Upcoming Programs and Events

All About Owls

Date: Friday, May 20th, 2022
Time:10:00 am – 11:30 am
Cost: $15 per student
Age: 6-11
Duration: 90 minutes
Learning Objective:

  • The student will be able to identify several species of owl living in southwest Florida.
  • The student will be able to describe several elements of an owl’s habitat.
  • The student will be able to articulate a brief understanding of a predator-prey relationship.

Join us at the Gore Nature Education Center as we learn about owls! Students will find out what unique adaptations these raptors have that enable them to survive in the Everglades.

We will examine the owl’s habitats during our 90-minute program and even take a gentle walk through some of the preserve’s trails as we search for these incredible animals. Each student will dissect an owl pellet. What’s an owl pellet? Pellets are the undigested parts of a bird’s food, such as hair or bones, which are regurgitated (coughed up through the beak). As the student dissects the owl pellet, we will attempt to identify the bones to determine what the owls have been eating.

This class is designed for children aged 6-11 and costs $15 per participating student. Siblings are always welcome.

Please bring a signed waiver for each visitor, which can be downloaded below.


Sunday at the Preserve

Date: Sunday June 5, 2022
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

No reservations are required for visitors on Sunday June 5, 2022, 10 am – 2 pm. The Center will be open from 10:00 a.m.to 2:00 p.m. for trail walks, exploration and family activities. We regularly invite local educators to share their knowledge about topics ranging from native plants and Collier County history to panthers, bears and our feathered friends. Children will enjoy nature-inspired crafts and art projects. No reservations necessary. Admission is free but donations are appreciated.

Please bring a signed waiver for each visitor, which can be downloaded below.

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Explore our “Old Florida” trails, participate in our programs and savor the sights, smells and sounds of the Gore Nature Education Center. Plan your visit today.