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 Coastal Trekkers |  Saturday, October 8th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Join MOSI biologists where you will study the rich biodiversity of Fort De Soto State Parks coastal marine ecosystem. Encounter an array of fascinating local flora and fauna such as crustaceans, fish, and plankton. As a budding field biologist, you will learn some comparative anatomy by dissecting squids and sharks, observe organisms with microscopes, collect and study marine life with seine nets, and analyze the oceans water using high-tech sensor probes.

  • Program fee: $67 per parent-child team; $33 per additional family member. 
  • MOSI member: $50 per parent-child team; $25 per additional family member


Cave Exploring | Saturday, January 28th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Explore underground caverns in the Withlacoochee State Forest where stalactites, stalagmites, and other geological treasures are found. Look out for bats as you crawl through twisting caverns. Wear comfortable shoes, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt that you won’t mind getting dirty. Program involves walking and crawling. Bring a hard hat or hat, flashlight, lunch and plenty of water. All participants will meet near the caves north of Brooksville. Directions will be provided with your confirmation letter. The trip is designed for adults with children age 8 or older. 

  • Program fee: $67 per parent-child team; $33 per additional family member
  • MOSI member: $50 per parent-child team; $25 per additional family member



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