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Sea Life Programs at Rookery Bay

Jul 01, 2012 08:37PM

Adults and children can explore the wonders of sea life and marine mammals on Wednesdays and Fridays this summer at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Reserve, in Naples.

A summer Wednesday lecture series that continues through August 15 includes wine and cheese in the gallery starting at 5:30 p.m., followed by the program from 6 to 7 p.m.

The facility’s summer education program provides free admission from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays for children 12 and younger that are accompanied by an adult. Educators will present a different topic each week, through September 7, related to artist Sigrid Tidmore’s Ocean’s Edge: The Corridor of Life art exhibit, featuring 39 colorful paintings of sea life, birds, flowers and the environment. Activities also include a touch tank, kids’ crafts, story time, box lunches for sale, a virtual dolphin program and a marine mammal movie.

Cost for summer lecture series: $10/non-members, $8/members. Registration recommended. Location: 300 Tower Rd. For more information, call 239-417-6310 or visit

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