Events in April

Southern Comfort on Sanibel
Fundraiser

Southern Comfort on Sanibel

Due to ongoing concerns of the coronavirus (COVID-19) this event has been postponed and we are working to reschedule! If you have already purchased a ticket or sponsorship, you will receive direct communication from CROW's Development Director in regards to the event. We thank you for your continued support and wish everyone the best health through this time.

Due to ongoing concerns of the coronavirus (COVID-19) this event has been postponed and we are working to reschedule! If you have already purchased a ticket or sponsorship, you will receive direct communication from CROW's Development Director in regards to the event. We thank you for your continued support and wish everyone the best health through this time.

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Speaker Series presented by LCEC: Sea Turtles of Southwest Florida
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Speaker Series presented by LCEC: Sea Turtles of Southwest Florida

Sea turtle monitoring on Sanibel originated in the late 1950’s with Charles Lebuff and Caretta Research, Inc., making it one of the longest running monitoring programs in the country. This endeavor was transferred to the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) in 1992, and their team of staff and volunteers now survey 18 miles of beach, from the Sanibel lighthouse to Blind Pass, every morning from April through October. This presentation will discuss the habits of Sanibel and Captiva’s populations of sea turtles, including SCCF’s current research efforts.

*Advanced registration is HIGHLY recommended. Events have been selling out.

Speaker: Kelly Sloan, Sea Turtle Program Coordinator for Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF)

Sea turtle monitoring on Sanibel originated in the late 1950’s with Charles Lebuff and Caretta Research, Inc., making it one of the longest running monitoring programs in the country. This endeavor was transferred to the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) in 1992, and their team of staff and volunteers now survey 18 miles of beach, from the Sanibel lighthouse to Blind Pass, every morning from April through October. This presentation will discuss the habits of Sanibel and Captiva’s populations of sea turtles, including SCCF’s current research efforts.

After receiving a Bachelor’s of Science from Virginia Tech in Biology, Kelly worked as a research technician in a Virginia Tech lab investigating how animals use the magnetic field to orient and navigate. She started working for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Marine Turtle Conservation Program in 2007. While working at the SCDNR she completed her Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy. Kelly joined the SCCF team in December of 2013. 

Speaker Series Admission:
$10 per adult
$5 per teen (Age 13-17)
Free for children 12 and under
 
*To register, please contact:
Visitor Education Center
(239) 472-3644 ext. #229
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Speaker Series presented by LCEC: The Story of Ospreys
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Speaker Series presented by LCEC: The Story of Ospreys

Ospreys are large brown and white raptors who breed in Southwest Florida from December through April and can be seen diving for live fish in shallow waters throughout the area. Because they build their nests right out in the open, their behavior is easy to observe, but not always easy to understand. This presentation uses photos, videos and recorded vocalizations to explain osprey behavior.

*Advanced registration is HIGHLY recommended. Events have been selling out.

Speaker: Claudia Burns, Volunteer for International Osprey Foundation

Ospreys are large brown and white raptors who breed in Southwest Florida from December through April and can be seen diving for live fish in shallow waters throughout the area. Because they build their nests right out in the open, their behavior is easy to observe, but not always easy to understand. This presentation uses photos, videos and recorded vocalizations to explain osprey behavior.

Sanibel resident Claudia Burns has been a Nestwatch Volunteer for the International Osprey Foundation for more than 20 years. In the past she has partnered with Bird Westall to deliver this presentation at both the "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and CROW.

Speaker Series Admission:
$10 per adult
$5 per teen (Age 13-17)
Free for children 12 and under
 
*To register, please contact:
Visitor Education Center
(239) 472-3644 ext. #229
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Lunch & Learn w/ Dr. Barron, CROW’s Medical & Research Director
Lunch & Learn

Lunch & Learn w/ Dr. Barron, CROW’s Medical & Research Director

Spend part of an afternoon on CROW’s campus and join the Medical & Research Director for Lunch. Learn about how our work is vital to Southwest Florida and beyond! In addition to a boxed meal, hear wildlife patient stories and end the program with a behind-the-scenes tour of the hospital. *Advance registration required

Spend part of an afternoon on CROW’s campus and join the Medical & Research Director for Lunch. Learn about how our work is vital to Southwest Florida and beyond! In addition to a boxed meal, hear wildlife patient stories and end the program with a behind-the-scenes tour of the hospital. 

*Advance registration required

Reservations include a boxed lunch catered by the Sanibel Deli and concludes with a tour of CROW's hospital and rehabilitation grounds. 

• $35 per person
• Photography opportunity available following tour with    
  Animal Ambassador
• Closed-toed shoes, sunscreen and water recommended
 

*To register, please contact: Visitor Education Center at (239) 472-3644 ext. #229 or reservations@crowclinic.org.

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