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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

‘Programs in the Parks’ educational series heading to Tuscawilla Park for fishing event

The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department’s ‘Programs in the Parks’ educational series is continuing this weekend with a fishing event for beginners.

The local community is invited to join the park rangers on Saturday, August 27, from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at Tuscawilla Park (800 NE Sanchez Avenue). During this catch and release fishing event, participants will learn the basics of baiting a hook and throwing the perfect cast.

The ‘Programs in the Parks’ series features a variety of weekly events that will take attendees through Scott Springs Park (2825 SW 24th Avenue), Fort King National Historic Landmark (3925 E Fort King Street), Heritage Nature Conservancy (2005 NE 3rd Street), and Tuscawilla Park (800 NE Sanchez Avenue) on tours of some of the various features.

Below is a list of the upcoming events in the series:

  • Bats – Night Flight’ on Friday, September 9 (7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.) at Heritage Nature Conservancy. Experience bats flying out from the bat house as the park rangers share interesting facts about the world of bats.
  • ‘Owls – A Hoot of a Time’ on Friday, September 16 (7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.) at Heritage Nature Conservancy. Join the park rangers as they call out to the owls and provide fun facts about these animals.
  • ‘Archaeology – I Dig It’ on Saturday, September 24 (9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.) at Fort King National Historic Landmark. Dig in a kid-friendly sandbox and learn about the laws that protect important artifacts.
  • ‘Florida Black Bears’ on Saturday, October 1 (9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.) at Scott Springs Park. Learn about the Florida Black Bear with the recreation and parks department’s Bear Mystery Box.
  • ‘Birds of a Feather Hike’ on Friday, October 7 (9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.) at Tuscawilla Park. Walk through the park and identify different Florida bird species and learn what makes each of those birds unique.
  • ‘Bats – Night Flight’ on Friday, October 14 (7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.) at Heritage Nature Conservancy. Experience bats flying out from the bat house as the park rangers share interesting facts about the world of bats.
  • ‘Owls – A Hoot of a Time’ on Friday, October 21 (7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.) at Heritage Nature Conservancy. Join the park rangers as they call out to the owls and provide fun facts about these animals.
  • ‘Not Just a Hike, an Adventure’ on Saturday, October 29 (9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.) at Scott Springs Park. Join a scavenger hunt hike and learn about the local wildlife at the park.

All events in the ‘Programs in the Parks’ series are free to attend, and are available to children and adults of all ages.

For more information, please call 352-368-5517 or visit the Ocala Recreation and Parks Department webpage.