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Our team of naturalists offer programs on a variety of topics - check out the daily themes here.

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 Science Saturday
 Location: Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
DetailsRegister
Apr 28, 2018
09:00 am - 04:00 pm
$ 5.00 500 0 500

Science Saturdays provide an opportunity for families to spend the day at the Environmental Learning Center enjoying programs, labs and activities centered around a different science theme, on the last Saturday of every month.

This month's theme is Science of Sand!

Scheduled activities include: Estuary Encounter, Activity Lab, Show & Tell, and Nature on the Silver Screen. Click on the green details button for more information.

Pre-registration is not required. Admission fees are $5 for adults, $3 for kids 6 to 12 and free for members and children under six.  Must pay at door.

 Kids FREE Friday: Mammals
 Location: Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
DetailsRegister
Jun 15, 2018
09:00 am - 01:00 pm
FREE 350 10 340

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: Mammals!

Scheduled Activities:

  • 9:00 - 1:00 Kids Crafts (classrooms)
  • 9:00 - 2:00 Estuary Encounter (exhibit hall)
  • 9:30-12:30 Critter Cart (upstairs)
  • 10:15 to 10:45 Story Time (auditorium)
  • 11:00 - 11:45 Creature Feature (auditorium)
  • 11:00 - 1:00 JewBan's Deli Food Truck (picnic area)
  • 12:00 - 12:45 Feature Film (auditorium)

Pre-registration is not required.

 Kids FREE Friday: Birds
 Location: Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
DetailsRegister
Jun 22, 2018
09:00 am - 01:00 pm
FREE 350 1 349

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!

Scheduled Activities:

  • 9:00 - 1:00 Kids Crafts (classrooms)
  • 9:00 - 2:00 Estuary Encounter (exhibit hall)
  • 9:30-12:30 Critter Cart (upstairs)
  • 10:15 to 10:45 Story Time (auditorium)
  • 11:00 - 11:45 Creature Feature (auditorium)
  • 11:00 - 1:00 JewBan's Deli Food Truck (picnic area)
  • 12:00 - 12:45 Feature Film (auditorium)

Pre-registration is not required.

 Kids FREE Friday: Reptiles
 Location: Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
DetailsRegister
Jun 29, 2018
09:00 am - 01:00 pm
FREE 350 1 349

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: Reptiles!

Scheduled Activities:

  • 9:00 - 1:00 Kids Crafts (classrooms)
  • 9:00 - 2:00 Estuary Encounter (exhibit hall)
  • 9:30-12:30 Critter Cart (upstairs)
  • 10:15 to 10:45 Story Time (auditorium)
  • 11:00 - 11:45 Creature Feature (auditorium)
  • 11:00 - 1:00 JewBan's Deli Food Truck (picnic area)
  • 12:00 - 12:45 Feature Film (auditorium)

Pre-registration is not required.

 Kids FREE Friday: Fish
 Location: Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
DetailsRegister
Jul 6, 2018
09:00 am - 01:00 pm
FREE 350 0 350

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: Fish!

Scheduled Activities:

  • 9:00 - 1:00 Kids Crafts (classrooms)
  • 9:00 - 2:00 Estuary Encounter (exhibit hall)
  • 9:30-12:30 Critter Cart (upstairs)
  • 10:15 to 10:45 Story Time (auditorium)
  • 11:00 - 11:45 Creature Feature (auditorium)
  • 11:00 - 1:00 JewBan's Deli Food Truck (picnic area)
  • 12:00 - 12:45 Feature Film (auditorium)

Pre-registration is not required.

 Kids FREE Friday: Mammals
 Location: Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
DetailsRegister
Jul 13, 2018
09:00 am - 01:00 pm
FREE 350 1 349

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: Mammals!

Scheduled Activities:

  • 9:00 - 1:00 Kids Crafts (classrooms)
  • 9:00 - 2:00 Estuary Encounter (exhibit hall)
  • 9:30-12:30 Critter Cart (upstairs)
  • 10:15 to 10:45 Story Time (auditorium)
  • 11:00 - 11:45 Creature Feature (auditorium)
  • 11:00 - 1:00 JewBan's Deli Food Truck (picnic area)
  • 12:00 - 12:45 Feature Film (auditorium)

Pre-registration is not required.

 Kids FREE Friday: Birds
 Location: Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
DetailsRegister
Jul 20, 2018
09:00 am - 01:00 pm
FREE 350 0 350

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!

Scheduled Activities:

  • 9:00 - 1:00 Kids Crafts (classrooms)
  • 9:00 - 2:00 Estuary Encounter (exhibit hall)
  • 9:30-12:30 Critter Cart (upstairs)
  • 10:15 to 10:45 Story Time (auditorium)
  • 11:00 - 11:45 Creature Feature (auditorium)
  • 11:00 - 1:00 JewBan's Deli Food Truck (picnic area)
  • 12:00 - 12:45 Feature Film (auditorium)

Pre-registration is not required.

 Kids FREE Friday: Reptiles
 Location: Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
DetailsRegister
Jul 27, 2018
09:00 am - 01:00 pm
FREE 350 0 350

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: Reptiles!

Scheduled Activities:

  • 9:00 - 1:00 Kids Crafts (classrooms)
  • 9:00 - 2:00 Estuary Encounter (exhibit hall)
  • 9:30-12:30 Critter Cart (upstairs)
  • 10:15 to 10:45 Story Time (auditorium)
  • 11:00 - 11:45 Creature Feature (auditorium)
  • 11:00 - 1:00 JewBan's Deli Food Truck (picnic area)
  • 12:00 - 12:45 Feature Film (auditorium)

Pre-registration is not required.

 Kids FREE Friday: Fish
 Location: Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
DetailsRegister
Aug 3, 2018
09:00 am - 01:00 pm
FREE 350 1 349

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: Fish!

Scheduled Activities:

  • 9:00 - 1:00 Kids Crafts (classrooms)
  • 9:00 - 2:00 Estuary Encounter (exhibit hall)
  • 9:30-12:30 Critter Cart (upstairs)
  • 10:15 to 10:45 Story Time (auditorium)
  • 11:00 - 11:45 Creature Feature (auditorium)
  • 11:00 - 1:00 JewBan's Deli Food Truck (picnic area)
  • 12:00 - 12:45 Feature Film (auditorium)

Pre-registration is not required.

 Summer Institute for Marine Science
 Location: Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
Register
Aug 6, 2018 - Aug 10, 2018
08:30 am - 04:00 pm
$ 150.00 15 3 12

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

WHERE: Dropoff and pickup at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center

More details to be released closer to date of event. A list of items to bring will be emailed 2 weeks prior.

Program must meet minimum of 10 students in order to occur. 

Questions? Contact Jeannine Windsor at 239-530-5989.

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