EXPLORE THE OPPORTUNITIES

School Classes Only

ELC Explorers

Elementary School

ELC EXPLORERS

Elementary School
3rd - 5th Grade ONLY

Field Trip Information

ELC Explorers is designed as a science based program for 3rd-5th grade students and involves pre-trip investigations, hands-on field trip activities at our Environmental Learning Center, and all supplies. Maximum of 45 students.

  • Duration: 2 – 3 hours program
  • Price: $300
  • Activities: Indoors
  • Scheduling Request Window: Currently Unavailable, check back for updates

Currently Unavailable

FIELD EXPERIENCE

Middle School & High School

Field Trip Information

This field experience is designed for middle school or high school science
classes and focuses on active investigation of our coastal environment. Field activities are determined by grade level.

  • Duration: 1 – 2.5 hours program
  • Price: VARIES BASED ON GROUP SIZE
  • Activities take place outside in/near water
  • Scheduling Request Window: August and September

Schedule Request: Open

FIELD EXPERIENCE

College

FIELD EXPERIENCE

College

Field Trip Information

Location of program may be field based or at the Environmental Learning Center and are at the discretion of Rookery Bay NERR staff.

  • Duration: 2 – 3 hour programs
  • Activities: determined by course description
  • Scheduling Request Window: All Year

Please contact Morgan Zeleny, Education Specialist, for more information.
Schedule Request: Open

OUTREACH REQUESTS

All Ages

Outreach Requests

Outreach Information

Discover how staff at the Reserve work to fulfill their mission of research, education, and land protection. All requests must be submitted four weeks in advance.  Thank you for your interest!

At this time, we are currently not providing outreach requests. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Currently Unavailable

HOMESCHOOL

Grade 3 - 12

HOMESCHOOL

Field Trip Information

Currently Unavailable. If you are interested in visiting the Environmental Learning Center as a self-guided group, please fill out the form below. (Based on availability)

Currently Unavailable

YEAR-ROUND EXCITEMENT

All Ages

Year-Round Excitement, Fun and Education

All Ages

Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center offers a variety of activities throughout the year. From activities for kids and families, to lectures and classes that teach you all about our coastal environment, to exciting annual events that help to support the continued efforts of the Rookery Bay Staff. There is something for everyone year-round.

Throughout the year

TEACHERS ON THE ESTUARY

Teachers

TEACHERS ON THE ESTUARY

Teachers

Field Trip Information

Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) is an annual, two-day workshop for middle school teachers that provides hands-on, field-based, professional teacher development opportunities. Teachers from Collier County and around the state learn about issues facing estuaries in southwest Florida during field trips into the estuary and experience hands-on sessions led by educators and community partners focusing on water quality, invasive species, and watershed management.

Annually

SELF-GUIDED GROUP VISIT

All Ages

SELF-GUIDED GROUP VISIT

All Ages

Group Rates

Self-Guided, Group Rate (adults and/or children, excluding school groups)

  • 10-person minimum and 20-person maximum
  • Discounted rate of $8 adults; $3 children
  • Group must be scheduled > 2 weeks prior to visit (based on availability)
  • Group admission does not include special programs or tours
  • Your group is invited to bring lunch and enjoy our back patio overlooking the pollinator garden. Some drinks and snacks are available in our Nature Store for purchase.

Year Round

LIVES ON THE LINE

Lives on the Line

The Rookery Bay “Lives on the Line” campaign is an opportunity for Rookery Bay staff and volunteers to engage with visitors in a family-friendly way and inform them of the importance of debris removal, specifically fishing line.

Help Make a Difference!

Volunteer at Rookery Bay

Hundreds of volunteers play a vital role in the preservation, restoration and management of our mangrove estuary. Opportunities are endless. Training is provided. A passion for our coastal environment is a must. Join one of our monthly volunteer orientations and learn about supporting our coastal treasure, Rookery Bay Research Reserve!