Chinsegut Conservation Center August 2018 Programs

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on July 23, 2018

Chinsegut Conservation Center is open to the public from 8 AM until 2 PM Fridays and Saturdays and other times for scheduled programs or by appointment. Educators and organized groups can book programs year-round based on staff and volunteer availability.

The Center hosts many wildlife education programs and hikes throughout the year. Fun educational programs connect visitors with biologists and wildlife experts to explore and become familiar with Florida’s unique and sensitive natural areas. Located 6 miles north of Brooksville, Chinsegut Conservation Center Tract covers 408 of the 850 acres comprising Chinsegut Wildlife and Environmental Area (WEA). August 2018 programs are below:

Chinsegut; A History

Christie Anderberg, long time Chinsegut historian will discuss the lands called Chinsegut and the many colorful characters that have made Chinsegut a place to rediscover treasured “lost” experiences. A great opportunity to learn about one of Brooksville’s most notable early residents. No registration required, free program. August 1st 6:00 PM Program Length: 1 hour

Pudgy Party

It’s S’mores Day, what better day to appreciate the campfire confection than joining us for a pudgy party. Learn to make a variety of treats around a campfire and enjoy them outdoors. If you want to continue the fun at home you can pre-order a pie-iron to take with you! Cost is $10.00 per person. Pie Irons $12.00. Register in advance at August 10th 6:00 PM Program Length: 2.5 hours

Organized Archery Shoot 3-D

All members of the public are invited to bring their bows and join this exciting new opportunity to shoot a 15 lane 3-d archery course sponsored by Drawn by Grace. Fees are requested to help us maintain equipment and provide new exciting archery opportunities for the future. Fees: 12 and under are free, ages 13-16 $5, adults $10 or $25 maximum per family. For more information call the center at (352) 754-6722. August 11th 9:00 AM       Program Length: Allow up to four hours

Introduction to Nature Photography

Professional photographer and nature lover Alice Herden of Green-fly Media offers a monthly opportunity to learn more about your DSLR camera and getting great shots outdoors. Alice has an amazing nature portfolio and lots of opportunities for photographers of all levels to join her in the field. Registration and a $20.00 fee required. See more at August 12th 10:00 AM Program Length: 3 hours

Image courtesy of FWC

Children in the WILD; Gopher Tortoise

This program for ages 5-9 allows children to explore some of the facets of life as a gopher tortoise and how they compare to other Florida turtles. This indoor program includes activities and a story. This is a free program, registration preferred at August 18th 2:00 PM Program Length: 1 hour

Walking Sticks; Florida Trail

The Florida Trail connector through the Chinsegut WEA (CWEA) was officially blazed this year. Join a guided hike from the South Trail Head at Snow Memorial and US 41 to the exit on to Snow Memorial Highway at the north end of CWEA. This is a free hiking opportunity for adults. Please let us know you’re coming at (352) 754-6722. Hike approximately 2.5 miles. August 25th 8:00 AM Program Length: 2 hours



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