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Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL 34113
(239) 530-5940 

The Environmental Learning Center is open Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It is closed on Saturdays, May through October.

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April 2016

Daily Programs

  • Mondays
    • 11 am - noon: Manatee Marvels
      See what makes manatees so unique as our naturalist talks about fun facts, threats, and ways to help these endangered mammals!
    • 2 - 3 pm: Slithering Snakes
      Learn about the snakes that live in Florida's environment and how to tell which are venomous. Come see a live snake as our naturalist dispels some of the myths about these slithering reptiles.
  • Tuesdays
    • 11 am - noon: Touch Tank
      Naturalist-led exploration of touch tank critters that live in Rookery Bay waters, such as horseshoe crabs, sea stars and mollusks.
    • 2 - 3 pm: Touch Tank
      Naturalist-led exploration of touch tank critters that live in Rookery Bay waters, such as horseshoe crabs, sea stars and mollusks.
  • Wednesdays
    • 11 am - noon: Shells of Southwest Florida
      Learn about the unique array of shells that can be found on our beaches. Help the naturalist identify sea shells while learning about the animals that call them home.
    • 2 - 3 pm: Touch Tank
      Naturalist-led exploration of touch tank critters that live in Rookery Bay waters, such as horseshoe crabs, sea stars and mollusks.
  • Thursdays
    • 11 am - noon: Slithering Snakes
      Learn about the snakes that live in Florida's environment and how to tell which are venomous. Come see a live snake as our naturalist dispels some of the myths about these slithering reptiles.
    • 2 - 3 pm: Snail Trail
      Throughout history, Florida's native plants have provided people with medicine, shelter, food and recreation. Join a Rookery Bay naturalist on a walking tour of the grounds and discover many of the fascinating uses for native plants.
  • Fridays
    • 11 am - 12 pm: Touch Tank
      Naturalist-led exploration of touch tank critters that live in Rookery Bay waters, such as horseshoe crabs, sea stars and mollusks.
    • 2 - 3 pm: Snail Trail
      Throughout history, Florida's native plants have provided people with medicine, shelter, food and recreation. Join a Rookery Bay naturalist on a walking tour of the grounds and discover many of the fascinating uses for native plants.
  • Saturdays
    • 11 am - 12 pm: Snail Trail
      Throughout history, Florida's native plants have provided people with medicine, shelter, food and recreation. Join a Rookery Bay naturalist on a walking tour of the grounds and discover many of the fascinating uses for native plants.
    • 2 - 3 pm: Feature Film
      Enjoy a nature film on one of the mani topics pertinent to our coastal environment. See amazing cinematography while learning about ways you can help.
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