Salt Springs environmental educators offering online programs

Salt Springs Park environmental educators will offer a weekly series of family learning activities beginning Monday, April 6, with “Going on an Egg Hunt.”

In this unprecedented time of social distancing, families are looking for safe yet creative ways to spend their increased time together. The environmental educators at Salt Springs Park, organized by Concetta Schirra, are putting together a series of learning activities to help families make the most of these hours.

Each Monday morning in April, at 8 a.m., they will post a themed narrative, hands-on activity, and resource links on the Friends of Salt Springs Park’s Facebook page (

On April 6, they will post “Going on an Egg Hunt” so that parents and kids together can explore the insects, aquatic life, and eggs that can be found in vernal pools at this time of year. For those who aren’t on Facebook, these lessons will be posted on the homepage of the Friends’ website,

Other topics to be explored include seed starting, signs of spring, and identifying trees. For more information, or to ask questions along the way, please contact Schirra at

All programs and facilities are closed now through April 30 (although parking lots and trails are open). Unless the closure is extended by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources,  public programs will resume with a First Day Hike on Friday, May 1, at 6 p.m. To stay informed of all programs and events at Salt Springs Park, like the Friends on Facebook, check the website regularly, or become a member to receive their newsletter and regular announcements

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