Second Sunday Special Guests
The Gore Nature Education Center is open the Second Sunday of each month from noon to 4:00 p.m. Local experts will join us to share their nature knowledge on topics ranging from beekeeping and native plants to bears and panthers. Free and no reservations required. Here’s what’s coming up:
Sunday, January 8 – Bees are all the Buzz with Hing Family Apiary
Come meet the beekeepers from Hing Family Apiary, a family-owned business in Golden Gate Estates. Learn how an adventure with bees in 4H Beekeeping & Gardening grew into a business offering live, humane honeybee hive removal services, pollination, raw honey and other honeybee products.
Sunday, March 12 – Know Your Natives with the Naples Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society
Did you know that how you manage your property can affect natural resources that we all treasure such as our clear stream and clean beaches? Or that many insects and wildlife depend on native plants and native plant habitats? Come learn more about the plants that we live with and why they, and the native plant communities around us are important. https://naples.fnpschapters.org/
Sunday, February 12 –All About Alligators and Bears with Ray the Trapper
Ray the Trapper attends schools, news broadcasts and community events to educate the public about these fascinating animals. His entertaining animal outreach events showcase his deep respect for these creatures and help to promote safety and conservation. https://www.raythetrapper.com/
Join the Bridge to Nature educators at the Gore Nature Education Center for this five-part series exploring the fascinating world of insects! From bees and lady bugs to fireflies and grasshoppers, insects are an ideal way to teach children about science and nature.
Join the Bridge to Nature educators at the Gore Nature Education Center to explore the exciting world of weather! Children will gain a better understanding of the earth’s atmosphere, wind and clouds, and the conditions that create hurricanes and tornadoes. Our final session will focus on climate change and how kids will save the planet. Every class will be full of interactive activities and games.