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Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, provider of environmental education to local students and the public in the Naples area for more than 25 years, has been invited by Coastal America to join a prestigious network of Coastal Ecosystem Learning Centers (CELC). The network creates a partnership between certain federal agencies and 25 marine education centers across North America like the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, with a shared goal of educating and involving the public in protecting our nation's coastal and marine ecosystems.

Why is this so special? Rookery Bay will be the third CELC in Florida, and is the first site in the National Estuarine Research Reserve System to be honored with this designation.

Learn more about the Coastal America partnership

 25-CELCs Maps Page 1-650


Coastal America Federal Partners:

Executive Office of the President, Council on Environmental Quality

Department of Agriculture

Department of Commerce

Department of Defense

Department of Energy

Department of Health and Human Services

Department of Homeland Security

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Department of Interior

Department of Justice

Department of Labor

Department of State

Department of Transportation

Environmental Protection Agency

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

National Science Foundation


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