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store 915Welcome to the Rookery Bay Nature Store, where every purchase supports the Friends of Rookery Bay and its mission to provide resources for Rookery Bay Research Reserve’s education, research and stewardship programs. Here you'll find an assortment of wonderful gifts to purchase for your family or maybe bring back a souvenir for yourself. 

store books 250Kids will enjoy TEDCO scientific and educational toys, Magic Tees that change from black-and-white to color in sunlight, and books about animals that live in Florida. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate birding books and other nature guides.

There is an assortment of hostess gifts, including a red cardinal beaded napkin box, wine bottle holder adorned with alligators, and dolphin glass figurine.


hats 250Everyone can use a colorful sun shirt or hat with the Rookery Bay Reserve logo.

And, as a special treat, supporters of the local environment will love a recently-released commemorative Rookery Bay Reserve 40th anniversary nature print of a snowy egret by local artist Dennis Goodman.


The Rookery Bay Nature Store also supports our local community, its businesses, and the environment. Just check out a few of the amazing causes we support below.

Kids 2 Camp was established to provide scholarships to disadvantaged or disabled youth for the opportunity to attend camps. They find local youth service programs and provide funds to send children to the camps of local professional athletes administered by ProCamps, the leading sports camp manager in the USA.

shirts 250"BUY ONE. PLANT ONE" is MANG’S way of giving back to nature. Their pledge is that for every product purchased, a mangrove will be planted! We have four different styles for both men and women available for purchase. Of special interest: as a student at Florida Gulf Coast University, owner Kyle Rossin conducted his service learning project work at Rookery Bay Research Reserve, where he was inspired to support mangroves.

Kayak and Boat Tour Gift Certificates Now Available at the ELC Front Desk

Give the gift of educational relaxation with a gift certificate for a guided kayak or boat tour! Both tours are taken in small groups and there are many different types of boat tours available! Our guides are experienced Rookery Bay staff members and naturalists and they will ensure that your trip is fun and relaxing! 


Find out more about kayak tours and boat tours.  




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