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In celebration of the Reserve’s 40th anniversary, this popular summer education program provides FREE admission with programming geared towards children ages 12 and younger who are accompanied by an adult. We recommend a ratio of no more than 3 kids per adult to ensure a safe and pleasurable experience.
This week's theme is Animals of the Reserve: Birds!
Pre-registration is not required.
This week's theme is Animals of the Reserve: Reptiles!
This week's theme is Animals of the Reserve: Fish!
Discover our unique coastal environment with Rookery Bay staff and local researchers! This week-long program brings students into the field to experience concept in ecology, marine biology, sustainability, and citizen science.
WHO: Program is open to students entering 8th, 9th, or 10th grade with an interest in marine science.
WHEN: 8:30am - 4:00pm, Monday through Friday (early start on Friday @ 8:00am)
WHERE: Dropoff and pickup at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
WHAT: Explore the bays, islands and beaches of Rookery Bay. Collect and identify invertebrates and other wildlife. And enjoy field trips to other marine science and environmental centers.
Program must meet minimum of 10 students in order to occur.
Questions? Contact Jeannine Windsor at 239-530-5989.
If you want to get the best pictures possible, and truly understanding your camera’s features, the Essentials of Digital Photography: How to get the most from your digital camera workshop is for you. This 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. No previous camera or photography experience is necessary, just a desire to learn. 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.
In celebration of National Honey Bee Day, the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center offers “buy one, get one free admission.” Higher price prevails. Cannot be combined with other offers. Must pay at door.
The Florida Friendly Best Management Practices for Protection of Water Quality by the Green Industries program, commonly known as the “Green Industries Best Management Practices” was jointly developed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) and the private industries related to landscape maintenance, called the “green industries.”
This program provides the following CEU's: FDACS 4, FNGLA 4, ISA up to 3.5
Registration closes on August 16
This hands-on workshop is designed to increase participants' ability to plan and facilitate a meeting (or a series of meetings) that minimizes conflict and enhances problem solving. Collaboration is often cited as a good way to address management issues, but the collaborative process can be complicated, requiring a systematic approach. This course provides the skills and tools to design and implement collaborative approaches. The skills will be useful even when attending, but not running, a collaborative meeting. Participants from every level are welcome to attend.
Las Mejores Prácticas de Manejo para la Protección de los Recursos Hídricos de la Florida por parte de las Industrias Verdes, conocidas por sus siglas en Inglés como GI-BMP, fueron elaboradas mediante la colaboración del Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) y las Industrias Verdes.
Unidades de educación contínua (CEU's): 4 FDACS, 4 FNGLA, hasta 3.5 creditos ISA
Help celebrate Rookery Bay Research Reserve’s 40th Anniversary! This annual celebration includes staff-narrated boat tours (bus transportation provided to the boat), kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding demos, Estuary Encounter interactive marine life exhibit, kids' games and crafts, behind-the-scenes tours of the science labs, food. Plus, an extra-special line-up of short films about the research reserve, introduced by award-winning documentary filmmakers from Live Oak Production Group, will be shown the auditorium. Admission is free and activities are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign-up begins when doors open at 9 am. For those who prefer not to wait in line, VIP passes are available for online purchase.
Activities are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up begins when doors open at 9am. Last admission at 2pm. Age restrictions may apply, see details link for more information.
A limited number of VIP passes are available for purchase for those who prefer not to wait in line. Registration opens September 1.
World Habitat Day reminds us of the basic need for adequate shelter. In order to build an adequate shelter, we must nurture a healthy ecosystem. Come in today and learn how Rookery Bay helps keep our ecosystem thriving and enjoy “buy one, get one free admission” to the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. Cannot be combined with other offers. Must pay at door, no registration necessary.
This half-day course will provide landscape professionals with knowledge and skills related to mangrove maintenance. Upon completion of the course, attendees will understand the role and value of mangroves, understand the rules and laws that govern mangrove trimming, and learn mangrove pruning techniques. Attendees will also learn basic mangrove biology and identification. The course will consist of a combination of demonstrations, hands-on learning, discussion, and lecture.
CEUs offered: CEP 4, FNGLA 4, CFE (Cat 1) 3, ISA TBD.
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