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Sea Turtle Awareness – Haulover Beach Park

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.

Reservations are required; You can make your reservations starting July 1st. Space is limited. Online Registration Information below.
We are offering the program multiple times a week at Haulover Beach Park. Most of the dates fall on the weekend (Friday & Saturday).
The program cost is $10 per person.
Program is not recommended for children younger than school-age.

Address: 10800 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour, FL 33154
Program meets in the Multipurpose room at the Bill Bird Marina (light blue building).

Wednesday, August 20
Friday, August 22
Saturday, August 23
Wednesday, August 27
Friday, August 29
Saturday, August 30
Friday, September 5
Saturday, September 6
Friday, September 12
Saturday, September 13

Online Registration – Activity Sign-up:
Select “Arch Creek Park” from the Place drop-down menu.

Miami-Dade County’s Environmentally Endangered Lands and Natural Areas Management will be hosting a volunteer work day at Arch Creek Park on Friday, January 17th from 9am-12pm. Projects will include Trail Maintenance – mulching, exotic removal and lining trail with logs.

 Registration is required. Registration can be done via email ( or by Phone (305.372.6611). NAM EEL workday 2013 - 2014

Last Saturday, January 19, the Parks in Focus campers visited Arch Creek Park. During their visit they learned about the history and ecology of the park. They took some beautiful pictures during their visit and a majority of them have been posted on the Miami Dade Parks in Focus Facebook page.

Here is a little more information on what the Parks in Focus program is.

Parks in Focus is a sustainable historical, cultural and environmental immersion program initiated and inspired by the National Park Service and offered through the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department in partnership with the Florida Park Service and History Miami.  Parks in Focus connects kids to parks and other significant natural and cultural locations in Miami-Dade County through photography, creative expression, and hands-on Saturday field trips.

Parks In Focus Newsletter – Session 1 – Week 3

Camp Manatee at Greynolds Park is looking for mature, responsible, kid-friendly people with a love of the outdoors, to work as counselors during the 2012 summer season. Applicants must be at least 17 years old to apply. If you or a friend is interested in applying for a position, please visit and complete the online application. Once you’ve submitted an application, call Eric King or Aimee Scott at 305-948-2891 or 305-944-6111 respectively. You have until March 23rd to apply.

Make sure to apply to both the Summer Park Service Aide (#16085) and Summer Recreation Leader (#16090). You will need to send the confirmation email you receive from the website as well as a resume to both directors via email. Summer camp is a total of 10 weeks (June 11 – August 17) there will be training before hand and some additional hours following the 10 week summer. It will be a total of 40 hours a week (depending on camper numbers), Friday field trips, pool days, and just a lovely environment to enjoy the summer. Interviews will be held in the beginning of April. All applicants selected will be required to successfully pass a drug/alcohol screen and criminal background check prior to employment. It is also strongly recommended that applicants have CPR and First Aid training.

Summer Park Service Aide – $11.28/hr
Summer Recreation Leader – $12.69/hr

Greynolds Park is located in North Miami Beach. The park’s address is 17530 West Dixie Highway.

**If you would like to apply but it is past the application deadline, contact the camp directors.**