National Estuaries Day fun at Rookery Bay | National Estuarine Research Reserve

National Estuaries Day

September 24, 2022
9am - 4pm
Rediscover Rookery Bay Research Reserve on National Estuaries Day. This year’s theme is #Wade In! The annual FREE event held at the country’s 30 national estuarine research reserves will feature family fun for everyone!

Pre-registration is only required for the Sneak Peek Boat Tours located on Shell Island Road.

Environmental Learning Center

300 Tower Rd. Naples, FL 34113

  • Hobie, kayak and paddleboard demos
  • Science and art activities for children
  • Local authors book signing by Anya Beltsina and Joanne Tailele
  • Sea turtle obstacle course
  • Face and arm painting
  • Food trucks
  • Live music

Overflow parking available at Walmart (shuttles taking you to and from event)
Walmart Super Center
6650 Collier Blvd
Naples, FL 34114

National Estuaries Day Celebration | Wade In | Rookery Bay Research Reserve
National Estuaries Day Celebration | Wade In | Rookery Bay Research Reserve | Sneak Peek Boat Tours

Rookery Bay Field Station

10 Shell Island Rd. Naples, FL 34113

Sneak Peek Boat Tours

Friends of Rookery Bay is offering a limited number of “Sneak Peek” 30-minute boat tours with its exclusive eco-tour provider Rising Tide Explorers.  Boat tours are $20 per person. Registration is required.


National Estuaries Day | Rookery Bay Research Reserve

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