FWC, State and County Parks to Host the Great Florida Book Hunt

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 Last Calusa - The Adventures of Charlie Pierce

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

Boynton Beach

 

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

Hobe Sound

 

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

Fort Lauderdale

 

The Barnacle Historic State Park in Miami-Dade County

3485 Main Highway

Coconut Grove

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

Miami

 

Castellow Hammock Preserve & Nature Center, a Miami-Dade County Park

22301 S.W. 162 Avenue

Miami

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Lupe Tucker

A homeschooling mother of 5, home education advocate, and former classroom teacher. She is a writer, blogger, and poet. "I just want to encourage, and be encouraged. Inspire, and be inspired. Teach a little, and learn a lot," is her approach to life.

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