Dear Friends,

BOO! Yes, it is still 2020! But we are happy to report some of the things going on in the seashore with all of our safety in mind. The second Artist-in-Residence featuring Dr. Nathan Wolek, Stetson University, will be doing some significant work at the Soundscape Field Station and the Friends are working on some great projects.

We will have a different sort of Holiday Open House at Eldora this year, but we invite you to join us for some good old-fashioned Christmas décor and some friendly conversation. We will have the house open with safety protocols in mind for the visitors and staff.
See you at the beach!
See you at the beach!
Laura Henning
November 14, 2020
Soundwalk with 2020 AIR, Dr. Nathan Wolek
Presented in conjunction with Friends of Canaveral and
Canaveral National Seashore
11AM (Rain or Shine) at Canaveral National Seashore Apollo Beach North District.
Meet at Visitor’s Center.
Explore the sounds and rhythms of our urban and natural world with Atlantic Center for the Arts. Beneficial for people of all ages to relieve stress, gain focus, and develop a deeper understanding of how we fit into the ecosystem of our environment.
In New Smyrna Beach:
  • November 14 – with ACA Soundscape Field Station artist in residence, Dr. Nathan Wolek at Canaveral National Seashore Apollo Beach Visitor’s Center, 7611 S Atlantic Avenue
Canaveral National Seashore & Friends of Canaveral
invite you to get outside and join us for a family fun afternoon 
along the beautiful Indian River Lagoon!

Sunday, December 13, 2020 1-4pm

Get in the holiday spirit as you tour the beautifully
decorated Eldora State House. (the Eldora Elves have been busy)
(mask requested while inside the Eldora House).

  • Bring the family, a chair and enjoy:
  • Live music
  • A Christmas Scavenger Hunt
  • Take away bag of crafts (while supplies last)
  • Fishing Demonstration
  • Plein Air Painting demo by a professional artist
  • Games and prizes! 

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, refreshments will not be served 
With cooler weather right around the corner one has fond thoughts of the mosquito going away. Camping and cool weather go hand in hand around here. If you are thinking about camping at Canaveral National Seashore please watch this video. Being prepared is one of the best ways to ensure the trip goes as planned. To reserve a camp site search for us at For more information
Turtle vs Tortoise
In Florida, we have tons of turtle species. Some are marine turtles (our favorite), some live in fresh water and some are strictly terrestrial, like the Florida Gopher Tortoise. Gopher Tortoise’s do live in beach dune habitats but are not able to swim and should not be placed into the ocean.

If you are ever concerned about a turtle on the beach, don’t hesitate to call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Hotline 1-888-404-3922(FWCC)
If you suspect a fish, wildlife, boating, or environmental law violation, report it to the FWC's Wildlife Alert Reward Program: 888-404-FWCC (3922).
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