A Program of Marion County Schools

Summer Speaker Series

Summer presentations are offered on the second and fourth Saturday each month from June through August, with a final presentation in early September. Talks begin at 10 am and are scheduled for 45 minutes with time for questions afterwards.

Presentations take place in the museum classroom building and are free to the public (state park admission fees do apply.) Seating is limited and offered on a first come basis.

Ethnobotany of FL Native Plants

Florida is home to a great diversity of beautiful and amazing native plants. Join us as we learn about native plants that you may want to add to your landscape, their importance to pollinators, and how they have been used for food, medicine, and more over the centuries. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes if you wish to join us for an optional hike after the talk.

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Meet the Real Ross Allen

Perhaps you saw the highway signs, old postcards, newspaper articles, or even saw the Ross Allen reptile show as a youngster. Now let Robert Ross Allen, his oldest son, help you peek behind all the props on stage. What made Ross Allen the star he was destined to be?

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