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  • Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

    Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

    The Environmental Learning Center is a 16,500 square-foot facility with four research laboratories, classrooms and 140-seat auditorium, and two story visitors center. The visitor center offers a variety of hands-on experiences, including 2,300-gallon aquarium and interactive exhibits addressing research and stewardship efforts ongoing within the Reserve, as well as a nature store, gallery and picnic area.   Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center is open Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm (closed Saturdays May – October). Learn more […]

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  • Never Feed Alligators! Presented by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

    Never Feed Alligators! Presented by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

    Whether you’re a full-time resident, or just visiting the area, there’s a long list of great things to see and do in Southwest Florida. At the top of that list is exploring the Florida Everglades, with its many nature preserves, wetlands, and wildlife management areas. Many of the animals that call these preserves home are on the ¬†protected species list. And one of the most popular inhabitants of this wetland paradise is the American Alligator. NEVER FEED ALLIGATORS — it’s […]

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