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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

  • February 2015
    • Fri, Feb 27, 5:30 - 7 pm
  • March 2015
    • Fri, Mar 27, 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

  • Westward Found
    Fri, Jan 30, 5:30 - 7 pm
    From the deep, verdant swamps of subtropical Florida to the intricately-carved rock wilderness of the American Southwest, join National Park Rangers, Amy Washuta and Luke Gommerman, on a journey that has taken them even farther than they imagined. Be inspired to leave behind the comforts of home and lose yourself as never before.
  • Getting to the Roof of Africa
    Fri, Feb 27, 5:30 - 7 pm
    Scott Sherman, world traveler and biomedical engineer presents his adventure of climbing the highest volcano in Africa: Kilimanjaro. The talk includes the planning, preparation, training, travel and successful completion of the trek.
  • Southwest Florida Biologists Ignite
    Fri, Mar 27, 5:30 - 7 pm
    The March Amazing Adventure lecture will feature several presentations meant to ignite and inspire the audience. Presenters will talk about things they are passionate about and experiences they have had that are meaningful to them. Our group of Southwest Florida biologists will make presentations about their lives and their life's work using only 20 slides, each with a time limit of 30 seconds. We hope that this format will result in a night of diverse, innovative and inspirational story-telling. While Amazing Adventures generally focuses on environmental travel and adventure, these speakers will seek to break that mold and let their passion for the environment serve as the backdrop for anecdotes from the adventure of their lives with accompanying illustrative images. The current list of speakers includes Deborah Jansen, Mike Owen, Ralph Arwood and Mike Duever. This should prove to be an evening of inspiring talks given by interesting people who are respected in the field of environmental science throughout south Florida.

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