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Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center

300 Tower Rd
Naples, United States

January 2020

Rookery Bay Brush Strokes – Birds in Water Color

January 30 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd
Naples, United States
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$60.00

Paint the beauty of coastal Southwest Florida and the wildlife of estuary waters at Rookery Bay Brush Strokes water color painting class. Local Naples artist Jan Deswik offers step-by-step simple instructions and creative support that’s perfect for beginners or anyone inspired by the coastal environment and wants to bring it to life in a one-of a-kind painting. Each class spotlights a natural theme from shells to birdlife to local waterways. Held in classrooms at The Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center,…

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Art Reception – Rookery Bay Featured Artist

January 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd
Naples, United States
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Free

Join us for an art reception showcasing Rookery Bay’s featured artist Dora Knuteson and be first to see her new series of paintings “Clean Our Seas II”. Proceeds from the series will exclusively benefit the Friends of Rookery Bay. Attendees can also view Dora’s mural depicting the waters and wildlife of Rookery Bay on the wall leading upstairs in the Environmental Learning Center. The reception includes wine and light hors d’oeuvres.

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February 2020

Science Saturdays

February 1 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 29, 2020

Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd
Naples, United States
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$5 – $12
Science Saturdays

February 1 – Marine Mammals February 8 – Days and Days of Sharks and Rays February 15 – World of Water February 22 – Fabulous Fish At the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, Science Saturdays are sure to unleash your inner scientist or marine biologist with hands-on discoveries for all ages. Every Saturday a different theme at Rookery Bay, enjoy eco-crafts, a presentation, a featured film and our “Lessons in Laboratories” program from 11 - 11:45 a.m.

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Homeschool Day – Uplands to the Sea

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd
Naples, United States
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$20
Homeschool Day – Uplands to the Sea

Homeschool students and their families can enjoy an exciting day of age-appropriate estuarine learning experiences led by Rookery Bay Reserve's marine science educators. Programs are designed for students in grades 1 - 10, and help to raise awareness of the connection between the ocean and student’s lives.

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Science Saturdays

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 29, 2020

Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd
Naples, United States
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$5 – $12
Science Saturdays

February 1 – Marine Mammals February 8 – Days and Days of Sharks and Rays February 15 – World of Water February 22 – Fabulous Fish At the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, Science Saturdays are sure to unleash your inner scientist or marine biologist with hands-on discoveries for all ages. Every Saturday a different theme at Rookery Bay, enjoy eco-crafts, a presentation, a featured film and our “Lessons in Laboratories” program from 11 - 11:45 a.m.

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Essentials of Digital Photography

February 10 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd
Naples, United States
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$55
Essentials of Digital Photography

If you want to get the best pictures possible, and truly understanding your camera’s features, this camera workshop is for you. The class covers the essentials of your digital camera. You will learn how to use your camera's shutter, aperture, ISO control and the drive modes to create images with impact and creativity. Sonny Saunders has over 35 years of experience in photography and instruction and is renowned for his ability to communicate to a wide variety of students.

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Darwin Day

February 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd
Naples, United States
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Buy one get one free admission
Darwin Day

Visit the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center for buy one get one free entrance on February 12th to commemorate the anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin on February 12, 1809. Darwin Day is used to highlight Darwin's contributions to science and to promote science in general. Darwin Day is celebrated around the world.

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Rookery Bay Brush Strokes – Water Color Vistas of Rookery Bay

February 13 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd
Naples, United States
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$60
Rookery Bay Brush Strokes

Paint the beauty of coastal Southwest Florida and the wildlife of estuary waters at Rookery Bay Brush Strokes water color painting class. Local Naples artist Jan Deswik offers step-by-step simple instructions and creative support that’s perfect for beginners or anyone inspired by the coastal environment and wants to bring it to life in a one-of a-kind painting. Each class spotlights a natural theme from shells to birdlife to local waterways. Held in classrooms at The Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center,…

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Birds of the Beach

February 15 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd
Naples, United States
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$40
Birds of the Beach

Southwest Florida is a critical stopover site for thousands of migrating and wintering shorebirds. In this class, Adam DiNuovo of Audubon Florida will discuss the life history of these birds and the amazing journeys many of them make annually. Winter shorebirds are notoriously difficult to ID, so practicing the skills learned in this class is essential. You will learn how to use plumage, size, and behavior to help with identification.

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Science Saturdays

February 15 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 29, 2020

Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd
Naples, United States
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$5 – $12
Science Saturdays

February 1 – Marine Mammals February 8 – Days and Days of Sharks and Rays February 15 – World of Water February 22 – Fabulous Fish At the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, Science Saturdays are sure to unleash your inner scientist or marine biologist with hands-on discoveries for all ages. Every Saturday a different theme at Rookery Bay, enjoy eco-crafts, a presentation, a featured film and our “Lessons in Laboratories” program from 11 - 11:45 a.m.

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Junior Campout at Rookery Bay

February 15 @ 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 4:30 pm, repeating until February 16, 2020

Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd
Naples, United States
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$60
Junior Campout at Rookery Bay

Gain outdoor skills and further your appreciation for the great outdoors of SWFL with the Education staff of Rookery Bay Reserve. This is a non-campfire campout. Participants are required to bring their own camping gear. Pizza and light snacks are included. Ages 10 – 16 Co-ed

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Junior Campout at Rookery Bay

February 16 @ 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 4:30 pm, repeating until February 16, 2020

Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd
Naples, United States
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$60
Junior Campout at Rookery Bay

Gain outdoor skills and further your appreciation for the great outdoors of SWFL with the Education staff of Rookery Bay Reserve. This is a non-campfire campout. Participants are required to bring their own camping gear. Pizza and light snacks are included. Ages 10 – 16 Co-ed

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Estuary “Edventures” – Uplands & Ecotones (Student day camp for school vacation day)

February 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd
Naples, United States
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$50
Estuary “Edventures”

School may be out, but the estuary is open for exploring! Join Rookery Bay Reserve Educators for a day in the field with hands-on learning that will leave you with a greater understanding and appreciation of our local waters and wildlife. Students must bring their own lunch/snacks. Water is provided. Grades 8 - 12

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Annual Members’ Night

February 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd
Naples, United States
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Free
Annual Members’ Night

Annual Members’ Night is a free open house for the Friends of Rookery Bay Members. It is an opportunity for members to learn how the Friends of Rookery Bay are meeting their mission in supporting Rookery Bay Research Reserve.

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Lunch & Learn Lecture: Rookery Bay & the Next Generation of Scientists – Exotic Pythons and the Value of Science-based Management

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd
Naples, United States
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$15
Lunch & Learn Lecture:

Please join us for the fourth in a series of five lectures – Exotic Pythons and the Value of Science-based Management. Jeff Carter, Rookery Bay Stewardship Coordinator and Kodiac Hengstebeck, University of Florida student, will co-present on the current python problem in Southwest Florida. Lunch will be provided. The 2019-20 lecture series focuses on key projects occurring at Rookery Bay and the collaboration of senior scientists and up-and-coming young staff members or interns. During co-presentations of findings and information, the…

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Science Saturdays

February 22 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 29, 2020

Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd
Naples, United States
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$5 – $12
Science Saturdays

February 1 – Marine Mammals February 8 – Days and Days of Sharks and Rays February 15 – World of Water February 22 – Fabulous Fish At the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, Science Saturdays are sure to unleash your inner scientist or marine biologist with hands-on discoveries for all ages. Every Saturday a different theme at Rookery Bay, enjoy eco-crafts, a presentation, a featured film and our “Lessons in Laboratories” program from 11 - 11:45 a.m.

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Science Nite at Rookery Bay – Dolphins!

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd
Naples, United States
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$25
Science Nite at Rookery Bay – Dolphins!

Why not shake up your after work or dinner routine and come on out to a Rookery Bay Science Nite for a little science and interesting information while you socialize? On Dolphin Science Nite, Christina Toms from Chicago Zoological Society’s Sarasota Dolphin Research Program will treat you to a presentation and fun facts about one of Southwest Florida’s most popular mammals! Christina is a PhD Candidate at the University of Central Florida. Food and drink will be served.

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Rookery Bay Brush Strokes – Water Color Vistas of Rookery Bay

February 27 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd
Naples, United States
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$60

Paint the beauty of coastal Southwest Florida and the wildlife of estuary waters at Rookery Bay Brush Strokes water color painting class. Local Naples artist Jan Deswik offers step-by-step simple instructions and creative support that’s perfect for beginners or anyone inspired by the coastal environment and wants to bring it to life in a one-of a-kind painting. Each class spotlights a natural theme from shells to birdlife to local waterways. Held in classrooms at The Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center,…

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Science Saturdays

February 29 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 29, 2020

Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd
Naples, United States
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$5 – $12
Science Saturdays

February 1 – Marine Mammals February 8 – Days and Days of Sharks and Rays February 15 – World of Water February 22 – Fabulous Fish At the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, Science Saturdays are sure to unleash your inner scientist or marine biologist with hands-on discoveries for all ages. Every Saturday a different theme at Rookery Bay, enjoy eco-crafts, a presentation, a featured film and our “Lessons in Laboratories” program from 11 - 11:45 a.m.

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