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January Stargazing in the CREW Watershed
Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)
There's a story to be told in the skies over the CREW Watershed.
Join us for an educational trek through our SW Florida evening sky.
We’ll be in a large open field with an unobstructed view of the night sky. We might even see fireflies along the edges of the clearing!
Among the objects you will see are the Milkyway, the planet Jupiter and four of it’s moons, satellites, galaxies, and maybe even a stray meteor sliding quietly overhead.
Participants will get to use two 10” telescopes to help them see objects in the sky.
Perfect for families with children! Children under 12 participate for free. Children must be supervised by their parents/guardians.
Bring lawn chairs and blankets, a dim flashlight, snacks, refreshment and a sense of wonder.
CREW Volunteer Linda S. Jacobson and her husband, Jim, will be your Night Sky Tour Guides for this stargazing event.
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 event) by going to http://www.crewtrust.org and clicking on the DONATE button or by calling 239-657-2253.
(This event repeats in February and March - see other listings on the CREW Eventbrite page)
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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.