Expand Your Environmental Knowledge and Get Involved

Watching turtles at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center includes a sea turtle tank, where visitors can watch sea turtles swim.

A great way to enhance your vacation to Florida's Paradise Coast is to get involved. We value your strong commitment to the green lifestyle and your knowledge, talents, skills and dedication can help Florida's Paradise Coast on its path of sustainability. You’ll be more effective in helping preserve this spectacular environment for future generations to enjoy.

Future generations will appreciate the time you took to help preserve the natural wonders here. Florida's Paradise Coast has many opportunities for you to participate by contacting and/or joining local eco and green organizations, volunteering, and attending classes and green events. Simply taking a guided tour will provide you with new information on how you can make a difference.

A variety of classes offer the opportunity to learn from the region’s top experts about the issues facing eco-systems and wildlife in Southwest Florida and other green interests. Here’s a look at some of the current classes you can take.

Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve’s Coastal Training Program brings the latest scientific information and policy to scientists, key-decision makers, elected officials and the general public.

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida offers a variety of classes, including everything from meeting environmentally conscious artists to fossil digs and wildflower walks.

At Naples Botanical Garden, you can acquire an appreciation for new interests and the opportunity to become involved with other visitors and residents in the community through their Lifelong Learning Series and Lectures & Workshops on a wide range of garden-related topics.

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