Programs

Programs

April 29th 10:00am – 12:30pm: Butterfly Conservation and Ecology

April 29th 10:00am – 12:30pm: Butterfly Conservation and Ecology The butterfly program will include a short classroom presentation on conservation issues with a biodiversity theme. Following the slide show participants will visit the butterfly conservatory to learn more about butterflies of southwest Florida and their identification. A short hike on[…]

Manatees Special Presentation: Sirenia Project Fri 13th Feb 7-9pm

Friday, February 13th from 7:00pm – 9:00pm in the Planetarium Sirenia Project:  Biologist Susan Butler will present a program on the West Indian Manatee. Its life, its travels and its behaviors are fascinating as well as its anatomy and physiology and the DNA tracking now in progress. Susan has worked[…]

Winter Camp 2014 (now with link to 2015)

NOTE/UPDATE: For Winter Camp 2015, see this link. Winter 2014: It isn’t snow but it is animals, hikes, games, crafts, and planetarium shows! This event ends Jan 2nd. $40 per day, Members: $30 per day. Download the sign up form!

Hikes for Tykes

We provide a guided hike designed for little ones, parents come too! It’s never too early to get children used to hiking in the woods. It’s not scary and there’s lots to see, hear, touch, taste and smell!

Crafts for Critters

Come on out and learn about new nature crafts.  Guest instructors will demonstrate a variety of crafts for all ages and abilities. Our new program “Crafters for Critters” will offer regular classes and encourage local crafters to sell their items in our gift shop.

Living With Wildlife, presented by Dee Century from SCCF

Learning to live in harmony with SW Florida’s unique insects, birds, mammals and other wildlife is easy when you understand, know and respect them.  Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation’s own Dee Century will explain with pictures and video. FREE with paid admission, in the planetarium.

SWFL Native Plants with Sheryl Terepeka

SW Florida has so many wonderful native plants perfect for our tough weather and soil conditions. These plants also provide shelter, food, clothing, medicine and more! Class ends with a visit to the Butterfly Conservatory for native plant identification.  FREE with paid admission.  In the planetarium.

Space Racers Program – Dec. 16th

Monthly Space Racers program December 16th, 2014 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM For all children ages 3-8 At the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium 3450 Ortiz Ave., Ft. Myers, FL 33905 This program will include a Space Racer’s TV segment, concept instruction, and a hands-on activity for the children. Members[…]

Florida Friendly Landscaping Class

Lee County Master Gardeners and Cape Coral Historical Museum volunteers Carolyn & Vanessa will show us the easy way to garden in SWFL.  Just add native plants, kick the chemical habit and you are on your way.  They also have great ideas on creating pathways and utilizing softscape to create your own[…]

Safe Boating Class

Having fun on our waterways requires safety. Vic Stewart from the local Power Squadron offers an introductory class with interactive disc and materials to take home. FREE with paid admission. Ages 10 and older only.

Saw Palmetto Frond Basket Weaving

Sunday, April 19th 11:00am – 1:00pm: Twining and Palm Weaving It’s back! Basket weaving, palmetto brushes, twining and palm weaving. Learn great things to make with those palm fronds! PLEASE call the Calusa Nature Center to RSVP, this event will only be held if there are people planning to attend.[…]

Birding for Beginners with Wendell Vaught

Saturday, January 3rd, 10:00am   Bring the family AND your binoculars and learn the basics of birding with field expert Wendell Vaught. Learning where and how to look, how to listen, and how to use those binoculars properly can be the beginning of a lifetime of enjoyment.  Meet out on the[…]