The Panther Tale
Facilitator: Marc Criffield, Panther Biologist, FFWCC
A CREW Strolling Science Seminar
Florida panthers are where it’s at! Come and learn from a real, out-in-the-field panther biologist. Marc will teach you what a panther is, why kittens have a tough life, how to catch a panther, and how much space a panther really needs.
Panthers are one of the most recognizable and endangered species in Florida as well as the official state animal, and only the citizens of Florida can save them!
Participants will gain the perspective that CREW provides a habitat island in a sea of development and intensive land use which is critically important to help maintain the Florida panther in its current range and sustain the species into the foreseeable future.
What to wear/bring: Wear comfortable outdoor walking clothes and closed-toed shoes. Bring water to drink, sunscreen, hat, (camera optional).
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.
When & Where
CREW Land & Water Trust
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.