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Saturday, Mar 31, 2012

Everglades National Park Celebrates Calusa Days

Time: 9:00 am til 2:00 pm

Location: Gulf Coast Visitor Center, Everglades City

Description: On March 31st & April 1st, celebrate FAM at Everglades National Park. Learn about the prehistory and archaeological resources in the Ten Thousand Islands of SWFL. Visit the Turner River and Sandfly Island shell mounds, learn about how the Calusa lived, and try your hand at tool making, atlatl throwing, mask painting, and more. Join us for fun activities at the Gulf Coast Visitor Center in Everglades City, FL.
Call for more information: 239-695-3311. Activities are free except for the boat and canoe tours to the shell mounds.
March 31: Boat Tour to Turner River Mounds - Motorized boat tours will leave at 9:00 & 9:15 am, 11:00 & 11:15 am, and 1:00 & 1:15 pm and will include a thirty-minute stop and walk at the Turner River complex site.
Visitors should arrive at least 15 min. early. The tours cost $35. Reserv. for tours should be made at: www.evergladesnationalparkboattoursgulfcoast.com (select “Mangrove Wilderness” tour)
March 31 & April 1: Canoe Tour to Turner Mounds (2 hours) - Bring own or rent canoe. Rentals are $26. Canoes can hold 2-3. Singles can pay for ½. Trip will include a stop at the Turner R. complex site. Call for reservations.

FPAN is posting this event as a courtesy, we will neither be hosting nor attending this event.