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Life is a Beach Boat Tour

Contact

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

Location

Rookery Bay Field Station on Shell Island Road

Driving Directions

From Environmental Learning Center, go south on Collier Blvd two miles. Turn right on Shell Island Road (look for brown Field Station sign). Proceed down bumpy, winding road until the end at the Shell Island Road Boat Launch.

Date and Time

  • March 2015
    • Tue, Mar 17, 1:30 - 4:30 pm
    • Thu, Mar 26, 1:30 - 4:30 pm
  • April 2015
    • Tue, Apr 14, 1:30 - 4:30 pm
    • Tue, Apr 28, 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Description

This tour provides an opportunity to explore Keewaydin Island, a natural, living barrier island with an incredible diversity of life and some of the best shelling in Florida. Stroll the beach with your naturalist guide and learn about native plants, waves, dunes, drift algae, bivalves, crustaceans, corals, sea squirts, snails, sponges, worms, fishes, birds, reptiles, and more. In addition to being a beautiful beach, this island is also a wonderful example of the life and death reality of plants and animals "living on the edge". Also included is a leisurely cruise through the Rookery Bay mangrove estuary, one of the richest and most productive ecosystems on the planet. Advanced registration is required.

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Last updated: March 06, 2015

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