Calendar of Events 

Online Reservations can be done for all programs, all you have to do is click the date you are interested and the hyperlink  will redirect you to the online reservation system. If you are having difficulty or would like more information feel free to contact the park at 305-944-6111 or archcreek@miamidade.gov.

General Activities

ECO-ACTION DAYS
Dates:  January 25, February 13, March 12, April 9, May 14
Time:  9:30am-12:30pm
Connect with nature and get down and dirty at one of our monthly volunteer days! Join our naturalists in restoring Arch Creek Park and its natural areas. Projects include removing weeds or invasive exotic vegetation, planting, mulching, and picking up garbage. Bring your work gloves and small hand tools. Wear closed-toed shoes. Sunscreen, long shirts/pants, water, hats, sunglasses are highly recommended. Projects and work locations subject to change. Recommended for all ages! Meet at the Arch Creek Museum & Nature Center, 1855 NE 135 Street, North Miami
Fee:  FREE.
Reservations are required. Call (305) 944-6111 or email archcreek@miamidade.gov for more information.

BULLSEYE! ARCHERY SKILLS COURSE
Dates: Wednesdays – TBA
Time: 4:00-5:30pm
Get an in-depth archery experience during this 6 session program. Over the course of the program you will learn different archery styles, shoot at different types of targets, and participate in challenges with increasing difficulty to truly hone your skills as an archer. Please bring comfortable closed-toe shoes and protection from the sun. Sign up for all 6 weeks via telephone and receive one session free! Meet at the Arch Creek Museum & Nature Center, 1855 NE 135 Street, North Miami, Fl. 33181.
Fee: $8.00/participant.
Ages: 9 and up.
Reservations are required. Call (305) 944-6111 for more information.

BIRD WALKS
Dates: Arch Creek Park: January 23, March 26
Greynolds Park: February 27, April 26
Time: 8:0am – 10:00am
Arch Creek & Greynolds Park is an important natural habitat for over 160 species of migratory, wintering and residential birds. Join us for a beginners bird walk along easy the park woodland trails guided by birding specialists Jim King. Walk begins at 8:00am and last about two hours. Bring your binoculars if you have them.
Fee: $4 per participant.
Reservations are required. Call (305) 944-6111 for more information.

CAMPFIRE & NIGHT HIKE
Dates: February 19, March 18, April 15, May 20
Time: 7:30-9:00pm
Venture into the beautiful Tropical Hardwood Hammock with a naturalist guide and discover the marvelous nocturnal life of the park at dusk. Experience the sights and sounds of eastern screech owls, raccoons, night time spiders and much more. Following the night hike, join our naturalists around the campfire for marshmallow roasting. Only offered October through May). Meet at the Arch Creek Museum & Nature Center, 1855 NE 135 Street, North Miami, Fl. 33181. This program is offered the 3rd Friday of every month (October through May). Online Registration is available.
Fee: $6.00/participant.
Reservations are required. Call (305) 944-6111 for more information.

GREYNOLDS PARK: CREATURES OF THE NIGHT HIKE
Dates: February 12, May 13
Time: 7:30-9:00pm
Fascinated by the moon and the stars or even glow bugs? Then come learn about the mysteries of the night and see what lurks around our park when the lights go out!  Our naturalists will take you on a night hike through the park in search of its nocturnal residents. Meet at the Greynolds Park – 22nd Ave Entrance, 18501 NE 22nd Ave, North Miami Beach, Fl. 33160. This program is offered the 2nd Friday of every month (October through May). Online Registration is available.
Fee: $4.00/participant.
Reservations are required. Call (305) 944-6111 for more information.

INVESTIGATIVE GHOST TOUR
Dates: February 13 , April 9
Time: 8:00-10:00pm
Explore into the dark woods of haunted and historical Arch Creek Park and hear stories of paranormal experiences, while discovering the evidence captured by seasoned investigators. Park Rangers team up with Messengers Paranormal to guide you through the gripping history of the park and ghost stories around the campfire. Experience the chilling sounds of the spirits and see for yourself a haunt like no other!

This is a walking tour into the woods, so be sure to dress comfortably and wear closed-toe shoes. It is not recommended for small children, (suitable for ages 8 and over), as there may be mature subject matter. We recommend bringing insect repellent and any tools you wish to use in the capturing of your own paranormal evidence, (i.e.; digital cameras, voice recorders, video cameras, dowsing rods, EMF detectors, etc..) Campfire snacks and water are provided by volunteers of the Messengers Paranormal team. Meet at the Arch Creek Museum & Nature Center, 1855 NE 135 Street, North Miami. Online Registration is available.
Fee: $15.00/participant.
Reservations are required.

OLETA RIVER CANOE TOUR
Dates: February 14, March 13, 27, April 10, 24, May 8, 22
Time:  10:00am – 12:30pm
The beauty of the Oleta River has drawn man to its shore for centuries. As early as 500 B.C., the river was home to Tequesta Indians who camped along its shore and was part of the route used by Federal troops in the 2nd Seminole War to travel south from Loxahatchee. The river linked the Seminole Indians living in the Everglades to Biscayne Bay. Relive the river’s historic past with park naturalists as you explore this natural haven for wading birds, osprey, fish and the endangered West Indian Manatee. Meet at East Greynolds Park, 16700 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami Beach. This Trip is offered the 2nd & 4th Saturday of every month (October through May). Online Registration is available.
Fee:   $30/Person. (Child – ages: 7-14).
Reservations are required. Call (305) 944-6111 for more information.

SEA TURTLE AWARENESS – HAULOVER BEACH PARK 
Dates: Summer 2016
Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm

Journey into the world of sea turtles as you participate in an informative presentation, followed by our summer release program. Learn about different sea turtle species and their life cycle, as well as some of the dangers they face throughout their lives. Come face to face with hatchlings and join them as they embark on their exciting journey into the depths of the ocean. 

The Sea Turtle Awareness program consists of a 45 min. PowerPoint presentation that explains the different Sea Turtle species and their life cycle. As well as some of the dangers they face throughout their life time. Following the presentation we lead the group out to the beach where we will release Loggerhead hatchlings. The group will be able to watch the hatchlings start their journey out to sea. Due to all sea turtles being protected by the Endangered Species Act no one besides the permitted staff are allowed to handle the hatchlings. We are offering the program multiple times a week at Haulover Beach Park. Most of the dates fall on the weekend (Friday & Saturday).Address: 10800 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour, FL 33154. Program meets in the Multipurpose room at the Bill Bird Marina (light blue building). Online Registration is available.
Fee: $10 per person
Reservations are required. You can make your reservations starting July 1st. Space is limited. 

On-Going Activities

ARCH CREEK PARK: NATURE TRAIL WALKS
Dates:  Sundays
Time:  3:00pm – 4:00pm
Join us on this naturalist guided tour through a tropical hardwood hammock where you will find an assortment of interesting plants and animals native to South Florida and come learn about Arch Creek’s role in the early history of North Miami. Meet at the Arch Creek Museum & Nature Center, 1855 NE 135 Street, North Miami
Fee:  $4.00/participant.
Reservations are required. Call (305) 944-6111 for more information.

Camp

CAMP MANATEE – One-day Camp
Dates:
February 16th – “Love Birds”
April 8th – “Spring Flowers”
Time:  Drop-Off:  7:30am-9:30am
Camp Hours:  9:30am-4:00pm
Pick-Up:  4:00pm-6:00pm
Ages:  6 -14
Fees:  $35/per day
$12 annual registration fee

Camp Manatee will be offering one day camps on select teacher planning days and holidays. Campers will participate in a variety of activities based around a daily theme. Activities will include games, science experiments and arts & crafts. The one day camps will take place at the Greynolds Park Boathouse. Call (305) 944-6111 for more information.

CAMP MANATEE – Winter Camp
Session Dates: Session 1: December 21, 22, 23 / Session 2: December 28, 29, 30
Time:  Drop-Off:  7:30am-9:30am
Camp Hours:  9:30am-4:00pm
Pick-Up:  4:00pm-6:00pm
Ages:  6 -14
Fees: $75 per camper per session
$12 annual registration fee

Camp Manatee is a nature-based specialty camp that teaches youth about the wonders of the environment through interactive games, activities, crafts, and field trips. Our Winter session focuses on the season with Greynolds’ fantastic history and unique ecosystem as a backdrop for exploration and learning. Winter Camp will be held at Greynolds Park Boathouse. Call (305) 944-6111 for more information.

CAMP MANATEE – Spring Camp
Session Dates: March 21 – 25, 2016
Time:  Drop-Off:  7:30am-9:30am
Camp Hours:  9:30am-4:00pm
Pick-Up:  4:00pm-6:00pm
Ages:  6 -14
Fees: $115
$12 annual registration fee

Camp Manatee is a nature-based specialty camp that teaches youth about the wonders of the environment through interactive games, activities, crafts, and field trips. Our spring session focuses on the season with Greynolds’ fantastic history and unique ecosystem as a backdrop for exploration and learning. Spring Camp will be held at Greynolds Park Boathouse. Call (305) 944-6111 for more information.

CAMP MANATEE – Summer Camp
Dates:   June – August 2016
Time:  Drop-Off:  7:30am-9:30am
Camp Hours:  9:30am-4:00pm
Pick-Up:  4:00pm-6:00pm
Ages:  6 -14
Fees:
$12 annual registration fee

Camp Manatee is a nature-based specialty camp that teaches youth about the wonders of the environment through interactive games, activities, crafts, and field trips.  Our camps offer a unique experience for children ages 6 to 14, by giving them the opportunity to think outside the box, and the building in order to experience nature first hand.   The campers have the opportunity to learn about various ecosystems that can be found throughout South Florida through field trips and interpretive talks.  Campers will be encouraged to learn about the past history of Florida Civilizations from early Native Americans (such as the Tequesta) to present civilizations.
When it comes to activities, we try to keep it safe, educational, and fun!  Our campers will have the opportunity to go on daily nature hikes with their groups, see and participate in exciting science experiments once a week, create and nurture friendships. Summer Camp will be held at Greynolds Park Boathouse. Call (305) 944-6111 for more information.

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