Programs

Programs

April 22 Earth Day Program: All Hands On Deck!

Volunteer! Fun! Educational! All Hands on Deck for April 22 Earth Day! On APRIL 22, Start at 10:30 with a musical program celebrating trees and water with songs, movement, art and activities led by educator and musician Carolyn Stanley. All day long, we will be hosting Earth Day games, auction,[…]

Monday April 10th is Florida’s Official Gopher Tortoise Day

Come in to the Center for tortoise-related activities, presentations, crafts, and games. Kids can wear a “shell” to learn to move like a tortoise. Remember, tortoise shells tend to be taller and “domed,” while turtle shells tend to be flatter (more elongated). Turtles tend to have good feet for swimming,[…]

Junior Naturalists Day (School is Closed) Monday, April 17th

Young people in grades 6-12 are invited to join the Junior Naturalists Program at Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium for a “Junior Naturalists Introduction Day” on Monday, April 17th, from 10 am – 2 pm (it’s a school holiday).

Preschool Class: Tue Mar 14

Pre-school Class at CNCP – Reptiles and Amphibians — Fun preschool class includes a guided trail walk, a story, learning activities, and a craft. Please use the “RSVP Here” tab under “Contact” on our website (opens in new tab) to make sure your teacher is aware you are coming! Included[…]

Spring Break NatureLab! April 10 – 14 (day camps)

Learn and have fun in nature at Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium’s Spring Break NatureLab!  Ages 6-15. 8:30am-4pm with early drop-off (08:00) and after care available to 6 pm (added charge). M-F, April 10 – 14, 2017.  More details coming soon, online registration will open up very soon.

Preschool Class: Tue Feb 14, 10 – 11 am

Join Chris Kielmeyer’s monthly preschool discovery class. This month we are learning about Insects, Spiders and Bugs…  a guided trail hike, a story and a craft are included.  Ages 3-5.  To reserve your child’s position in this class, please use our “RSVP Here” form (link opens in new tab).

Preschool Class: “Mammals” Tue Jan. 10th 10:00 – 11:00

Join Chris Kielmeyer’s monthly preschool discovery class. This month we are learning about Mammals… Stories, Games, and a craft are included.  Ages 3-5. To reserve your child’s position in this class, please use our “RSVP Here” form (link opens in new tab).

SWFAS Talk 1/5 7:30 pm: Big Cypress Dark Skies and Star Parties

On Thursday, January 5th. at 7:30 pm in the Planetarium, SW Florida Astronomical Society will host a speaker from the National Park Service/Big Cypress National Preserve. Big Cypress just earned official Dark Sky Park status. Luke Gommermann, who has been spearheading the program, was to speak, but he just got[…]

Calusa Winter Day Camp starts Dec 26th

Registration is still open for Winter 2016 Day Camps — fill your child’s holiday with fun, nature, science, and hands-on creative activities at Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium: ten excellent themed day-camps offer lots of variety! Ages 5-12 (grades K-6; minimum age is 5 years). Calusa’s Winter Day Camp is[…]

Preschool Class: “Our Five Senses” in Nature! Tue Dec 13th, 10 am

Join Chris Kielmeyer’s monthly preschool discovery class. This month we are using our five senses on a Nature Hike! Stories, Games, and the Nature Hike. To reserve your child’s position in this class, please user our “RSVP Here” form (link opens in new tab).

Family Fun Day! Sat Nov 26th 11 am – 7:30 pm

Learn the ways of the wild — all day and into the twilight — with Dr. Bill Hammond and our volunteer interpreters. Activities, crafts, games, nature walks, storytelling and even nature-themed planetarium shows today!  Saturday, Nov 26th, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. — the twilight nature hike ends with storytelling[…]

Homeschool Class: K-1: Camouflage in the Natural World (TH Nov 3, 1 – 2:30 pm)

Why is a squirrel gray? Why do some bugs look like sticks? The answer to these questions is: “for camouflage!” For many animals, being able to hide in plain sight or look like something entirely different enables them to survive. Come learn all about it!  Our Grade-Specific Homeschool classes make[…]

Preschool Class: Astronomy and Space, Tue Nov 8, 10 a.m.

Fun preschool class includes a story, learning activities, a craft, and a short planetarium show.  Limited class size: reserve your child’s space.  Please use the “RSVP Here” tab on our website to make sure your teacher is aware you are coming!  www.calusanature.org  Included with admission.

Everglades National Park Ranger Talk 10:30 Saturday July 30th

This is the 100th anniversary of our national parks system! Diana Douglass, a Ranger from Everglades National Park, will speak at 10:30 at Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium about the Everglades National Park — come celebrate our national “best idea” for preserving wild places for our children, grandchildren and future[…]