Booking a Program
Programs may be booked for your group by calling the Conservation Center Coordinator at (352) 754-6722. All programs require a minimum of two weeks’ notice and are booked on a first come first served basis as educators are available. Some programs are offered with a small donation fee (fee is waived for school groups) which allows the center to maintain equipment used in the programs. When booking a program we require the name of the person responsible for the group and the reservation, the contact information for the group leader, name of the organization, the number of participants attending and the general age of the participants.
Chinsegut Conservation Center cannot accommodate group sizes larger than 40 individuals at this time. All youth (age 17 and under) groups must provide adult chaperones for programs, no less than 1 adult chaperone per 10 children. Chaperones are responsible for monitoring the behavior of children at all times and ensuring their adherence to safety rules set by the educator.
Programs at Chinsegut Conservation Center are available to be booked for organized groups (scouts, church, school, civic organizations) the center does not book birthday parties, weddings or other personal events. Most programs are designed for middle school age children but can be adjusted to be suitable for most age groups.
Conservation Center programs are open to all individuals and groups regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin or disability. Groups with participants needing special accommodations for a program should contact the Center coordinator at 352-754-6722 one month in advance of an anticipated program to discuss how we can best meet your needs. See Chinsegut’s list of Essential Eligibility Criteria for programs or send a request to Chinsegut@MyFWC.com. For more information on accessibility of FWC programs visit our ADA webpage.
Most of Chinsegut’s programs are offered in the outdoors or include an outdoor component. Participants are encouraged to wear clothing appropriate to the program, time of year and weather and to bring personal drinking water, sunblock or bug spray as needed. Some programs may require specific attire or shoes to ensure safe participation. Please verify if there are special attire requirements for the program you are booking. Center staff cannot provide you with advance weather information but we will adjust booked programs due to weather.
The activities list for each program may be altered at the discretion of the presenter based on material availability, weather or other need. For more information on programs e-mail: Chinsegut@MyFWC.com