Gulf Islands National Seashore’s announced its spring schedule for ranger-guided programs on Thursday. The programs, which last from March through May, are free and include information about the history of Gulf Islands and its natural resources.

Programs for the Fort Pickens area include:

Front Line on the Coastline
Saturdays at 11 a.m., except March 3 and March 10; meet at Battery Cooper. A 30-minute program; involves walking on uneven surfaces, sandy walkways and steps.

School of the Soldier
Sundays at 11 a.m.; meet at the Fort Pickens Bookstore. A 30-minute program; accessible. Program includes firing demonstrations when staff available.

Fort Pickens: Stories of Brick and Mortar
Daily at 1:30 p.m.; meet at the Fort Pickens Bookstore. A 45-minute program; involves walking on uneven surfaces, sandy walkways and steps.

Sunset on Santa Rosa Island
April 13 at 6:15 pm and May 11 at 6:30 pm;  meet at the old Fort Pickens Campground Store parking lot. A 30-minute program; involves walking on uneven surfaces, sandy walkways and steps.

Programs at Fort Barrancas include:

Bastions on the Bluffs
Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.; meet at the Fort Barrancas Visitor Center. A 45-minute program; involves walking on uneven surfaces, sandy walkways, and steps.

For more information about the various programs, call the national seashore at (850) 934-2600.