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Remember The Ais

Did you know the Treasure Coast was once home to the Ais Indians, a Native American tribe? Take a stroll along the Glass Lizard Trail of the Savannas Preserve State Park to learn about the lifestyle and history of the Ais Indians. The self-guided trail will be open on Saturday, May 8th from 10 am to 2 pm. Participants can follow along the ¼ mile trail to view drawings and read facts about the now extinct tribe. Enter this trail to the right of the Education Center; the trail is unpaved and could possibly be muddy. We encourage closed-toed shoes that can get wet! Please observe local social distancing guidelines, such as staying 6 ft. away from others. Avoid overcrowding the trail by leaving space between groups.

Remember the Ais Activity Bags are available to participants for pre-purchase. Activities include making ink from berries and weaving a small basket. The bags also include additional educational activities to complete along the self-guided trail. This Activity Bag is not included with event entry; it is available for pre-purchase at $5 a bag at friends-of-savannas.square.site. (Recommended for children ages 6 and up; please visit the purchasing website for additional information).

Park Admission Fee is required for event participation. You can purchase a one-day pass online by visiting www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/savannas-preserve-state-park or you can purchase your pass at the park entrance with exact cash or via credit card using the posted QR Codes. The online purchased passes are only valid on the date purchased. Cost is $3/vehicle with up to 8 people or $2/person for anyone arriving at the park on foot or by bicycle.

The Savannas Preserve State Park Education Center is located at 2541 SE Walton Road in Port St. Lucie. For information about the Savannas and all of Florida’s award-winning state parks, visit FloridaStateParks.org. To learn more about the Friends of Savannas, go to FriendsofSavannas.org.