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Lunch & Learn Lecture


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

Date and Time

  • Tue, Apr 7, noon - 1 pm
  • Tue, May 5, noon - 1 pm


Rookery Bay hosts a lunch lecture series from October through April, with speakers discussing environmental or local cultural topics. Lunch and dessert provided by Carrabba's and Costco.

The lecture is free for members and $10 for non-members and includes admission to the Environmental Learning Center. Reservations are strongly recommended.

  • Tue, Apr 7, 2015, noon - 1 pm
    Life on Henderson Creek in 1898
    This presentation will provide a glimpse into life as a pioneer in the Little Marco community just before the 20th Century. It is based on the diary of F. Watts Hall, who was the school teacher from 1898-99. Excerpts from the diary are supported by nautical charts, historical images and discussions with descendants of the Kirkland and Carroll families who were living on Henderson Creek in 1898. Ray Carroll, Cindy Carroll, and Chris Durfee will recount these stories and can authoritatively answer questions about what life was like on Henderson Creek over the years.
  • Tue, May 5, 2015, noon - 1 pm
    Dive Into the Story: Ocean science, adventure, and a sneak peek!
    Dr. Ellen Prager will return to Rookery Bay to share more of her favorite ocean science stories that include living underwater, the Galapagos Islands, and wacky sea creatures. She'll also give the audience a sneak peek into the second book, Shark Rider, in her new fiction series for middle graders, which will be released May 1st. She'll discuss how she is integrating real-life adventures, marine life, and science into the upcoming action packed sequel that highlights the British Virgin Islands.

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