Special offer: Each guest who brings clean plastic shopping bags for recycling will get a free pass to a Florida State Park – one pass for every 20 plastic shopping bags turned in at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) exhibit. While supplies last.
The tentative main stage schedule (subject to change) is as follows:
10:00 Puppet Show – Caring for Critters
11:00 Snake Talk (featuring a live snake)
11:40 Captain Ecology
12:30 Award Presentation
1:00 Raptor Presentation (featuring a live bird of prey)
1:30 Captain Conservation
2:15 Tortoise Talk followed by walk to Christopher B. Smith Preserve gazebo
No on-site parking is available at the Conservancy, due to ongoing renovations. Free parking will be available within walking distance at the Colonial Square complex, just south of the Post Office on Goodlette-Frank Road and at Lake Park Elementary. For this day only, Earth Day guests will be able to walk into the Conservancy Nature Center via the new entrance from Goodlette-Frank Road, Smith Preserve Way.
Free admission is made possible by the presenting sponsor, Fifth/Third Bank. Other support for the event has been provided by Subaru and Florida Power and Light.
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Since 1964, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida has focused on protecting water, land and wildlife through environmental education, policy, science and wildlife rehabilitation. 1450 Merrihue Dr., Naples, FL , (239) 262.0304, www.conservancy.org.