FWC, STATE PARKS, MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PARKS, LOXAHATCHEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE TO HOST THE GREAT FLORIDA BOOK HUNT
– The Adventures of Charlie Pierce books donated by Shutts & Bowen law firm and Wildlife Foundation of Florida –
TALLAHASSEE – Students in grades 1 though 5 in Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe County schools are invited to the Great Florida Book Hunt at federal- and state-preserved lands to celebrate literacy and the adventure of exploring Florida’s outdoors.
Students in these counties read The Adventures of Charlie Pierce, a book series by fifth-generation Floridian Harvey E. Oyer III that chronicles true-life stories about a young explorer. In celebration of literacy and the latest installment of the series, titled The Last Calusa, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service, Miami-Dade County Parks and the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge will collaborate to host treasure hunt events on Dec. 1 at various locations in southeast Florida.
Children are asked to bring comfortable walking shoes or boots, knowledge of Florida history and a sense of adventure. The first explorer in each park to answer a series of questions correctly and follow the clues will find an autographed copy of The Last Calusa hidden in a treasure chest, as well as other great prizes. The whole family is invited to enjoy a day in the natural beauty of Florida’s outdoors!
The events will take place:
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
Treasure hunts begin at 10 a.m.
at the following locations:
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Palm Beach County
10216 Lee Road
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area in Palm Beach County
12100 Seminole Pratt Whitney Road
West Palm Beach
Jonathan Dickinson State Park in Martin County
450 S.E. Federal Highway
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park in Palm Beach County
10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive
North Palm Beach
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park in Broward County
3109 E. Sunrise Boulevard
The Barnacle Historic State Park in Miami-Dade County
3485 Main Highway
Bahia Honda State Park in Monroe County
36850 Overseas Highway
Big Pine Key
Greynolds Park, a Miami-Dade County Park
17530 W. Dixie Highway
North Miami Beach
A.D.Barnes Park, a Miami-Dade County Park
3401 S.W. 72 Avenue
Castellow Hammock Preserve & Nature Center, a Miami-Dade County Park
22301 S.W. 162 Avenue