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 in various stages of accessibility. With one calendar month of advance notice some programs can be adjusted to be accessible to all audiences. If your group requires special accommodation it is your responsibility to discuss with the center coordinator what programs would be most appropriate to fit your needs.
Be aware that most programs are offered in the outdoors or include an outdoor component; all participants are responsible for dressing appropriately, providing personal drinking water and sunblock or bug spray as needed. 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