As the weather cools Chinsegut Conservation Center’s programming expands! This fall they have more outdoor family fun, wildlife viewing and outdoor skills workshops and programs for all ages. Coming to Chinsegut in October:

October 4th 10:00 AM       Trees, Marvelous Trees: Florida is home to a diverse variety of native trees. Stop in to this informative program to learn what trees are right for your area and what benefit they can provide to homeowners. Take a walk with arborist Ken Morgan through the beautiful environmental area and discuss local trees. This is a free program, no registration required. Program length 1 hour (or more with hike)                                              

October 18th 10:00 AM      Florida Rocks and Fossils: Geologist Mike Kelley will walk you through underground Florida from soils to sinkholes, rocks and fossils. This is a free program for ages 16+ no need to register. See the unique and fascinating collection of rocks and other items our presenter acquired over decades exploring the world. Program length 1 Hour 

October 12th 9:00 AM         3-D Archery: Archers should arrive by 9 AM to join us for this shoot. Course is 15 lanes with 3-D target variety. Sight in your bow on the range. Small fee applies to help us continue to maintain our equipment. Call (352) 754-6722 for more information, no registration required. Join Drawn by Grace archers for provided lunch following shoot. Allow 3-4 hours to participate fully.

October 19th 10:00 AM      Map and Compass: Map and Compass is offered only twice a year at Chinsegut. This session is open to the public, ideal for ages 12+. Learn how to read a map and navigate terrain using a compass. Includes in class learning and outdoor practical. This is a free program, registration is required on-line at MyFWC.com/Chinsegut or by calling (352) 754-6722. Program length 2 Hours

October 19th 2:00 PM         Children in the WILD, Spiders: Children ages 5-9 are invited to join us each month at Chinsegut for a program just for kids. Meet live animals, explore outdoors or create a craft. These guide one-hour programs are free of cost and feature new topics each month. Register online at MyFWC.com or call (352) 754-6722

October 25th 8:00 AM         Beginning Birding: Volunteers from the Hernando Audubon Society will be at Chinsegut to offer a guided birding hike. Hike a little or a lot, up to you, there is plenty to see from the back porch of the Center or along the trails. Field guides and binoculars may be borrowed from the Center. This is a free program offered monthly through April, no need to register.

October 25th 6:30 PM        Family Harvest Fun Event: Family fun with games, crafts, night hikes and goodies for the kids. This event is open for families to celebrate the fall with low-cost fun. $2 per person, recommended for ages 3-11. Make a creepy eye lantern or create other edible treats. Call the center for more information (352) 754-6722.

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