Education Bldg.

10:00AM - Guided Pier Walk: Meet at the Gulf State Park Fishing Pier concession stand for a free guided tour along the pier. Our Naturalist will talk about some amazing facts about the pier as well as point out various wild life in the water and around the pier.

2:00PM - Video: Animal Homes – Location, Location, Location: (60 min) Finding a good base of operation is critical for successfully raising a family in the wild. Follow beavers, tortoises, and woodrats as they plan and locate their homes. Part 1 of a 3 part series.  Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.

6:45 – 8:30PM - Music Jam Session: Join us in the Activities Building for an evening of fun and music.  This is open to anyone who wants to get together and play music without formal leadership. Bring an instrument or just come to listen.

Wed. 1/18

8:00AM - Early Bird Fitness: Meet in the Activities Bldg.

9:00AM - Prime Time Fitness: Meet in the Activities Bldg.

9:45AM - Aerobic Dance: Following Prime Time Fitness in the Activities Bldg.

10:00AM - Volleyball:  Meet at the Volleyball courts.

10:00AM - Video: Animal Homes – Animal Cities: (60 min) Animals congregate in huge colonies partly out of necessity and partly out of the security that numbers provide. Explore why Icelandic Puffins, Ecuadorian Social Spiders, and Leaf Cutter Ants form colonies. Part 2 of a 3 part series. Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.

1:00 PM - Guided Nature Walk: Meet our park guide at the entrance (in the parking lot) of Gulf Oak Ridge and explore one of the trails in Gulf State Park.  Bring binoculars if you have them. We have some to share. 

6:30PM - Fun Bingo: Meet in the Activities Building. Please bring a wrapped $1 gift for prizes.

Thurs. 1/19

9:00AM - Horseshoes:  Meet at the Horseshoe Courts. (Bring your own horseshoes or borrow from Camp Store.)

9:00AM - Dune Restoration: Meet at the GSP Pier and join young and old conservationists as they place 2016 Christmas trees in the dunes. These trees are utilized to assist in the natural formation of dunes.

1:00PM - 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.

3:00PM - Yappy Hour:  Bring your four legged family member to the Dog Pond at Lake Shelby for Social Hour.

Fri. 1/20

8:00AM - Early Bird Fitness: Meet in the Activities Bldg.

9:00AM - Prime Time Fitness: Meet in the Activities Bldg.

9:45AM - Aerobic Dance: Following Prime Time Fitness in the Activities Bldg.

10:00AM - Volleyball:  Meet at the Volleyball courts.

10:00AM - Snake Encounters: Visit the Nature Center to learn all about our native snakes. You will learn how to identify the local venomous species and why these creatures are an important part of our environment. Bring a camera and get your picture touching a beautiful snake.

1:00PM - Owl Encounters: Meet at the Nature Center to learn some interesting facts about owls.  Our resident Eastern

     Screech Owl will be on hand to greet you. 

Sat. 1/21

10:00AM - Video: Animal Homes - Nests: (60 min) Bird nest come in all shapes and sizes, crafted from an inexhaustible diversity of materials and each one is a remarkable work of art. Part 2 of a 3 part series. Part 3 of a 3 part series. Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.

8:00AM to Noon – E-Recycling at GSP Pavilion – The public is encouraged to recycle electronics, shred documents and destroy old computer hard drives for free at the annual community recycling day. This event, sponsored by the city of Gulf Shores will take place at the GSP Pavilion. Entry to the GSP Pavilion parking lot is free for this event.

 

NOTE: All Snow Bird Activities should be coordinated thru Wendy Horn at 512-508-5654 or you can talk with her on Mondays at 10:00AM in the Activities Building.