2014-15 Bird Rookery Swamp Guided Walks
- Travel & Outdoor
- CREW Bird Rookery Swamp Trails, Naples
Strolling "Science in a Day" - A CREW Strolling Science Seminar
Facilitator: Dr. Charles (billY) Gunnels IV, FGCU, Assistant Professor/Program Leader
Strolling “Science in a Day” will give you the chance to discover new realities about the CREW based on your own curiosity and work. During a day of “Home Depot Science”, you will conduct a simple study that will lead to original understanding. You will develop a question and appropriate methods, collect and analyze data, and present findings by 3 pm. Come experience the exhilarating joy of discovery and join us on Strolling “Science in a Day”; success is guaranteed.
Participants will learn about the CREW watershed through their individual curiosity, examination, and research. Participants may choose to study any thing from water flow, plant communities, plant/ animal interactions, animal distributions, or any other ideas that strikes a participant’s curiosity.
[We've seen billY conduct this session with his college students, and it is an amazing and fun day. Come join us for this once-in-a-lifetime field study day just for adults! - the CREW staff]
What to wear/bring:
Wear/bring weather appropriate clothes. Participants may also want to bring clothes that get dirty and/ or wet and a change of clothes. Please make sure to bring plenty of water and snack food/lunch for the field. This is an all-day seminar.
To register, select the ticket type above. CREW Members are current members of the CREW Land & Water Trust. Non-members may join CREW (and become eligible to take advantage of the member discount for this workshop) click here or call 239-657-2253.
This is part of the CREW Strolling Science Seminar series, a series of six scholarly walking seminars designed specifically for adults to gain in-depth knowledge about wildlife and the watershed.
The CREW Strolling Science Seminars are supported in part by a Public Outreach Grant from the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP). The Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program is a partnership to protect estuaries in southwest Florida from Venice to Estero Bay.
Is there an age limit for the event?
This event is for adults only.
What are the parking/facilities like at the trails?
There is a grassy parking lot at the trailhead. There is one portable restroom at the trailhead.
What are the trails like?
The trails are mostly grassy/sandy ground level trails with some boardwalk sructures over wet areas. Expect seasonlly wet/muddy places on the trails during the rainy season (July - November).
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes. You may give your spot to someone else. Be sure to change the information on your registration page or call us at 239-657-2253.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you may update your registration information up to 24 hours before the event.
Do I have to bring a printed ticket to the event?
No. We do not issue print tickets. Simply check in with the event leader at the time of the event.
The CREW Land & Water Trust was established in 1989 as a nonprofit organization to coordinate the land acquisition, land management, and public use of the 60,000-acre Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed. We work closely with our partners, the South Florida Water Management District and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to ensure the protection of the watershed. This watershed, the largest intact watershed in south Florida, straddles Lee and Collier Counties and provides aquifer recharge, natural flood protection, water purification, preservation of wildlife habitat, and public recreation. CREW's majestic 5,000-acre marsh is the headwaters for the entire watershed.
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