Lectures & Classes at Rookery Bay| National Estuarine Research Reserve
Engage and Learn

Learning with the Experts

Engage, learn, and immerse yourself with the experts in multiple topics by attending a lecture or class at Rookery Bay Research Reserve. We offer lectures about birds, classes on photography, professional training, and more! What are you waiting for? Book your next class today!


Lunch & Learn | Rookery Bay Research Reserve
October - December

Lunch & Learn Lecture Series

The Lunch & Learn lecture series will be hosted at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center.  If you choose to join us in-person, the $20 registration fee includes lunch and admission to the Learning Center. You can also join virtually for free.

Trivia Time

Perfect for Students and Life-long Learners of All Ages
Join Rookery Bay Research Reserve for Trivia Time and test your knowledge about the Reserve, birds and “all things” nature in Southwest Florida. The Rookery Bay team will be on hand to dole out the fun, fellowship and tabulate results. Trivia Time is interactive, fun and, of course, filled with opportunities to win cool Rookery Bay prizes.
Trivia Time | Rookery Bay Research Reserve
Master Naturalist Program | Events | Rookery Bay Research Reserve

Florida Master Naturalist Program

Are you interested in increasing your knowledge of Florida’s unique coastal habitat and wildlife? Rookery Bay Research Reserve partners with the University of Florida to offer a section of the Florida Master Naturalist Program – Coastal Systems. You’ll learn about marine environments, birds, fish, mammals and more!

Monthly During Fall

Essentials of Digital Photography

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. 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.

**No previous camera or photography experience is necessary, just a desire to learn.**

Essentials of Digital Photography | Rookery Bay Research Reserve

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