A sure sign that the winter season is upon the island is announcement of the Friends of the Park's schedule of workshops, hikes and various activities. The 2012 season begins in January and includes oldies but goodies as well as some new opportunities to learn about the island, its history, and its charms.
Among the 35 offerings on the list are familiar things like Tropical Light Photography on March 25, Native Arts and Crafts on Jan. 5, and Kayak the Mangroves of Hurricane Hole, April 7. Pepper Sauce Making is scheduled for Jan 4.
One new offering for 2012 is a presentation by archeology interns Feb. 22. They will talk about burial customs of the Taino people at Cinnamon Bay, where human remains have been found.
The activities' instructors are locals who donate their time and skills. Fees for the classes begin at $25 for Friends members nd $35 for non-members. You can call 340-779-4940 to make a reservation.