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Youth Outdoor Experience is fun, free

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Media contact: Joy Hill, 352-258-3426

Children of all ages and their families are invited to the second annual Florida Youth Outdoor Experience on Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Ocala Conservation Center in the Ocala National Forest.

The event is free and includes a chance to try shooting a shotgun, rifle and bow and arrow, as well as fishing, canoeing, kayaking and more – all with expert instruction.

The United Waterfowlers - Florida, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) are partnering to present this hands-on program.

“Our goal is to give families a better appreciation of the many fun, safe and healthy outdoor recreational activities and opportunities available,” said Greg Workman, director of the FWC’s Ocala Conservation Center and event co-organizer.

In addition to many hands-on activities, demonstrations and seminars, everyone will be served lunch, also for free.

“The Youth Outdoor Experience is a great chance for kids of all ages, and their parents, to come out to a beautiful setting in the forest and learn several outdoor activities under the watchful eyes of experts,” Workman said.

For more information on the second annual Florida Youth Outdoor Experience, call Workman at the FWC Ocala Conservation Camp, 352-625-2804.



FWC Facts:
According to the National Survey of Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife-Associated Recreation, 66.1 million people engage in wildlife observation, spending about $38.5 billion per year.

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