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The Porcupines of the Sea

By Camryn Anderson | Education Intern At the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, our Dalton Discovery Center is home to many native aquatic and terrestrial animals. When visiting the Dalton Discovery…

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The Nature Center reopens December 18!

Newly expanded Dalton Discovery Center features new interactive exhibits, galleries The Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center is reopening Dec. 18 to members and visitors after the completion of a…

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Overcoming Snake Fear: From an Intern’s Perspective

Kelly Paulus | Education Intern Slimy and ready to strike. That’s the general impression many people have about snakes and I used to be one of them. Growing up in…

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The Wrongful Villainization of Predators

By Education Intern Fernanda Mora In the grasslands of Africa, a beautiful zebra grazes a couple of feet away from her group. Unbeknownst to her, a hungry lioness watches her…

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The Mass Spread: Invasive Plant Species in Southwest Florida

By Hillary Sterett | Education Intern Our new John and Carol Walter Discovery Wing in the Dalton Discovery Center is tackling the topic of local invasive species. We know that…

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Conservancy launches new cutting-edge mobile classroom

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has announced the launch of its new state-of-the-art mobile classroom, a custom-built specialty vehicle that provides a hands-on science learning experience on wheels.

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Conservancy resumes field trip program with Rookery Bay

Partnership allows more students to participate and adds ‘on the water’ research The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has resumed its partnership with Rookery Bay Natural Estuarine Research Center’s SURVIVORS program,…

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Educational outreach team in the community

Grace Place for Children and Families In support of Grace Place’s mission of ending poverty through innovative outreach and education, our Conservancy Education Team visited over 150 Grace Place campers…

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Horatio — one of the Conservancy’s feathered wildlife ambassadors

Over the past few years, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida has been redesigning and rebuilding its wildlife rehabilitation area, a part of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital facilities. Behind the…

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Meet Olive, our ambassador barred owl

Visitors to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Von Arx Wildlife Viewing Pavilion are greeted by docents happy to discuss the birds that may be found throughout our area. There are…