Island EarthDays

Honeymoon Island State Park

April 18 & 19, 2020

 

Celebrate Island EarthDays and the 50th Anniversary of international Earth Day at Honeymoon Island State Park on Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The Island EarthDays special event is free with paid admission to the park.

Protecting our water, islands and wildlife will be the theme for Island EarthDays including special speakers and exhibits.  International Earth Day 2020 is about climate action. The enormous challenge—but also the vast opportunities—of action on climate change.

Live owls, hawks and other raptors will be on hand with exhibitors coming from the Owl’s Nest Sanctuary, Birds in Helping Hands, the Narrows at McGough Park and Brooker Creek. 

Environmental and conservation speakers are scheduled both days including:

  • Florida Native Reptiles - Florida Park Specialist Emily May, Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

  • Sharks and Stingrays - Mariah Moore of CEMERA

  • Blue Green Connection-Mission Blue Hope Spot - Tracy Love Tippin and Vicki Love 

  • Sustainable Living - Natalie Henley, Sustainability Program Coordinator for City of Dunedin

  • Solar Energy - Alan Brand

  • Tampa Bay Aquatic Preserve

 

Live Music Schedule: 

Saturday, April 18

11 am to 12 pm - Brian on Steel Drums

12 pm to 2 pm - Benjamin Road

2:30 - 4:30 - Shoeless Soul
 

Sunday, April 19

11 am - 12 pm - Brian on Steel Drums

12 pm to 2 pm - Wendy Barmore Band

2:30 - 4:30 - Cadillac Cowboys

Honeymoon Island State Park staff will fill in entertainment between bands.

Osprey Village is an area within the festival which enhances the awareness of our local natural environment and teaches us to take part in protecting our precious resources. Osprey Village includes displays from state and local non-profit environmental agencies, conservation agencies, sustainability groups, and environmental demonstrations.

Guided Osprey Trail nature walks will be available nearly every hour during the weekend.

A number of children’s activities will be on-going including crafts and face painting.  Kids can expect a visit from Tango Turtle of the Florida Aquarium and Smokey Bear from the Florida Park Service.

A variety of tasty food and beverages and our beer truck serving several types of beers.

The Jolley Trolley will transport guests from the parking lots to the special event area located in the Picnic Area.

Construction will start this summer on the new Caladesi Island Discovery Center. A Caladesi Discovery Center display with information on this outdoor interpretive center and its observation deck are park of Island Earth Days. Special Caladesi Island memorabilia will be on sale.

 

Visitors to Island Earth Days can win a weekend at Innisbrook Golf Resort and other prizes. Tickets for the door prizes will be on sale both days with drawings on Sunday afternoon at 4 pm. Participants need not be present to win. There also will be a chance to win other prizes with your car admission ticket received on entry to the park. Drawing prize winners will be announced from the main stage on Sunday during the Cadillac Cowboys act. You do not have to be present to win.

Friends of the Island Parks sponsors Island EarthDays.  The “Friends” organization is a 501 © (3) non-profit community service organization which supports Honeymoon and Caladesi Island State Parks with volunteers and funding for parks programs and capital improvement.  Friends of the Island Parks was the leader in raising funds for the new Caladesi Discovery Center.

 

© 2016 Friends of the Island Parks