All programs are FREE
Calendar of programs for 2017:
26th 9:30 AM Chinsegut Habitats: Upland Pine Forests,
Mesic Hardwood Forest and Basin Marsh – This first course in the series will be an introduction to
the habitats found in the Chinsegut Wildlife and Environmental Area, how they
form and the vocabulary associated with each area. Student will complete a mile
long hike, learn native and invasive plants and complete a group project at the
end of class.
9th 9:30 AM Outdoor Skills – Normally during this program one of two
disciplines is taught, map and compass navigation or archery but this time we
will squeeze in both. Students will learn how to navigate using an orienteering
compass then have the opportunity to participate in an introductory archery
course with NASP certified instructors.
23rd 9:30 AM Junior Naturalist – Learning in the outdoors is a great way
to gain understanding of natural cycles within our world and wildlife,
something naturalists have studied for hundreds of years. Learn what it takes
to be a naturalist and how average people help advance scientific knowledge of
our world every day. During this program students will be offered the chance to
participate in using some equipment that scientists and volunteers with the
Fish and Wildlife Commission use to study wildlife.
9th 9:30 AM Exploring a Basin Marsh - During this hands-on program children
will visit May’s Prairie to collect wildlife, sample and learn about water
quality and Florida’s productive wetlands. This program requires a .75 mile
hike each way and participants will get wet up to the knees. Please plan accordingly with
footwear for water use and towels/ change of clothing.
23rd 9:30 AM Wild Florida – Many people live in Florida for years
and even decades without realizing the work that goes into keeping natural
areas ideal examples of Florida habitat for both people and wildlife. During
this class we will be getting our hands dirty in learning about land management
and careers in land management. The class will work on an exotic removal
project then watch a prescribed fire demonstration. Come ready to work in the
dirt, the center will provide gloves and water.
6th 9:30 AM Primitive
Skills – Hopefully with our new compass and map reading skills none of our
students will become lost in the wilderness but just for fun we are going to
have a mini survivor game as a way to wrap-up this outdoor education session.
Join us to learn some useful skills for making a living on the land.