News and Events

Discovery Hour in the Park—Spring/Summer 2016

All programs start at the Interpretive Pavilion at 10 am unless stated otherwise

April 16 Edible Florida

April 23 Successful composting

April 30 Prescribed burns

May 7  Guided nature walk from the Nature Center

May 14 Florida’s Fascinating Fossils

May 21 Edible Florida

May 28 Florida’s Threatened wildlife

June 4 Florida’s black bears

June 11 Florida’s extinct critters

June 18 Critters you can see in the park

June 25 Basic survival techniques

July 2 Successful wildlife photography

July 9 Turpentining in Wekiwa

July 16 Florida’s critters

July 23 Edible Florida

July 30 Successful wildlife photography

August 6 TBA

August 13 TBA

August 20 Florida’s threatened wildlife

August 27 Florida’s extinct critters

Sept 3 Walking Wekiva, how to get the most out of the trails

Sept 10 Edible Florida

Sept 17 Protecting Florida’s springs and water resources

** Requires some walking.

Discovery Hour is presented by the Wekiva Wilderness Trust, the non-profit volunteer organization that

supports the work of the park. There are always lots of fun, volunteer opportunities. To learn more go to www.wwt-cso.com.

 

 

Survival Boot Camp Feb 13

Posted by on Dec 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We will be holding our next basic survival boot camp on Saturday February 13 from 10 am to 3.30 pm. It will be at Rock Springs Run State Reserve off SR 46, Sorrento. The course has been designed for family group participation so everyone knows what to do if a hurricane, tornado or other natural disaster destroyed their homes. Of course, all the techniques are good skills to use in the great outdoors. The boot camp will cover survival techniques, field first aid, foraging for food and water, building a shelter and lighting a fire (bow and...

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Open House at the park

Posted by on Sep 28, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Like working with wild critters, educating people, conducting guided walks or just volunteering in a beautiful park. Join us at our Open House on Oct 15 from 5-30-7-30 pm to learn more. Come and meet other volunteers and learn what you can do to have fun and give back to your community and your park. Admission is free and light refreshments will be available. Meet us at the nature center. See you there.

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Turtles of Wekiwa Springs State Park July 25 * Special Event

Posted by on May 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

10 am. Saturday, July 25 at the Interpretive Pavilion. The Turtle Survival Alliance presents “Turtles of Wekiwa Springs State Park”. Presented by Eric C. Munscher. M.S., ESIV Regional Scientist – with live turtles This Annual Presentation is always well attended, so please plan to arrive early!  

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New Discovery Hour program published

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Check out all the exciting new Discovery Hour programs that take place every Saturday morning at the Interpretive Pavilion overlooking the spring in the park. Go to the Events page for more information or email info@wwt-cso.com.

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Wekiva PaintOut – Thank you

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Many thanks to everyone who supported our 9th week-long Wekiva PaintOut – the artists, the buyers, Wekiva Island and all the volunteers who made it possible. See you all next year Feb 28-March 6 for our 10th.

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Survival Boot Camp Sat. April 25

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Our next six-hour survival boot camp will be held at Rock Springs on Sat. April 25 from 10 am to 4 pm. The course has been designed for family group participation so everyone knows what to do if a hurricane, tornado or other natural disaster destroyed their homes. Of course, all the techniques are good skills to use in the great outdoors. The boot camp will cover survival techniques, field first aid, foraging for food and water, building a shelter and lighting a fire (bow and drill technique). Apart from water, bug spray, sun screen and lunch,...

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WWT Code of Ethics

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Wekiva Wilderness Trust is a non-profit volunteer organization controlled by an elected board of officers and directors. Every member of the board has to agree to comply with the WWT Code of Ethics. To read the Code please go to the Volunteer page.

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Discovery Hour at Wekiwa Springs

Posted by on Nov 10, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Feb  21   2 pm.Edible Florida and Basic Survival Techniques  Don P. Feb 28    10 am. Florida’s Springs and the Wekiwa Watershed.  April March 7 10 am.  Successful composting. Sue March 14  10 am.Prescribed burns explained.  Ranger March 21  10 am.Walking Wekiva. How to get the most out of the trails.* Don B March 28 10 am. Florida’s threatened wildlife. Debbie April 4  10 am. Edible Florida and Basic Survival Techniques  Don P. * Some walking required

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Survival Boot Camp

Posted by on Nov 10, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We will be holding our next basic survival boot camp on Saturday January 11 from 10 am to 4 pm. It will be at Rock Springs Run State Reserve which is off SR 46 near Sorrento. From the Wekiva area take Markham Wood Road north until you reach SR 46. Make a left turn and proceed for about three miles or so and the entrance to the park will be on your left. It is shortly after you go over the bear crossing underpass. We will meet up just inside the entrance and then convoy to our training area. You do not have to pay the entry fee. The course has...

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Read our latest newsletter

Posted by on Sep 10, 2013 in events, new pavilion, news, newsletter, volunteering | 0 comments

Read our latest newsletter

President’s Letter It’s been another busy year in the park with lots for all our volunteers to do. Construction of the new Interpretive Pavilion which will house the new nature center, is also complete. The move will allow the concession to expand and, hopefully, make lots more money for the park, and our new location is going to be much more prominent—at the top of the green above the springs so everyone should be able to see us. The move will be a complicated one but we hope the downtime when the nature center is closed can be kept...

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