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Fresh Air, Fitness, Friendship, and Fun

Numerous studies have shown that as we grow older, our health may decline from lack of exercise and, more importantly, loneliness and isolation. Join Timucuan Parks Foundation and AARP Jacksonville for virtual walks featuring Jacksonville’s parks and preserves and learn about the physical and mental benefits of recreating outdoors.

The Healthy Living walks are now virtual on Zoom. Free and open to all ages, but registration required.

Will Dickey’s Nature Photography in the Parks Virtual Walk

Discover the parks through the lens of award-winning photographer Will Dickey as he presents inspiring images of Northeast Florida’s spectacular landscapes, seascapes, and wildlife. Dickey will share tips and techniques for capturing nature that could help level up your photo-taking skills, whether using the smartphone camera in your pocket or single-lens reflex (SLR) from your camera bag.

You can view the presentation recording here.

The Isle of Sarabay Virtual Walk

Take a virtual tour of the rich Native American history of Big Talbot Island State Park, with special emphasis on the Grand Shell Ring (AD 1000) and the Mocama Timucua village of Sarabay (AD 1500-1610), presented by Keith Ashley, UNF Assistant Professor of Anthropology. You can view the Zoom presentation here.

Hiker looking right, up at Half Dome wall

National Parks Virtual Walk

Mark Woods, columnist for The Florida Times-Union and author of Lassoing the Sun: A Year in America’s National Parks, talks about spending one year in the national parks, working on a project about the future of the parks. You can view the Zoom presentation here.