DATE: May 21, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Michael Mills
WHAT: BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Photographers of all levels of skill and experience are invited to Fern Forest Nature Center for Family/Team Shutterbug Photo Hunts. The programs run from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month through the end of the year. Participants will get a quick guide to basic photography as well as learn about the nature center’s varied flora and fauna as they explore its trails in search of subject matter. A naturalist will be on hand to share the park’s natural history and will provide I.D. cards for many of the plants and animals found at Fern Forest.
Participants can choose their own level – easy, intermediate, or advanced – and enter their photos in the park’s “Best of…” contest. Participants should also bring their own digital cameras that accept standard SD cards. The park will provide the SD cards but will retain them after the hunt, so also bring a flash drive if you want to take copies of your photos with you.
Keep in mind that the nature center has a variety of trail types, from wheelchair- and stroller-accessible boardwalks to more rugged terrain. Sturdy boots are recommended.
WHERE: Fern Forest Nature Center
201 Lyons Rd. South, Coconut Creek, FL 33063
WHEN: Third Sunday of the month: June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, November 16, and December 21, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
HOW: The fee is $10 per team or family unit.
For further information, call the nature center at 954-357-5198. Fern Forest is accessible via Broward County Transit Routes #31 and #42.
Recreation. Preservation. Education.
Founded in February 1956 and accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies, Broward County Parks and Recreation Division manages almost 6,500 acres, encompassing nearly 50 regional parks and nature centers, neighborhood parks, and natural areas at various stages of development. Facilities include water parks, campgrounds, a target range, a stadium, a skate park, an observatory, mountain bike trails, an educational farm with stables, and a velodrome and other sports facilities. Hours and fees vary by location. For more information, visit Broward.org/Parks.
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate in programs, services, and activities must contact the Special Populations Section at 954-357-8170 or TTY 954-537-2844 at least five (5) business days prior to the scheduled meeting or event.