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Walk & Whittle | 2/18 | Fun Fridays
Walk & Whittle | 2/18 | Fun Fridays

Fri, Feb 18


Mandarin Park

Walk & Whittle | 2/18 | Fun Fridays

Learn how to safely use a knife to whittle a walking stick and then take it for a hike!

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Time & Location

Feb 18, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Mandarin Park, 14780 Mandarin Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32223, USA

About the event



Mandarin Park

14780 Mandarin Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32223

Follow the road and park at the end. We will meet at the picnic area near the playground.

Join Jax Dragonfly Academy as we learn how to safely use knives! We will whittle a walking stick or "forest poker" and then take it for a hike.

What to Expect

  • Learn how to safely use a knife or wood peeler
  • Learn how and why to whittle
  • Create a walking stick or a "forest poker" (a stick good for poking into things during a hike) to take home
  • Go on a hike to explore the forest and appreciate the many trees and plants that make wood
  • Learn about native and invasive species in our local forests

​Who is this for?

This program is appropriate for kids Ages 5-17. Each ticket purchased is for a program participant. If your child is able to grip a pencil, they can grip a blade. I have taught kids as young as 4 how to whittle using a wood peeler(vegetable peeler). As long as it is done safely, using a blade can give kids a sense of independence and responsibility, as well as to help train motor skills and focus and calm the mind.

This is not a drop off program. The length is approximately 60 minutes, but you may stay after the program to explore the park. Please wear bug spray and closed toed shoes for walking.

What to Bring

Bugspray, Water bottle

Waiver of Liability

Please read and sign the following waiver before you arrive to the event.

Waiver of Liability


  • Student Age 5-17

    +$0.25 service fee
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