FWC Hosts Florida Wildlife Refuge Scavenger Hunts – WFTV
ORLANDO, Florida — Grab your phone, a snack, and some sunscreen, and get ready to go wild in some of Florida’s wildlife refuges.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is hosting its second annual Florida WildQuest event at 12 wildlife sanctuaries across the state over the weekends of April 22-24 and April 29-May 1.
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FWC described Florida WildQuest as a fun and family-friendly scavenger hunt experience that will help participants discover some of Florida’s best places to see wildlife and enjoy nature.
Contestants are encouraged to complete missions and earn points to win wildlife-inspired prizes.
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Here are the sites participating each weekend:
Andrews Wildlife Management Area, Chiefland
Branan Field Wildlife and Environmental Area, Jacksonville
Chinsegut Wildlife and Environmental Area, Brooksville
Crooked Lake Wildlife and Environmental Area, frost proof
John C. and Mariana Jones/Hungryland Wildlife and Environmental Area, Jupiter
Spirit of the Wild Wildlife Management Area, LaBelle
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April 29 – May 1
Apalachicola River Wildlife and Environmental Area, Apalachicola
Big Bend Wildlife Management Area, Hickory Mound Unit, Perry
Caravelle Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, Palatka
Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area, Crystal River
Lake Wales Ridge Wildlife and Environment Area, Royce Unit, Lake Placid
Split Oak Forest Wildlife and Environmental Area, Orlando
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To participate in a scavenger hunt, players need a mobile device and the free GooseChase app. Visit FloridaNatureTrackers.com to learn how to play.
Officials said WildQuest is designed as a safe, socially distanced, outdoor event for individuals and small groups.
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