Upcoming Programs and Events

When: Friday, August 12 through Friday, November 11, 2022 (three- part series)  |  10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Where: Gore Nature Center located at 4261 40th Ave. SE, Naples, FL 34117

Do you have a budding naturalist at home? If so, sign them up for the new Florida Youth Naturalist Program Bridge to Nature is bringing to the Gore Nature Education Center.

Sign up for the Uplands, Wetlands and Coastal programs here:

https://www.mybridgetonature.com/

The two-hour classes start Friday, August 12, and continue through Friday, November 11.

The Florida Youth Naturalist Program is for young nature enthusiasts interested in learning more about Florida’s environment. Inspired by the Florida Master Naturalist program, this youth program takes kids on a journey through Florida’s ecosystems, from the uplands, through freshwater, and to the coast. The full program includes twelve classes covering these three unique Florida ecosystems. Children will learn through hands-on activities and exploration. Participants will receive a Florida Youth Naturalist certificate after completing each four-day series.

Read more about the Florida Youth Naturalist Program here:

https://programs.ifas.ufl.edu/Florida-Youth-Naturalist-Program/

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Free family event. Donations are appreciated.

Owl-O-Ween Family Event

When: Saturday, October 22, 2022  |  10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where: Gore Nature Center located at 4261 40th Ave. SE, Naples, FL 34117

This Halloween inspired event is sure to be a hoot! It’s all about owls – stories, hands-on-activities, and a search in the woods for our winged friends.

The day will include owl pellet dissection, a costume-contest and an Owl-O-Ween nature hike.

Presented by Bridge to Nature at the Gore Nature Education Center

Exploration Insect

Five-Part Series

Join the Bridge to Nature educators at the Gore Nature Education Center for a weekly, 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. The class is geared for students ages 6-11.

Exploration Insect: Be an Entomologist

Appropriate for students ages 6-11

When: Tuesday, August 16, 2022  |  10:00 am – 11:30 am

Where: Gore Nature Center located at 4261 40th Ave. SE, Naples, FL 34117

Cost: $15 per participant

Join Bridge to Nature at the Gore Nature Education Center as we become entomologists and discover what it takes to be an insect. Learn all about insect anatomy, behaviors, and communication. Students will create their own nature bug, engage in insect-games and even go on an insect hunt! The class is geared for students aged 6-11.

Exploration Insect: Insect Life Cycles and Survival

Appropriate for students ages 6-11

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2022  |  10:00 am – 11:30 am

Where: Gore Nature Center located at 4261 40th Ave. SE, Naples, FL 34117

Cost: $15 per participant

Join Bridge to Nature at the Gore Nature Education Center to learn all about insect life cycles and what makes them unique. We will also learn how insects have adapted to survive in their environments. During the class, we will explore the grounds of the nature center for insects and even engage in an insect camouflage activity. The class is geared for students aged 6-11.

Exploration Insect: Insect Movement and Senses Class

Appropriate for students ages 6-11

When: Tuesday,

October 25, 2022 |  10:00 am – 11:30 am

Where: Gore Nature Center located at 4261 40th Ave. SE, Naples, FL 34117

Cost: $15 per participant

Join Bridge to Nature at the Gore Nature Education Center as we investigate how insects move from crawling vertically to flying high in the sky. We will also have fun as we explore insect senses. What’s the best way to learn? By hands-on experiments of course! We will find out what it is like to see, touch, hear, smell, and taste as insects do. The class is geared for students aged 6-11.

Exploration Insect: Insect Inventions

Appropriate for students ages 6-11

When: Tuesday, December 13, 2022 |  10:00 am – 11:30 am

Where: Gore Nature Center located at 4261 40th Ave. SE, Naples, FL 34117

Cost: $15 per participant

Join Bridge to Nature at the Gore Nature Education Center as we wrap up our insect series with a day of creation. In this class, we will invent our own insects! From the name to the design, each participant will develop a super insect that has never been discovered. We will then share our new species with the group. The class is geared for students aged 6-11.

Exploration Insect: Insect Habitats and Roles in the Environment

Appropriate for students ages 6-11

When: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 |  10:00 am – 11:30 am

Where: Gore Nature Center located at 4261 40th Ave. SE, Naples, FL 34117

Cost: $15 per participant

Join Bridge to Nature at the Gore Nature Education Center as we discover all about insect habitats. We will learn about what role insects have on the environment and answer the question of what use do insects have in the world. In this fun and engaging class, we will observe insects in their natural environment and even make our own insect hotel. The class is geared for students aged 6-11.

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