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August 23, 2019

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WHAT:
National Estuaries Day at Rookery Bay

WHEN:
Saturday, September 28, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

WHERE:
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL 34113

HOW:
Visit rookerybay.org/national-estuaries-day to Learn More & Register in Advance

PleaseThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in advance if you require specific accomodations to participate in 2019 National Estuaries Day. 

The annual event includes entrance to the Environmental Learning Center, staff-narrated boat trips, kayaking experiences, stand-up paddle boarding, touch tanks, live animal presentations, crafts, Junior Scientist lab activities, live music and more! In addition, foods truck will be on site during lunch hours.

National Estuaries Day is celebrated by the 29 national estuarine research reserves across the country to help coastal communities learn more about the importance of this special habitat that forms where rivers meet the sea.

August 1, 2019

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WHAT:
Mangrove Trimming and Regulations Workshop

WHEN:
Sept. 4, 2019, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Spanish)
Sept. 17, 2019, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (English)

WHERE:
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL 34113

HOW:
Register online
$25 fee includes materials and refreshments

This workshop will provide attendees a better understanding of proper mangrove maintenance, the value of mangroves, and the rules and laws that govern mangrove trimming. Attendees also will learn basic mangrove biology and identification. The course will consist of a combination of demonstrations, hands-on learning, discussion and lecture.

CEUS OFFERED: 4 CEP, 4 FNGLA, 2 FDACS (including 1 Natural Areas or 1 Right-of-Way), up to 3.5 ISA


QUE:
Taller Sobre La Reglamentación Para La Poda de Manglares En Florida

HORA:
4 de Septiembre de 2019, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

DONDE:
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
 Naples, FL 34113

COMO:
Register online
Costo $25, incluye materiales y refrigerios

Este taller proporcionará información para una mejor comprensión sobre el mantenimiento adecuado de los Manglares, su valor, normativa y las regulaciones que rigen el recorte apropiado de los Manglares. Los asistentes también aprenderán conceptos biológicos básicos sobre Manglares y su identificación. La dinámica integral de este curso se centra en: Demostraciones, Aprendizaje Práctico, Discusión y Conferencia.

CEUS OFFERED: CEP, 4 FNGLA, 2 FDACS (incluyendo 1 en Areas Naturales, ó 1 en Right-of-Way), hasta 3.5 ISA

kids with shark 250WHAT: Kids Free Fridays
WHEN: Every Friday, June 14 - Aug. 2, 2019
             9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
            300 Tower Road
            Naples, FL 34113
HOW: Admission is FREE for children 12 and under; must be accompanied by an adult.
Adult admission is $5 (free for members).

least terns 16WHAT: Breakfast with the Birds Lecture Series
WHEN: May 23, June 27, July 23, Aug. 20
             9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
              300 Tower Road
              Naples, FL 34113
HOW: Cost of $15 includes pastries, juice and coffee. Advance registration is required.

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Sen. Rick Scott announces water policies 3.25.19 250Naples, FL – U.S. Senator Rick Scott hosted a roundtable meeting on Monday, March 25, 2019 to discuss Everglades restoration at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Naples. Attendees included elected officials, representatives from Audubon Florida, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, and other partners. Before the ensuing press conference, Reserve manager Keith Laakkonen, left, welcomed the crowd and introduced the senator, who renewed his commitment to preserving water quality and lauded the federal government for their willingness to allocate federal funding for construction projects such as the Hoover Dike.

WHAT: Lunch & Learn Lecture Series: Through the Eyes of a Filmmaker

WHEN: April 16, 2019, Noon to 1 p.m.

WHERE: Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road, Naples, FL 34113

HOW: Cost is $15, which including lunch.

Register at http://rookerybay.org/calendar. Advance registration is required.

SW florida mangrove coast 250NAPLES, Fla. – Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is celebrating its 40th anniversary with the production of a full-length documentary film. The film, titled “Southwest Florida’s Mangrove Coast, is slated to air on many of Florida's PBS stations, including WGCU (Ft. Myers) on April 22 and April 28. As part of this project, Live Oak Production Group has also produced a series of video shorts.

View shorts|View list of broadcasts

second chance 250NAPLES, Fla. – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, in collaboration with Audubon Florida and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), is working to protect nesting habitat for least terns, black skimmers and Wilson's plovers at the Second-Chance Sandbar. Beginning March 1, the sandbar, which is designated as a Critical Wildlife Area (CWA) by the FWC, will be closed to allow for successful nesting of these beach-dependent species.

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