Gulf State Park

Weekly Activities

Gulf State Park has reinstated it's daily educational programs. In compliance with CDC recommendations for COVID-19, each program will have a limited capacity and space is on a first come first serve basis. Please call the Nature Center at (251) 948 7275 ext. 2093 to inquire about the weekly programs.

 

The Nature Center is open Monday - Saturday from 9 AM to 4 PM with a limited occupancy of nine people at a time.

The Nature Center is closed on Sundays.

 

Virtual educational programming from park naturalists can be found on our official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GulfStatePark/

   

 

Saturday 11/28

10:00 AM — Video: American Eagle: (50 min.) Unique to North America, the bald eagle is the continent's most recognizable aerial predator.  In the 1960s, this symbol of the United States became an emblem of environmental degradation as the pesticide DDT and other human pressures brought it to the brink of extinction.  Meet at the Education Building for this program.

 

Sunday 11/29

The Nature Center is Closed on Sundays

10:00 AM Camper Devotion:  Meet at the Amphitheater (inclement weather location is Education Bldg). Non-denominational & casual.

 

Monday 11/30

10:00 AM — Volleyball: Meet at the Volleyball Courts.

10:00 AM — Nature Time: Come to the Education Building and learn about a variety of different creatures who call the park home!

 

Tuesday 12/1

1:00 PM Navigating by the Stars: Understanding Our Solar System – (Part 1 of 4): Learn how the Early Babylonians and Greeks learned the secrets of our solar system. Come to the Education Building to learn how these discoveries would lead to man’s exploration of the earth.

 

Wednesday 12/2

10:00 AM — Volleyball: Meet at the Volleyball Courts.

10:00 PM — Prescribed Burns: One tool that foresters use to maintain healthy habitats is prescribed burning. As one of the most important natural agents of change, fire plays a vital role in maintaining certain ecosystems. Come to the Education Building to learn why and how prescribed burning is utilized in Gulf State Park.

2:00 PM — Guided Tour of Gulf State Park Pier: Join our Naturalists as they guide you on an exclusive tour of the Pier while it is closed and undergoes repairs. Experience the history and excitement of this landmark! Registration by 12/1 is required for this event: to request a registration form, email cindy.langston@dcnr.alabama.gov Ages 18 & older. $3 per person.

 

Thursday 12/3

10:00AM — Dune Restoration Experience: Join Park Naturalists to help plant native dune plants and learn the importance of this ever-changing habitat! Closed toe shoes are highly encouraged, as well as gardening gloves. Registration by 12/2 is required for this event: to request a registration form, email cindy.langston@dcnr.alabama.gov  Ages 7 & older.

1:00 PM Navigating by the Stars: The Beginnings of Navigation – (Part 2 of 4): Learn how the Phoenicians developed the first navigational instrument and the renaissance led to further knowledge of the solar system. Come to the Education Building to learn how these discoveries would lead to man’s exploration of the earth.

 

Friday 12/4

10:00 AM — Volleyball: Meet at the Volleyball Courts.

10:00 AM Snake Encounters: Visit the Education Building to learn all about our native snakes. You will learn how to identify the local venomous species and why these creatures are an important part of our environment.