Wed, Sep 27|
The Bluffs Scenic Shoreline Picnic Area
Rocks & Minerals | 9/27/23 - 9am
Explore rocks, minerals, weathering, and erosion.
Time & Location
Sep 27, 9:00 AM – Sep 28, 11:00 AM
The Bluffs Scenic Shoreline Picnic Area, Jacksonville, FL 32226, USA
About the event
Rocks & Minerals
The Bluffs Scenic Shoreline Picnic Area at Big Talbot Island
September 27, 2023 @9am
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Directions: There is no signage on the road, so please read these directions to find the location. You can input the above address. If you are driving Northbound, you will pass Houston Ave on the left. Then pass two gravel parking areas on the right. Take the next immediate right. When you turn in, you will see a sign that says "The Bluffs Scenic Shoreline picnic area." If you get to the bridge with a pavilion, you have gone too far. Please park in the loop and meet at the picnic area to check in and get seated.
There is an honor pay station at the entrance of the park, it costs $5 per vehicle to enter.
We will begin at 9:05, so please give yourself extra time in case there are construction delays on Heckscher.
What to Expect
We will do 3 activities that will teach kids about the rock cycle, types of rocks, and erosion. These will take about an hour. We will then take an 8 minute walk down to the shore area to take a look at the effects of erosion first hand. After this, you are free to stay and explore, or head back at your leisure.
I would definitely recommend bringing a lunch and hanging out at the park after the class is over. If you have never been here before, this is a unique ecosystem with lots to explore on both the land and sea. Swimming is not allowed due to the submerged trees, but wading is fine (park rules).
What to Bring
Bugspray, Water bottle, Water shoes and shorts or clothes that can get wet (swimsuits are ok, but we will only be walking on the shore, not swimming) *There is an 8 minute hike down to the shore, please bring appropriate footwear.
Please sign a Waiver of Liability at the following address before you arrive: http://jaxdragonfly.org/waiver
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Student Age 5-17