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Homeschool Environmental Education Series

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Homeschool Environmental Education Series
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Ages 10-13 are invited to attend our series of programs offered mid-week for homeschool families. This series will introduce kids to the outdoors in fun and hands on adventures occurring every other week for 2.5 hours. Topics include Florida habitats, wildlife, outdoors skills and extensions to getting involved in conservation at home through Citizen Science opportunities. Pre-registration is required for all classes. Call (352) 754-6722 for more information or to register.

 Export to Your Calendar 1/26/2017 to 4/6/2017
When: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Where: Chinsegut Conservation Center
23212 Lake Lindsey Rd
Brooksville, Florida  34601
United States
Contact: Gina Long (Philhower)
(352) 754-6722

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All programs are FREE

Calendar of programs for 2017:


January 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.

February 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.

February 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.

March 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.

March 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.

April 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.