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Annual Explore the Outdoors Festival

Event Dates and Times

Live Oak Landing Outdoor Destination 229 Pitts Ave Freeport, FL
This fun-filled day is geared towards introducing children to the wonders of exploring the outdoors. Hands on nature-based activities will engage the attendees in learning while also having fun. The first 180 children interested in learning to fish will receive a free rod/reel combo from Fish Florida! So come join in, it’s going to be a great day exploring the outdoors.
Activities and exhibits include:
• Fishing basics with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
• Fishing
• Boating
• Kayaking
• Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge wildlife exhibit
• Nonie’s Ark animal encounters
• Birding with Choctawhatchee Audubon Society
• Astronomy with Northwest Florida Astronomy Club
• Florida State Park interactive exhibits
• Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance touch tank
• Smokey the Bear and his friends from Forestry
• Butterflies with naturalist Joe Wyatt
• Birds of prey exhibit
• Snakes from Falling Waters State Park
• Great giveaways for the children
• Nature-based crafts
The water activities are geared for children six-years-old and up. Register upon entry for great giveaways. The event is $1.00, and open to the public.