Kennedy Space Center Hosts Fun Summer Day Camps

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex 

All New Camp Kennedy Space Center Celebrates ‘Engineering Our Future’

with Fun Day Camps for Inquisitive Kids

 For a summer camp experience that educates and entertains children ages 8 to 16, Camp Kennedy Space Center day camp provides young people with an inspiring week of fun and enriching activities. The camp, which incorporates STEM learning and NASA-based curriculum, runs weekly beginning June 8 and ending August 7.

Camp Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is all new this year with educational activities to keep children engaged and learning during the summer. This year’s theme is “Engineering Our Future” and focuses on the engineering design process. Campers, or crewmembers, are invited to learn about the importance of engineering in the U.S. Space Program through hands-on challenges. The interactive program, led by Kennedy Space Center educators, encourages growth in science, technology, engineering and math, and strengthens teamwork and communication skills.

Throughout the five day program, campers perform a simulated space shuttle mission where they deploy a satellite or dock their payload to the International Space Station (ISS). They “train like an astronaut” in a Multi-Axis Trainer, similar to what Mercury astronauts used to condition themselves for disorienting situations that may occur in an emergency. Older grade levels have the opportunity to climb the micro-gravity wall, which simulates the effects zero-gravity has on movement and weight.

Camp KSC is designed with age appropriate content, placing campers into teams based on their grade levels. Each team works on their own week-long project surrounding the theme of engineering, such as designing a truss bridge strong enough to support an “eggstronaut,” building a small-scale multipurpose crew vehicle similar to NASA’s Orion capsule, maintaining a hydroponics garden and designing, building and launching rockets.

The various tracks offered during Camp KSC include:

Team Enterprise (2nd and 3rd graders)

Crewmembers in Team Enterprise explore engineering principles important in keeping an astronaut safe during launch and reentry. They will design and build a strong truss bridge to support the weight of their “eggstronaut” and build a spacecraft that can withstand extreme temperatures in order to keep “butternaut” alive during reentry. Others activities include training like an astronaut with fitness activities to test and improve reflexes and strength, creating impact craters and designing, building and testing gliders. The Enterprise track is offered weekly beginning June 8 and ending August 7.

Team Atlantis (4th and 5th graders)

Atlantis crewmembers participate in various team-oriented projects such as creating and maintaining a hydroponic garden to investigate the growth of different seeds and designing, building and testing self-propelled rovers. Crewmembers learn to build multi-purpose crew vehicles, similar to NASA’s Orion capsule, then test its safety features by launching the crew vehicle from a slingshot to the landing zone. Campers also build and launch chemical reaction rockets using baking soda and vinegar, and climb a micro-gravity wall. The Atlantis track is offered weekly beginning June 8 and ending August 7. Availability for this grade level goes quickly.

Team Endeavour (6th and 7th graders)

Endeavour crewmembers create their own rover capable of navigating a rough terrain similar to Mars. Before they explore the terrain, they must build a landing module and design a door that allows the rover to exit the spacecraft. Campers safely land the rover from a height of almost 33 feet and ensure their “eggstronaut” a secure exit to the ground. Campers also build and launch solid fuel rockets using a special kit that guides teams through important engineering steps. Other activities include preserving food using the method of dehydration and vacuum sealing, just like astronauts do for long duration missions to the ISS. The Endeavour track is offered weekly beginning June 8 and ending August 7.

Team Discovery (8th and 9th graders)

Campers on Team Discovery use a high-tech computer program called “RockSim” to design and customize their own 8- to 16-inch rocket. In smaller teams, campers purchase materials and build their rockets while staying within a designated budget. After building the solid fuel rockets, campers launch them to complete specific missions. Campers also perform a space shuttle mission, involving launching the shuttle then docking their payload to the International Space Station. The Discovery track is offered weekly beginning June 8 and ending Aug. 7.

Team Orion (10th and 11th graders)

Team Orion concentrates on the science of astrophysics with a focus on the sun. Campers construct telescopes by using 3D printer technology to fabricate parts. Campers then use the telescope for a study of the sun. Using the knowledge from their study, they design a solar-powered community using photovoltaic cells or solar cells, converting the energy of light into electricity. Campers also train like an astronaut on a Multi-Axis trainer and climb a microgravity wall. The Orion track is only offered during the weeks of June 22-26, July 13-17 and Aug. 3-7.

Robotics Track (6th through 9th graders)

The Robotics Track specializes in the science and engineering behind building and programming robots. Campers work in teams to design their robots using LEGO® Robotics materials. Once built, they navigate their robots through a challenge course and perform a series of tasks. Throughout the week, campers complete a space shuttle mission, train on a Multi-Axis trainer and climb a micro-gravity wall. The Robotics Track is only offered during the weeks of June 8-12, June 15-19, June 29-July 3, July 6-10, July 20-24 and July 27-31.

 

Every track includes a visit to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex where campers will see the real Space Shuttle AtlantisSM; take-off in a simulated shuttle launch on Shuttle Launch Experience®; meet a veteran NASA astronaut to hear how he or she accomplished their dream; and see the brand new 3D film “Journey To Space,” a stunning piece showcasing NASA’s bold plans for the future, including landing astronauts on Mars and capturing asteroids, while recognizing the Space Shuttle Program and its many accomplishments. Campers also receive a camp T-shirt, designed with the “Engineering Our Future” theme for 2015. At the end of the week, all campers attend a graduation ceremony at the Astronaut Encounter Theater in the Visitor Complex.

Camp Kennedy Space Center is located at the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame’s® educational facility, just south of U.S. 1 near the entrance to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Tuition is $295 per week plus tax, paid in advance. For more information or to book a reservation, visit www.kennedyspacecenter.com or call 866-870-8285.

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About Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S. space program, offering a full day or more of fun and educational activities, including the Kennedy Space Center Tour featuring the Apollo/Saturn V Center with an actual Saturn V moon rocket, the new Space Shuttle AtlantisSM, Shuttle Launch Experience®, IMAX® Hubble 3D and Journey to Space films, Astronaut Encounter, Exploration Space®:  Explorers Wanted, Rocket Garden and many other interactive exhibits. Admission also includes the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, featuring historic spacecraft and the world’s largest collection of personal astronaut memorabilia, which opens daily at noon and closing times vary by season. Only 45 minutes from Orlando, Fla., Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens daily at 9 a.m. with closing times varying by season.  Admission is $50 + tax for adults and $40 + tax for children ages 3-11. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers annual passes starting at $75 + tax for adults and $60 + tax for children ages 3-11. For more information, call 877-313-2610 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.

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Florida’s Space Coast Is Full Of Fall Fun

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Florida’s Space Coast brings a wave of ‘cool’ this Fall

-Spooky treats, jazzy tunes, crafty arts and “cool” deals this fall on Florida’s Space Coast-

 

This fall, Florida’s Space Coast brings a wave of “cool” to families and couples.  From jazz concerts, to Halloween themed kid experiences to art festivals and even holiday delights, there’s so much to do on the Space Coast.  Starting at just $59 guests can stay on Florida’s Space Coast and experience some beloved fall and holiday happenings.

 

Fall Florida’s Space Coast Favorites For All:

 Florida's Space Coast Jazoo at the Brevard Zoo

o    Jazzoo at the Brevard Zoo – November 8 at 7:00 p.m. – Guests will relish in an unforgettable night featuring five live bands, extraordinary food and cocktails from more than 25 of Brevard County’s best restaurants and caterers for just $75.  Starting October 20, tickets are $85. Jazzoo will feature the acclaimed jazz recording artist Jackiem Joyner, plus bands representing country, surf rock, top hits and classics.

o    Melbourne Air & Space Show  – October 4 and 5 – Families can soar with amazement during this air and space show at the Melbourne International Airport for a one-of-a-kind experience featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and an all-star line-up of some of the nation’s top civilian acts.  Advanced adult tickets are $15 and $10 for children ages 6 through 12.  Tickets at the door are $20 for adults and $15 for children.

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Observatory – Art & Algorithms

o    Art & Algorithms – October 3 through 12 – Art gurus can’t miss this 10-day digital arts festival.  Held in a host of venues in downtown Titusville, guests will experience an international short films festival, digital art galleries, celebrity artists, animations and hands-on entertainment. Plus see the awe-striking digital projection on the side of a building transforming it before guests’ eyes. A 10-day pass is $25 and single day tickets are $10.  Children 12 and under are free.

o    Brevard Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo – Specific Dates in October – Kids can enjoy an evening of spooks and treats at Boo at the Zoo with a variety of fun Halloween activities, including creepy crafts, trick-or-treating, a spooky, but not too scary Boo Choo train, costume parade, a live DJ and a Haunted Trail recommended for children 10 and older.  Plus come face-to-face with meerkats, rhinos, and giraffes.  Boo at the Zoo runs October 10-12, 17-19 and 24-26from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Prices range from $8 to $14 a ticket depending on the day of admission.

o    Bill Cosby – November 21 – Don’t miss America’s dad and three-time Emmy winner, Bill Cosby performing at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, November 21.  Tickets are on sale now ranging from $39.50 to $69.50.

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o    Space Coast Art Festival – November 28 through 30 – This Thanksgiving weekend, families can gather at The Cove at Port Canaveral for the 51stAnnual Space Coast Art Festival where hundreds of artists will showcase their artwork.  Families can enjoy hands-on-activities, art, food, music and a 5k Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning.

 

Sneak Peek of Florida’s Space Coast Holiday Delights:

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o    Holidays in Space – The holidays are out of this world at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex during Holidays in Space beginning November 28.  The Visitor Complex is adorned with a stunning array of holiday decorations.  The International Space Station mural is swathed in holiday candlelight.  Wreaths, garlands, lights, ribbons and bows throughout the Visitor Complex add to the holiday festival atmosphere.  Holidays in Space is included with admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

o    Brevard Zoo’s Holiday Happenings – Families can join the celebration at Brevard Zoo’s Holiday Happenings all December long with fun activities for kids and families. Plus, don’t miss the chance to see some of the Zoo’s favorite furry and feathered friends receive some special holiday treats on December 20 through 23.

o    Holiday Nights & Candlelight Shopping – Shoppers will delight during Holiday Nights & Candlelight Shopping in downtown Melbourne. Strolling past carolers, shops decked with window candles and festive décor, shoppers will find all kinds of holiday gifts and goodies every night during the holiday season.

Cocoa Beach Boat Parade Florida's Space Coast Christmas

o    Christmas Boat Parades – The holidays wouldn’t be the same on Florida’s Space Coast without the famous Christmas Boat Parades where boats glisten over the dazzling water ways of the Space Coast. Christmas Boat Parades are held at Port Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne and Merritt Island.

 

Florida’s Space Coast includes Cocoa Beach, Melbourne, Palm Bay and Titusville and is only 35 miles east of Orlando – making it Orlando’s closest beaches and a perfect destination to celebrate with family this fall and holiday season.  To discover more, visit www.VisitSpaceCoast.com. 

Florida's Space Coast Map

About Florida’s Space Coast                                                                                                                       

Located 35 miles (56 km) east of Orlando, Florida’s Space Coast is home to Orlando’s closest beaches. Encompassing Cocoa Beach, Melbourne Beach, Palm Bay and Titusville, this family-friendly destination offers more than 10,000 guest rooms, and is an ideal, value getaway. Guests will discover 72 miles (110 km) of beaches, the longest stretch in the state and more than 250 square miles of wildlife refuge. It is home to one of the nation’s busiest cruise ports; is the nation’s East Coast surfing capital and the location of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, where all 135 shuttle missions launched and unmanned rockets continue to launch. The Space Coast is home to Space Shuttle Atlantis and is one of only four destinations nationwide where visitors can view an orbiter. For more information, contact the Space Coast Office of Tourism at (877) 572-3224 or visit www.visitspacecoast.com. Visit www.spacecoastlaunches.com to learn about upcoming rocket launches. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/visitspacecoast. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/flaspacecoast.

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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Father’s Day Fun

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Gives Dads 

An Out-of-This World Space Experience for Father’s Day

Dads can indulge their inner space geek with an out-of-this-world, space-exploration-themed Father’s Day at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, where visitors are always exploring.

The whole family can enjoy a full-day space experience at the Visitor Complex, which brings to life the exciting past, present and future of the U.S. Space Program. The Visitor Complex recently extended its hours to 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily to allow families more time to explore the endless fun and educational activities available.

Highlights of Father’s Day at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex include:

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

· Becoming a space shuttle astronaut at the unique $100 million, 90,000-square-foot Space Shuttle AtlantisSM attraction, where visitors get nose to nose with a real spaceflown orbiter. Space Shuttle Atlantis is displayed as if floating in space – the only space shuttle orbiter in the world exhibited this way. Dads also can train on various realistic simulators: take a simulated spacewalk, land the space shuttle on the shuttle landing facility, operate the robotic Canadarm or dock with the International Space Station.

· Experience the sights, sounds and sensations of a space shuttle launch at Shuttle Launch Experience. Called by NASA astronauts the world’s most realistic simulation of a space shuttle launch, Shuttle Launch Experience is now a part of Space Shuttle Atlantis.

· The KSC Up-Close Explore Tour, which gives an insider’s view of the U.S. Space Program, from the launch sites of today at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to the past and future of space exploration at Kennedy Space Center. The KSC Up-Close Explore Tour includes up-close views of the massive, 525-foot-high Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), one of the largest single-story structures in the world, and the Shuttle Landing Facility. The tour stops in between the Kennedy Space Center launch pads for a close-up photo opportunity, in front of the VAB and on the NASA Causeway where guests are surrounded by a panoramic view of launch pads at Cape Canaveral that are currently accommodating rocket launches by NASA, SpaceX and the United Launch Alliance

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

· The Apollo/Saturn V Center, where dramatic multi-media shows and numerous hands-on displays provide visitors with an inspirational and exhilarating look into America’s quest for the moon. Guests relive the historic launch of Apollo 8 at the Firing Room Theater, then marvel at a monstrous 363-foot long Saturn V moon rocket, the most powerful rocket ever built and one of only three Saturn V rockets in existence. The Apollo Treasures Gallery showcases treasures from the Apollo moon missions, including Apollo 14 Commander Alan Shepard’s spacesuit and the Apollo 14 Command Module, Kitty Hawk.

· ATX – Astronaut Training Experience at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex invites guests to explore as never before. During ATX, a highly interactive program allowing guests to experience the thrill of a personalized space adventure. Participants experience the Multi-Axis Trainer, which randomly spins and twirls its occupant in multiple directions and through 360-degree revolutions, the Micro-Gravity Wall, that allows them to climb and descend in an almost effortless state, and the 1/6th Gravity Chair, which incorporates springs and pulleys to create the true-to-life feeling of walking on the moon. The experience culminates in a simulated space shuttle mission to the ISS, with each crewmember assigned a specific role. Based on assignment, participants proceed to a full-scale shuttle mock-up or take the helm in a realistically outfitted mission control room.

 Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

About Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S. space program, offering a full day or more of fun and educational activities, including the Kennedy Space Center Tour featuring the Saturn V Center with an actual Saturn V moon rocket, the new Angry Birds Space Encounter, Shuttle Launch Experience, 3D IMAX® space films, Astronaut Encounter, Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted and many other interactive exhibits. The new $100 million home for Space Shuttle AtlantisSM opened June 29, 2013. Admission also includes the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, featuring historic spacecraft and the world’s largest collection of personal astronaut memorabilia, which opens daily at noonand closing times vary by season. Only 45 minutes from Orlando, Fla., Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens daily at 9 a.m. with closing times varying by season.  Admission is $50 + tax for adults and $40 + tax for children ages 3-11. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers annual passes starting at $75 + tax for adults and $60 + tax for children ages 3-11. For more information, call 877-313-2610 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.

 

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Week In Review And News – January 3, 2014

With the start of a new year and with so much going on after the holidays, I thought it would be a great time to restart our Week in Review and play a little catch up on this week’s highlights and news from the Orlando and Central Florida Attractions and Venues!

Week in Review – December 30, 2013 to January 3, 2014

Walt Disney World Resort

The Disney Parks Blog announced a new contest where you can win a 5-day/4-night vacation for four to either the Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort.

We’ve just launched disney.com/resolutions where Disney celebrities are sharing how they plan to resolve to spend more time with family in 2014. A new video will be uploaded everyday in January.

 

On disney.com/resolutions, we are also awarding a vacation-a-day from December 31, 2013 through January 31, 2014! So enter every day for your chance to win because this is the year to spend more quality time with the people you love most. Good luck!

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open only to individuals, who are, as of Entry, legal residents of, and physically located within, the 50 U.S., D.C., Puerto Rico or Canada (excluding Quebec) and who are not Minors. Sweepstakes starts 12:01 AM (EST) on 12/31/13 and ends 11:59:59 PM (EST) on 1/31/14. Click here for Official Rules.

runDisney

With Walt Disney World Marathon weekend right around the corner, runDisney was everywhere when they released details about the Limited Edition runDisney 2014 New Balance shoes!

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You can find out more about these shoes here.

Universal Orlando Resort

Harry Potter Diagon Alley Week in Review

With construction on Diagon Alley ramping up, A Celebration of Harry Potter drawing close, Cabana Bay opening reservations being taken, and CityWalk undergoing a HUGE transformation, the Universal Orlando Resort is buzzing with energy!

Diagon Alley Construction on December 29, 2013. Week in Review
Diagon Alley Construction on December 29, 2013.

Antojitos Update Week in Review

I don’t know about you, but I am so excited for everything that is coming to the Universal Orlando Resort!!!

SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando

January is Passholder appreciation month at SeaWorld Orlando, and they are offering some great deals!

Bring a friend for FREE! SeaWorld® Orlando Pass Members receive a friend for free ticket*. Online registration is required. Valid for one single-day admission by January 31, 2014. Register Now.

Double Your Discount**

  • Save 20% on dining in all of our cafeteria-style restaurants
  • Save 20% on merchandise in our gift shops

*Pass Member must be present for guest to gain admittance. Free ticket offer valid for active SeaWorld Orlando 1-Year, 2-Year and FL Platinum Pass Members. Not valid for Fun Cards, Teacher’s Study Passes or Friends & Family Passes. Free ticket is non-transferable, not for resale and may be revoked for misuse.

**Offer only valid between Jan. 1-31, 2014. Must present active SeaWorld Orlando 1-Year, 2-Year, or FL Platinum Pass to receive savings. Not valid with any other discounts or offers. Not valid on All-Day Dining offers. Merchandise offer valid for in-park purchases only.

Amway Center

The Circus is coming to town!

Ringling

Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus LEGENDS is coming to the Amway Center January 9-12, but Monday the circus train rolls into Orlando.  Fantastic photo opportunities will be available as the Ringling Bros. pachyderm performers parade to the Amway Center. 

The Ringling Bros. animal performers will unload at 8:00 p.m. and walk beginning at 8:30 p.m. Animals will unload at railroad tracks near 1035 W. Amelia,  then travel east on Amelia, south on North Hughey Ave., then west on West South St. and enter the GEICO Garage behind Amway Center. (Note: route and time are subject to change without notice.)

Tickets are still available and start at $16. Ticketmaster service charges and facility fees not included.  All seats are reserved. Tickets are available atwww.ringling.com or www.ticketmaster.com, at any Ticketmaster outlet, by calling 800-745-3000, or at the Amway Center box office (phone:407-440-7900).  For group ticket sales and information, call 866-248-8740.

LEGOLAND Florida

If your house is anything like mine, you have watched the trailer for ‘The LEGO Movie’ four times daily and I was excited to see that they are going to be having a weekend of activities in February!

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February 8 & 9, 2014 Enjoy fun for all with activities to celebrate “The LEGO Movie”, the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO adventure featuring an all-star cast and set to open in theaters February 7. Guests will enjoy a special movie-themed building activity, movie-themed scavenger hunt in Miniland USA and meet and greet sessions with costume characters Emmet and Wyldstyle, who play leading roles in this epic movie.

Busch Gardens Tampa

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January is also Passholder appreciation month at Busch Gardens Tampa!

Double the Fun – Bring a Friend for FREE

During January, Pass Members can bring a friend for free! Online registration required. Limit one free ticket per active Pass Member. Offer valid between January 1-31, 2014. Other Restrictions Apply. Log in now to register your friend’s ticket and learn more about this limited time offer.

Triple the Savings – 30% off merchandise, food, and beverages

All month long, Pass Members get 30% off merchandise, food and beverages when you visit the park! Offer valid between January 1-31, 2014. Other Restrictions Apply.

Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex

A Falcon 9 rocket is targeted to lift-off during a dramatic SpaceX launch scheduled for January 3, launch time is subject to change but the launch window of 5:05 p.m. to 7:17 p.m. EST. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex guests may view the launch from the Apollo/Saturn V Center, the closest possible public viewing area, or special areas at the Visitor Complex.

Launch viewing from the Apollo/Saturn V Center, located in Kennedy Space Center, includes live mission control commentary and is available for Visitor Complex guests for $20 plus the cost of admission. Admission to the Visitor Complex is $50 plus tax for adults and $40 plus tax for children 3-11. Bus boarding for the Apollo/Saturn V Center begins at 3:15 p.m.

Launch viewing, featuring live mission control commentary, also is available from Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and is included in regular admission.

Week in Review- Posts from On the Go in MCO

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Staycation

New Year’s Eve at the Walt Disney World Resort

Wordless Wednesday – Happy New Year

Merchandise Spotlight – Walt Disney World Resort

Thanks for joining us for this Week in Review, and if this is indication of how jam packed 2014 is going to be I am really excited!

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Find Yourself In Nature At The Brevard Wildlife Corridor Expedition

Brevard Wildlife

Find Yourself In Nature On Florida’s Space Coast

April 6 – 21, 2013

At the Brevard Wildlife Corridor Expedition

For sixteen days in April, the Space Coast will be host to hikers, bikers, paddlers, horseback riders and more during the Brevard Wildlife Corridor Expedition from April 6-21, 2013.  The Space Coast of Florida boasts a variety of habitats to explore, from coastal scrub and forested uplands to open prairies and maritime hammocks.  Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy an amazing diversity of ecosystems during specially planned treks and tours during the Brevard Wildlife Corridor Expedition.

Inspired by the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition (FWCE) that covered 1000 miles of Florida in 100 days from the Florida Everglades to the Georgia Okefenokee Swamp, in April 2012, the Brevard Nature Alliance (BNA) created a local version of the statewide expedition. We share similar goals of creating awareness of conservation lands and wildlife corridors, but the BNA chose to encourage extensive active participation of the public.  The Brevard Wildlife Corridor Expedition (BWCE) will feature the active involvement of many expert guides, residents and visitors.   Some Brevard events will be limited to very fit participants, like a six-day 74 mile kayaking trip in the Indian River Lagoon spanning the county.  A four-day fifty mile paddling trip will follow much of the same route used by the FWCE up the St Johns River to Titusville.  A two-day 38 mile trip on fat-tire bikes from Cape Canaveral to Sebastian Inlet will provide another unique experience.  Many other events are far less physically demanding such as pontoon boat rides in the Indian River Lagoon, plant identification hikes and a variety of educational events.  This expedition includes keynote presentations by three of the participants of the FWCE as well as a Spring Seafood Jubilee.

The BWCE moves across land and water, providing approximately 8o scheduled events from April 6-21. This event offers a variety of activities that relate to the natural areas of Brevard County.  These activities will appeal to a wide range of interests, ages and fitness levels. Some of the activities include: eco-tours on horseback, by kayak or canoe and fat-tire bikes; stand up paddleboarding in the Indian River Lagoon; a nocturnal nature hike; a night critter watch ride; pontoon boat guided excursions; wildlife photography, surf fishing and plant identification instruction; and more.

Brevard Wildlife Corridor Expedition Cornerstone Events:

  • 6-day 70+ mile Indian River Lagoon paddling and camping trip–Scottsmoor to Micco (with 3-day options)
  • 4-day 50+ mile St. Johns paddling trip–Lake Washington to Midway
  • April 13: Elam Stoltzfus at Brevard Community College/Titusville – Capturing the 100 Days in Video–from the Everglades to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, including along the St. Johns River in Brevard County.

The motto of the Brevard Wildlife Corridor Expedition is “find yourself in nature” — the event is designed to build awareness of conservation lands and wildlife corridors in Brevard County – Florida’s Space Coast.

The Expedition is being organized by local volunteers and has received support from sponsors and experts on the lands and outdoor recreation of the area, including special support from the Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands program and the Space Coast Office of Tourism.

Register to participate in multiple events at www.ExpeditionBrevard.com

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Brevard Wildlife

The Brevard Wildlife Corridor Expedition is presented by the Brevard Nature Alliance, a voluntary group of individuals and organizations associated for the purpose of raising the awareness of citizens and visitors to the value and importance of the natural resources of Brevard County, Florida. The group is dedicated to serving the community through educational outreach, environmental program development, strategic planning, and the sharing of information and expertise with all interested parties.

The Mission of the Brevard Nature Alliance is to build public awareness and appreciation of the value of Brevard County’s natural resources by fostering and promoting ethical nature-based ecotourism.

 

 

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