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Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center

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The Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is 110,000 acres of pristine mangrove forests, uplands and protected waters on the western edge of the Everglades. Where rivers and streams meet the sea, a unique habitat is formed. A myriad of wildlife, including 150 species of birds and many threatened and endangered animals, thrive in the estuarine environment and surrounding upland hammocks and scrub found within the Reserve. The reserve operates an Environmental Learning Center for the public that features aquariums, interactive exhibits, children's exhibits, marine touch tank, live animals, nature trails with observation platforms over Henderson Creek, guided kayak trips, art gallery, lunch and evening lecture series, gift shop, picnic areas, special events and more. Learn more at rookerybay.org and facebook.com/friendsofrookerybay.

Amenities:
  • Activities:
  • Birding, Boating, Canoeing
  • Amenities:
  • Baby-changing station, Bus Parking, Concessions
  • Average Visit Time:
  • 2 - 3 hours,

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$1 off admission

Now - September 01, 2016
Enjoy $1 off adult admission to the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center.
http://www.rookerybay.org

info@rookerybay.org

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Drawing in Graphite and Colored Pencil

Now - July 26, 2016
Join renown Lee Hammond, Rookery Bay Reserve’s Artist in Residence, for an art program this summer and explore the magic of drawing and painting. Hammond has been a professional artist and art instructor for more than 30 years. She has published more than 35 art instruction books. Learn more about her amazing talent here. On Tuesday’s, Lee will teach drawing in graphite and colored pencil. You will learn a variety of techniques, and learn to draw all subject matter. Portraiture, animal drawing, flowers, nature and still life will be demonstrated. This is a non-structured class, and no experience is required. If you have ever wanted to l ...Read More>> arn to draw, this is the class for you! It is perfect for beginners, and for the experienced artist as well. Each student will work on their own project, and receive one on one instruction and guidance from Lee. She will give drawing demonstrations and share examples on how to improve your drawing skills, based on her proven methods presented in her many art books. This class will meet once a week for 4 weeks, 9:30am to 1:30pm: July 5, 12, 19, and 26. Class fees are $160 per month, and no refunds for missed classes. Art supplies are not included: refer to required supply list by clicking the Details button at left. You will also be sent a list in your email confirmation upon payment for this class. Read Less
http://www.rookerybay.org

info@rookerybay.org

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Painting in Acrylics

Now - July 27, 2016
Join renown Lee Hammond, Rookery Bay Reserve’s Artist in Residence, for an art program this summer and explore the magic of drawing and painting. Hammond has been a professional artist and art instructor for more than 30 years. She has published more than 35 art instruction books. Learn more about her amazing talent here. On Wednesday’s in June, Lee will teach painting in acrylics. This is a non-structured class as well, and each student will work on their own chosen piece. No experience is required. This is the perfect painting class for a beginner, or someone who simply wants to improve their painting skills. Lee will guide you to the ...Read More>> est painting you have ever done, based on the techniques she features in her painting books. All subject matter will be demonstrated, such as still life, flowers, animals, portraits, and scenery. This class will meet once a week for 4 weeks, 9:30am to 1:30pm July 6, 13, 20, and 27. Class fees are $160 per month, and no refunds for missed classes. Art supplies are not included: refer to required supply list by clicking the Details button at left. You will also be sent a list in your email confirmation upon payment for this class. Read Less
http://www.rookerybay.org

info@rookerybay.org

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Art for Mom & Me

July 28, 2016
Local artist Marjorie Pesek will lead this 1-hour workshop for children and adults of all levels of creative talent. She will share her unique art technique of Layered Imagery. Participants will be supplied with a sketch of a variety of subjects such as a pelican, a tree frog, or a sea turtle. Using photos and magazine clippings, each parent and child will team up to create a masterpiece to take home. All supplies are included. $25, includes one adult, one child (age 5+), all supplies, and admission to the Environmental Learning Center.
http://www.rookerybay.org

info@rookerybay.org

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Essentials of Digital Photography Workshop

August 08, 2016
If you want to get the best pictures possible, and truly understanding your camera’s features, the Essentials of Digital Photography: How to get the most from your digital camera workshop is for you. This class covers the essentials of your digital camera. You will learn how to use your camera's shutter, aperture, ISO control and the drive modes to create images with impact and creativity. No previous camera or photography experience is necessary, just a desire to learn. Sonny Saunders has over 35 years of experience in photography and instruction and is renowned for his ability to communicate to a wide variety of students.
http://www.rookerybay.org

info@rookerybay.org

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Drawing in Graphite and Colored Pencil

August 10, 2016 - August 31, 2016
Join renown Lee Hammond, Rookery Bay Reserve’s Artist in Residence, for an art program this summer and explore the magic of drawing and painting. Hammond has been a professional artist and art instructor for more than 30 years. She has published more than 35 art instruction books. Learn more about her amazing talent here. On Tuesday’s, Lee will teach drawing in graphite and colored pencil. You will learn a variety of techniques, and learn to draw all subject matter. Portraiture, animal drawing, flowers, nature and still life will be demonstrated. This is a non-structured class, and no experience is required. If you have ever wanted to l ...Read More>> arn to draw, this is the class for you! It is perfect for beginners, and for the experienced artist as well. Each student will work on their own project, and receive one on one instruction and guidance from Lee. She will give drawing demonstrations and share examples on how to improve your drawing skills, based on her proven methods presented in her many art books. This class will meet once a week for 4 weeks, 9:30am to 1:30pm: August 9, 16, 23, and 30. Class fees are $160 per month, and no refunds for missed classes. Art supplies are not included. You will be sent a list in your email confirmation upon payment for this class. Read Less
http://www.rookerybay.org

info@rookerybay.org

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Art Class: Painting in Acrylics

August 10, 2016 - August 31, 2016
Join renown Lee Hammond, Rookery Bay Reserve’s Artist in Residence, for an art program this summer and explore the magic of drawing and painting. Hammond has been a professional artist and art instructor for more than 30 years. She has published more than 35 art instruction books. Learn more about her amazing talent here. On Wednesday’s in June, Lee will teach painting in acrylics. This is a non-structured class as well, and each student will work on their own chosen piece. No experience is required. This is the perfect painting class for a beginner, or someone who simply wants to improve their painting skills. Lee will guide you to the ...Read More>> est painting you have ever done, based on the techniques she features in her painting books. All subject matter will be demonstrated, such as still life, flowers, animals, portraits, and scenery. This class will meet once a week for 4 weeks, 9:30am to 1:30pm: June 8, 15, 22, and 29. Class fees are $160 per month, and no refunds for missed classes. Art supplies are not included: You will also be sent a list in your email confirmation upon payment for this class. Read Less
http://www.rookerybay.org

info@rookerybay.org

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