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Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center

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Description:

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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Guided Kayak Tours

Now - April 28, 2017
Two-hour guided kayak tours let you explore backwater bays and mangrove forests while you paddle lazily through the shallows and mazelike mangrove tunnels while learning about your surroundings from an experienced guide and naturalist. Tours provide opportunities to see wildlife such as wading birds, osprey, fish and dolphins. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $69, includes same day admission to the Environmental Learning Center. Offered every Tuesday through Friday until May.
http://www.rookerybay.org

info@rookerybay.org

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Guided Boat Tours of Rookery Bay Reserve

Now - April 28, 2017
Three-hour guided boat tours let you explore backwater bays and mangrove tunnels while learning about your surroundings from an experienced guide and naturalist. Tours provide opportunities to see wildlife such as wading birds, osprey, fish and dolphins. Tours include free admission to the Environmental Learning Center on day of trip and proceeds support the non-profit Friends of Rookery Bay, Inc. Boat tours are offered Tuesdays through Fridays from November through April.
http://www.rookerybay.org

info@rookerybay.org

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Portraits in Colored Pencil

January 23, 2017 - January 27, 2017
In 5 days you will learn everything you need to know to draw proficiently in colored pencil with no experience required. This class will make you a master at various colored pencil techniques, and capturing things realistically. Hammond has been a professional artist and art instructor for more than 30 years. She has published more than 35 art instruction books. Cost is $395 (supplies are not included).
http://www.rookerybay.org

info@rookerybay.org

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