e-Learning Hub eLearning Hub Menu Elementary School Educational Videos Educational Art Middle School Population Counts and Habitat Assessments Sampling Data Visualization High School Engage Explore Explain Extend Evaluate Middle School Learn about some of the amazing organisms that call Collier County home. From secretive snails to adorable alligators, these fascinating animals are all perfectly adapted to life in Southwest Florida. Engage Explore Explain Extend Evaluate Observe Your World Population Counts and Habitat Assessment Examine how the plants and animals that call Southwest Florida home are bound by different ecological interactions. With a focus on scrub-dwelling gopher tortoises, explore how to conduct population surveys and habitat assessments for this threatened species while learning about how tortoises are affected by climate change. Then conduct your own schoolyard or backyard population survey and habitat assessment for anoles. Introduction to Sampling Create a quadrat to explore ecological sampling as part of the scientific process. Learn about the general principles of sampling, as well as how this kind of data form the basis of many research projects and studies. Then, practice your sampling skills while collecting data on the different types of arthropods in your schoolyard or backyard. Data Visualization Explore what conditions and resources might affect gopher tortoise populations and which limiting factors determine their scrub habitat’s carrying capacity. Use sample data sets and Google Charts to visualize and analyze the relationships between arthropod and anole abundance, create data-driven scientific discussions, and discover new areas of future research. We want to hear from you! Send us your questions, photos, data, artwork, and observations on Twitter by tweeting @conservancyswfl Tweet us! Elementary School Learn about some of the amazing organisms that call Collier County home. From secretive snails to adorable alligators, these fascinating animals are all perfectly adapted to life in Southwest Florida. Middle School Explore the world of Southwest Florida field biology with Conservancy naturalists. Learn about the Endangered scrub habitat, Threatened gopher tortoise, and how to collect and analyze your own data through educational videos, hands-on science, and thought-provoking exercises. High School The invasive Burmese python is transforming Southwest Florida's ecosystems. engage with challenging exercises and interactive population modeling to learn how this slithering super-predator is impacting entire food webs. How You can help Help protect our water, land, and wildlife Become a Member Membership helps support our work and gets you free membership to the Nature Center and many other perks. Join today! Donate The majority of our funding comes from people like you who care about protecting our environment in Southwest Florida. Volunteer A variety of fun volunteer opportunities are available. Interact with diverse people, learn new skills, and enhance and share your knowledge.