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Amazing Adventures Lecture Series


Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL 34113
(239) 417-6310

Date and Time

  • Fri, Jan 22, 5:30 - 7 pm
  • Fri, Feb 26, 5:30 - 7 pm
  • Fri, Mar 25, 5:30 - 7 pm



The Amazing Adventures monthly lecture series runs from January through March and brings many corners of the world to our auditorium screen. Narrated by a local naturalist, researcher or explorer, these audio/visual presentations provide destination ideas, natural histories, and travel tips and insights to ignite the travel bug in us all. This program ran at Rookery Bay from 2005-08 and is back by popular demand. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for refreshments, the speaker's presentation is 6 to 7 p.m. followed by questions and mingling. Admission is free for members and $10 for non-members and includes refreshments. Reservations are highly recommended as space is limited

  • Fri, Jan 22, 5:30 - 7 pm
    South African Safari: One Day
    Guest Speaker: Carl Kelly
    This typical day on safari begins before sunrise tracking two cheetahs as they hunt, circle a lake, water hole and the wide variety of animals there, and concludes with a close encounter at sunset.
  • Fri, Feb 26, 5:30 - 7 pm
    Belize: My Own Private Jungle
    Guest Speaker: Leah Miller
    With the cost of living in the U.S. skyrocketing, zoologist Leah Miller set out to buy property in a foreign country for retirement. What she got was a jungle in Belize, rich in wildlife beyond her wildest imagination. Leah will explain her journey, show trail camera photos of her Belizean wildlife, and answer questions about how one goes about purchasing foreign real estate, wildlife habitat in particular. 
  • Fri, Mar 25, 5:30 - 7 pm
    Palm Oil & Community Bases Conservation in Sabah, Malaysia  
    Guest Speaker:Holly Rodgers
    In Sabah, Malaysia there is increasing pressure on the environment from the development of palm oil plantations. Primary rainforest in Sabah has been converted into palm oil plantations affecting river water quality and reducing habitat for Asian elephants and orangutans. Communities is Sabah are working to find balance between economic stability provided by palm oil and conservation of rainforest.

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