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Neapolitans are used to picking up shells from our beautiful beaches. But do you know anything about those pretty shells? A shell hunting expedition could be just the thing to add some extra fun to a spring break day off of school. more

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What many may not know is that the Conservancy offers kayak tours guided by trained naturalists using single and tandem kayaks. The tour lasts two hours and offers visitors an unparalleled glimpse into the watery world around the Conservancy. more

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Guided Fakahatchee Swamp Walks

Conditions are near perfect for guided swamp walks in Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. According to Patrick Higgins, vice president of the Friends of Fakahatchee: “The water is high, clear, and moving beautifully.” more

Naples News Briefs

Friends of Lovers Key, Inc will be hosting Celebrate Public Lands! Lovers Key Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, September 26 from 9am -12pm. Create a team and explore the park as you follow clues and snap photos at numerous locations throughout the park. more

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Join a park ranger at Lovers Key State Park for a reading of A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle, a wonderful story with a positive message. more

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We share our beaches with the loggerhead turtle. Find out more about them and how to help them survive on their march to the water. more

Education

A visit to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center provides families with fun, engaging and interactive experiences in which topics like environmental science, veterinary medicine and biology come to life. more

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Beat the heat this summer and enjoy the many indoor and air-conditioned summer programs at the Conservancy Nature Center. more

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It's important to educate our children (and ourselves!) about the shorebirds we share the Naples beaches with. Here are the things to do, to avoid and the signs a bird is hurt. more

Education

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has been protecting sea turtles for more than 32 years. learn more about this special animal and how the Conservancy protects them. more

Fun

On May 16, 2015, the Conservancy presents 2015 Endangered Species Day. Your family will enjoy special interactive activities to raise awareness about the endangered animals whose homes we share. more

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Imagine how much fun your children will have exploring Corkscrew Swamp at night! “Corkscrew After Hours” is now offered monthly. The Sanctuary usually closes at 5:30 p.m. but during this event, you can explore the boardwalk until 9:00 p.m. more

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Imagine a high-tech, outdoor treasure hunt and you have geocaching! Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using a smartphone or GPS. It’s a fun, free, family activity and it is sweeping Naples and the rest of the country. more

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The Dalton Discovery Center is home to over 100 animals, including a live loggerhead sea turtle and a variety of snakes – an Eastern Indigo Snake, a Pine Snake and a Red Rat Snake. more

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Plant it and they will come! A step-by-step guide to planting a butterfly garden with your children more

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