Central Community Events

Girl Scouts Discover the World – 100th Anniversary Celebration

Over 1500 girl scouts and their families will be attending. DEP will host a booth highlighting water quality/macroinvertebrates and focusing on what scouts can do to help water quality. Park passes will be handed out to scouts who participate in a question-and-answer session.

Location: Vanguard High School, 7 NW 28th St, Ocala, FL 34475
Date: Saturday, April 14
Contact: Christine Daniel, DEP Central District Office, 407-897-2911

Earth Day at Oviedo High School

Staff from DEP’s Central District will visit classrooms to teach students about water conservation and the specific water conservation issues Floridians are facing today.

Location: Oviedo High School, 601 King St, Oviedo, FL 32765
Date: Tuesday, April 17
Contact: Christine Daniel, DEP Central District Office, 407-897-2911

Earth Fest and Arbor Day

Join the University of Florida/IFAS Marion County Extension and the City of Ocala’s Discovery Center for an “Earthfest & Arbor Day” community event in April.  The event will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Tuscawilla Park, in Marion County, Fla. This year’s theme is “water.”

Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, Audubon, Ocala Parks and Recreation, Crone’s Cradle Conserve and other agriculture, gardening and outdoor specialty vendors will all be at this event.  Music, games, a morning bird walk, and other activities will focus on trees, water and our amazing Earth.

Location: Tuscawilla Park, 700 NE Sanchez Ave., Ocala, Fla. 34470
Date and time: Saturday, April 28, 10 am – 10pm
Contact: Jamie Cohen, Marion County Extension Center, 352-671-8400
Suzanne Shuffitt or Melissa Townsend, Discovery Center, 352-401-3900

Environmental Day

DEP’s Central District staff will host a booth highlighting water quality/macroinvertebrates and focus on what students and teachers can do to help water quality. Park passes will be handed out to students who participate in a question-and-answer session.

Location: Lawton Chiles Middle School, 1240 Sanctuary Dr, Oviedo, FL 32766
Date: Friday, May 4
Contact: Christine Daniel, DEP Central District Office, 407-897-2911

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