Who Meets at the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium?

Who Meets at the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium?

The Calusa Herpetological Society


The Calusa Herpetological Society is dedicated to education, conservation and enjoyment of reptiles and amphibians. General meetings are held on the first Thursday each month at 7 pm, in the Iona House. Anyone with an interest in any aspect of herpetology or herpetoculture is welcome to attend, learn, and exchange their experiences. Non-members must pay $3.00 at the door.

For more information, contact President   Elaine Davis  (239) 810-9425 or email [email protected]


Fort Myers Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)


The Religious Society of Friends has Sunday Worship every Sunday at 10:30 am in the Iona House. Friends enjoy potluck luncheons on the first Sunday of each month. All are welcome.

For more information: call Nancy Howell at (239) 989-2503 or email [email protected]


Sierra Club-Calusa Group


Meets second Wednesday of each month at 6pm.

Our Mission: To explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.


The Calusa Group of the Sierra Club includes people from a four county area in Southwest Florida: Lee, Collier, Hendry and Glades. We currently have over 1500 members in the southwest Florida area. For more information, contact John Scott, Chair, at 239-822-0048, [email protected] .


Southwest Florida Astronomical Society


The Southwest Florida Astronomical Society was formed in l980 by amateur astronomers in Lee County, FL. Its purpose and goals include educating the public, school children, and scouts about the wonders of the night sky. SWFAS meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm in the planetarium.

For more information: email Brian Risley, President, at [email protected]


Southwest Florida Photographic Society


The Southwest Florida Photographic Society is open to photographers at all skill levels to share techniques, knowledge and friendships based on the common interest of refining our photographic skills, to come together in an environment that is mutually supportive and continues to be primarily educational. Photo Club meets on the second Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm in the Iona House. Anyone interested in photography is welcome.


Caloosahatchee River Citizens Association (Riverwatch), a Waterkeeper Alliance Affiliate


The Goals and Objectives of Riverwatch are: To strive to improve the River from its source to its mouth, including its impacts on riparian and estuarine systems, wildlife habitat, and marine life ; To promote public education concerning the historical significance, present condition, and future of the River and its watershed ; To increase public awareness of the importance of the River to our quality of life ; To study the effect of domestic, commercial, and agricultural uses of the River’s resources; To monitor and work to improve the River’s water quality, quantity, and flow characteristics; To observe and participate in the activities of public bodies responsible for the management of the River and its watershed.

Riverwatch meets every other month in the Iona House, 6:30pm. Please check the CRCA website for updates. Riverwatch @caloosahatchee.org


Southwest Florida Watershed Council


The Southwest Florida Watershed Council is a grass-roots, multi-county coalition of individuals, organizations, agencies and businesses that have come together to address the issues affecting the Caloosahatchee and Big Cypress watersheds.   The purpose of the Watershed Council is to ensure that the interests and concerns of all stakeholders are addressed, and that long term management strategies balance the needs of this region’s growth and the natural systems upon which our economy and quality of life depend.

The Watershed Council meets at the Iona House during the months of May-November.


OTHER GROUPS (Iona House, contact group for dates/times)

Gettin’ Picky

Caloosa Carvers

Scrappin Buddies

Aquarium Society


Note: The above information is current as of February 2016. Please contact a group before coming to a meeting – sometimes they have a change in plans! If you would like to have YOUR group meet at the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium, please contact us at 239-275-3435 or [email protected]