Endangered Species Day at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida

May 19 , 2018
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center, Naples

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is recognizing national Endangered Species Day with a weekend of special events and educational activities.

On Saturday, May 19, visitors to the Conservancy can complete special arts and crafts projects featuring endangered and threatened species. Four special sessions highlight the day:

• Gopher Tortoise Walk (10:30 a.m.): Take a guided walk through the Conservancy’s tortoise preserve and learn about the reptile.
• Reptile Rendezvous (11:15 a.m.): Learn about Southwest Florida’s threatened and endangered animals, including the Eastern indigo snake, and meet an alligator ambassador to learn about the amazing recovery of the American alligator species.
• Hospital Happenings (12:15 p.m.): Examine the work being carried out by the Conservancy’s von Arx Wildlife Hospital, which treats injured, sick and orphaned animals. Staff will highlight the incredible recovery of bald eagles.
• Ocean Discoveries (1:15 p.m.): Learn about the underwater habitats of Southwest Florida and the endangered species that call our waterways home.

Admission is $14.95 for adults and $9.95 for youth ages 3 to 11; children 2 and under are free. For more information, please visit www.Conservancy.org or call 239-262-0304.

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