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Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

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

November December

December 2014

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!
    • 12:30 - 1:30 pm: Trail Walk
    • 2 - 3 pm: Sharks of the Reserve
      Learn about which sharks live in the Rookery Bay Reserve as our naturalist details why sharks are important and what makes them such fascinating creatures.
  • Tuesdays
    • 11 am - noon: Skulls and Bones
      There's much to be learned about animals and the way they live by examining their skulls and bones. From panthers to spoonbills... find out what makes them tick!
    • 12:30 - 1 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: Sea Turtle Hurdles
      Learn about the sea turtles of Florida and what the Rookery Bay Reserve is doing to understand more about these fascinating reptiles.
  • Wednesdays
    • 11 am - noon: Birds of the Beach
      Grasp the basics of bird identification as our naturalist details the different plumages and migrations of our local coastal waterbirds.
    • 12:30 - 1:30 pm: Trail Walk
    • 2 - 3 pm: Sea Shells of Southwest Florida
      Learn about the unique array of shells can be found on Southwest Florida beaches. Help our naturalist identify sea shells while learning about the animals that call them home.
  • 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.
    • 12:30 - 1 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.
  • 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.
    • 12:30 - 1:30 pm: Guide at Map
    • 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.
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