Saturday, June 25, 2011, 12:30pm-4:30pm (begin boarding buses at 12:15pm)
Optional Post-Conference Tour to Sawgrass Recreation Park at the Everglades
Cost: $70.00 per person
Start the adventure with a 30 minute airboat tour of the Florida Everglades. Your tour will be guided by one of their experienced captains who received extensive training. During the tour, you'll listen to tales of how the Seminole Indians and panthers once coexisted in this lush wilderness. Also, you'll catch a glimpse of endangered wildlife as you skim across the glassy water. Feel free to let your spirit soar as you view nature at its finest.
Take a walk on the wild side back in time with an original dinosaur, the Florida Alligator. Their reptile exhibit features dozens of species both native and exotic to Florida.
Your adventure will include a visit to the Park’s Exotic Wildlife exhibit. Playful critters abound and amaze as you get up close and personal with many different animals that often include panthers, leopards, wolves, and even some surprise smaller mammals each day.
While you are at Sawgrass please don't miss the "Swamp" Yard Island! You can interact and feed many of the animals at this exhibit.
What does the Post-Conference Tour Fee Include? The fee includes transportation costs, boxed lunch, admission into the park, light snacks and bottled water.
Recommended Clothing and Items to Bring: It is going to be very HOT in June in Florida. We recommend wearing cool, light clothing. The park mentioned that sneakers would be the best option for shoes. We recommend wearing insect repellent while on the airboat rides and sunblock. We will provide you with bottled water to take with you. It would be a good idea to bring a small knapsack to keep these items in.
Tentative Schedule (subject to change slightly)
|12:15-12:30pm||Board buses in the Driveway Circle near the Caribbean Ballroom at the Harbor Beach Resort & Spa|
|12:30pm||Buses leave for the Sawgrass Recreation Park|
|1:10pm||Arrive at Sawgrass Recreation Park and eat Boxed Lunch|
|1:40pm||Airboat rides and then Exhibits (about 1.5 hours needed total)|
|3:10pm||Time allotted for shopping in the gift shop|
|3:40pm||Group boards bus and leaves for the Harbor Beach Resort & Spa|
|4:30pm||Arrive back at the Harbor Beach Resort & Spa|
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