Event Date: December 9, 2016
Time: 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Learn about south Florida history and enjoy a night stroll in Corkscrew's ancient cypress forest. Join us for our special December ‘Corkscrew After Hours’ event: ”Everglades History”
Sunset at 5:34 pm
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (5 days before full moon)
- Enjoy live music and exhibits in the Blair Audubon Visitor Center, Alan Bradford, Original and Holiday Songs.
- Shop for unique and beautiful gifts in the Nature Store and at our Holiday Bazaar (this night only!)
- Eat, drink and enjoy art exhibits in the Gallery Cafe.
- Experience the boardwalk in the evening light and participate in educational programs, interpretive exhibits, crafts, and guided walks. See the schedule below.
5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
- Explore the boardwalk on your own under the stars and listen to the many sounds at night. Our boardwalk volunteer naturalists will be out there to help you out.
- Enjoy our Holiday Bazaar (Friends of Corkscrew Members get a 15% discount)
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
- Live Music in the Blair Audubon Visitor Center: Enjoy the music of Alan Bradford as he performs his original and holiday songs.
6:00 to 7:00 pm
- Presentation in the Blair Center Classroom: By Rachael Kangas M.A.; RPA Public Archaeology Coordinator from Florida Public Archaeology Network "Who Made The Everglades?" Her talk will explore the geological and cultural history of the Everglades. In particular, she will highlight the role of early Native Americans and initial tree island formations in the Everglades.
5:30 - 8:30 pm – Interpretive stations in the Center and on the boardwalk
- Alligator Interpretive Station (In the Blair Audubon Center) Visit this fun and informative station and learn more about alligators and their role in our Everglades ecosystem.
- Craft Station (In the Discovery room of the Blair Audubon Center) Make fun Nature-based Ornaments to bring home with you!
- Aquatic Dip Net Station on the boardwalk by the North Lake.
6:45- 7:15 pm A Naturalist Guided Walk will be offered at 6:45pm, 7:00pm and 7:15pm. Space is limited to 12 visitors for each of these walks. Visitors can sign up in the center for these when you arrive.
Adult admission is $14 per person. Admission is $10 for Audubon Members and $6 for college students with ID. Admission is good for 2 consecutive days, so come back and enjoy the boardwalk in the daylight hours on Saturday also. As always, Friends of Corkscrew Members enjoy free admission.
Kids are admitted free with their parents to this event! (Parent admission fees vary as outlined above, and their children up to 18 years are free)
* Please Note: There will be a waxing gibbous moon tonight (just a few days before the full moon), so there will be moonlight. If you do choose to bring a flashlight it is best to use only a red-light flashlight. If you do not have a red light flashlight, please ask at our admissions desk when you arrive for some red cellophane and a rubber band to cover up the lens of your white light flashlights. Otherwise using white light will ruin yours and other visitor's night vision while on the boardwalk.