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Environment on the Go
Let us bring our traveling toolbox of environmental education to your group.
Whether it's the next "lunch and learn" employee get together, homeowners' association meeting, civic club gathering or any social encounter, our assortment of adult outreach education programs entertain and educate about the natural treasures in our own backyard. Only $199 per program. Please schedule in advance: 239.262.0304, Ext. 266.
The following programs are presented by an expert Conservancy of Southwest Florida Naturalist:
Southwest Florida is under attack by land, sea and air! Discover which non-native plants, insects, mammals, reptiles, fish, amphibians and birds now call Florida home – and the threats they pose to their native Florida neighbors. From pythons, to parrots, Florida has it all. Features a live exotic animal.
Secrets of Sea Turtles
The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has one of the longest running Sea Turtle Monitoring and Protection programs in the country. Why do only one in a thousand sea turtles survive to have baby sea turtles of their own? Our experts will explain how we work to protect our turtles, give you a first-hand look at our satellite tracking system, and teach audiences how you can help protect this disappearing species. Includes exclusive, never-before-seen photos.
Florida is home to many rare and beautiful birds of prey, some found nowhere else in the United States. These creatures have many adaptations for survival, including why they migrate and how they manage to build nests as large as cars. Discover what is being done to protect these amazing birds.Features a live bird of prey.
Panthers in Peril: A Whisker Away From Extinction?
Why do only about 100-150 adult panthers remain in Southwest Florida? The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has been active in Florida panther research and this program features research from renowned Conservancy panther biologist, David Shindle, presented by our own environmental education experts. Discover the rare Florida panther and what the future holds for one of the planet’s most endangered mammals. Includes exclusive, never-before-seen photos.
Up close photos, amazing stories of survival and tearful stories of loss. Look back at some of the tens of thousands of native animals that have passed
through the Conservancy of Southwest Florida von Arx Wildlife Hospital since its opening in 1979. See what causes these injuries, how to prevent them, how Hospital staff and volunteers care for them and why they are such a critical part of our Southwest Florida paradise. Learn what you can do to help! Features a live animal.
The programs below are FREE and are presented by Conservancy of Southwest Florida volunteer representatives.
Protecting Our Water
Did you know there are simple things YOU can do to help protect this precious natural resource? Controlling the pollution that flows into our waterways and fisheries from storm water runoff is the first step in keeping our water clean. Presented by the Conservancy Volunteer Community Outreach Team.
The Story: Conservancy of Southwest Florida
It all started in 1964 when a group of concerned citizens united to prevent the “Road to Nowhere” to protect Rookery Bay. Now, thanks to generous supporters, Conservancy of Southwest Florida is focused on protecting our water, land and wildlife. Discover the environmental issues that are threatening our future and how you can help.
To schedule any of these exciting adventures for your group, call Cheryl Latif, Education Programs Administrator at 239.262.0304 ext 266, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.