Earth Day Festival 2023: Invest in Our Planet

May 11, 2023

We want to thank the public for coming to our Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 22nd. We welcomed about 1,700 guests to our campus for a free admission celebration. Thank you to the face painters, Fireheart Creation, and Glen Bietman with his Super Science Show. Thank you to the local vendors who came to educate visitors about the environment along with us:

  • Bartlett Tree Experts
  • Carbon C.R.E.W.
  • Children’s Museum of Naples
  • Collier County Pollution Control
  • Collier County Sheriff’s Office
  • Conservation Collier
  • Girl Scouts of America
  • Greater Naples Fire Rescue
  • Growing Climate Solutions
  • Hing Family Apiary
  • Humana
  • League of Women Voters 
  • Naples Botanical Gardens
  • Naples Zoo
  • Right to Clean Water
  • Solar Co-op
  • Statement Peace
  • Supervisor of Elections Office
  • Tesla 
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Water for All & the Hurricane Go Pack

If you missed the Earth Day Festival, you can still experience the Nature Center! We are open from 9:30am to 4pm Tuesday through Sunday.

During the day, we had special talks and activities planned for the public. We educated about animal ambassadors, climate change, coastal resilience, invasive species, ways to live sustainably, Florida storms, and much more. This is a special event for us because we have the opportunity to share with the public the work we do as an organization within our four departments: policy & advocacy, science & research, wildlife rehabilitation, and environmental education. We hope you left our campus with new knowledge and understanding of the natural world around us in Southwest Florida.