Chinsegut Wildlife Photography Exhibit | RegistrationSaturday, February 24, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EST) More Information →
Chinsegut Wildlife Day | February 24
Photography Exhibit Registration
This photography showcase is being held in honor of two days set aside to appreciate the importance of and raise awareness for wildlife conservation.
The first, World Wildlife Day began in December 2013 as the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the third of March the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. Each season a new theme is presented and 2018 the theme is “Big Cats”, this includes our Florida Panther; however this day is not just about this year’s theme it is about all endangered wildlife and plant species around the world. (http://wildlifeday.org/)
Second, National Wildlife Day which was begun in 2005 by Colleen Paige to bring awareness to wildlife in many ways by being their voice, visiting zoos, donating to wildlife sanctuaries as well as becoming educated on conservation. In 2018, National Wildlife Day will be observed on February 22 in honor of Steve Irwin. (http://nationalwildlifeday.com/)
Photography ( Wildlife and Native Plant Species)
Photographs must be taken by you at any Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Wildlife Management Area or Wildlife Environmental Area. Pictures from Wildlife Sanctuaries or Zoos will be accepted if they feature only native Florida wildlife and indicate the animal is captive.
* Please be aware of hunting dates and remember to use good sense and safety apparel when photographing in Wildlife Management Areas during hunting seasons. *
- FWC locations here: http://myfwc.com/viewing/recreation/name/
- Hunt dates for WMAs statewide:
- Print size maximum 18 x 24
- 1-5 framed prints
- Frame Color: Black (With or without mat board)
- Black & White or Color images
- Business Card information (blank business card with the following information)
o Name | Location | Subject ID Title
o Ex. Alex Jones | CWEA-Big Pine | Longleaf Pines
- Index Card information
o Subject ID, Title, and a short description of the species
o Ex. Longleaf Pine | Growing over 100 feet tall, Longleaf Pine play an important role in sandhill habitat. Seeds provide food for wild turkeys, white tailed deer and fox squirrels. Dead pine trees that have been struck by lightning or succumbed to disease serves as a shelter for woodpeckers and other wildlife.
Please register for the exhibit here: Eventbrite
- Photography must be dropped off a minimum of two days prior to the event February 24
- Chinsegut Conservation Center | 23212 Lake Lindsey Road | Brooksville, FL 34601
Please call 352-754-6722 for staff availability at the center.
- You can pick up your photography after the exhibit ends or the next day.
- To have images returned by mail, please provided self-addressed and prepaid shipping package.
(Center will not be responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged packaging)
- Gina Long @ 352-754-6722
- Alice Mary Herden @ 352-232-6092
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