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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Ocala Recreation and Parks Department promoting ‘Screen Free Week’ for students

The Ocala Recreation and Parks Department is hosting events throughout the upcoming week that will connect students with nature.

During ‘Screen Free Week,’ which begins on Monday, May 2, and runs through Friday, May 6, participating students will put down their electronic devices and enjoy the outdoors while learning about animal and plant habitats.

The following events will be held throughout the week from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.:

  • ‘What’s Wild’ on Monday, May 2 at Fort King National Historic Landmark (3925 E Fort King Street).
  • ‘Habitats’ on Tuesday, May 3 at Heritage Nature Conservancy (2005 NE 3rd Street).
  • ‘Animal Tracks’ on Wednesday, May 4 at Scott Springs Park (2825 SW 24th Avenue).
  • ‘Florida Black Bear’ on Thursday, May 5 at Heritage Nature Conservancy (2005 NE 3rd Street).
  • ‘Nature in Art’ on Friday, May 6 at Fort King National Historic Landmark (3925 E Fort King Street).

These events are free to attend for students (kindergarten through 12th grade).

For more information, visit the Ocala Recreation and Parks Department Facebook webpage.