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Conservancy of Southwest Florida to offer summer environmental camps for children

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida again will offer its popular summer camps to area children interested in researching coastal habitats, wildlife and oceans.

For children completing kindergarten through sixth grades, Oceans Ahoy explores marine biology and oceans, Marsh Mania covers coastal mangroves and cypress swamps, and Critter Camp examines scaly, splashy and feathered animals found across Southwest Florida. For students finishing grades seven through nine, the Junior Naturalist program offers hands-on activities and ecosystem exploration, and also allows participants to complete 10 hours of community service.

“These camps provide a wonderful opportunity for students to continue stimulating their minds during the summer months while developing a lifelong commitment to protecting our water, land and wildlife,” said Rob Moher, president and CEO of the Conservancy. “We look forward to providing opportunities for young conservationists to fully immerse themselves in environmental education as they explore the amazing coastal habitats and wildlife in Southwest Florida.”

Weekly camps begin June 11 and run through Aug. 3, with the exception of the week around Independence Day. Camp hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with extended care programs available.

The weekly cost is $255 to $285 for Conservancy members, and $305 to $335 for non-members. Registration opens March 19 for Conservancy members and March 26 for non-members.

The Conservancy’s summer camps are generously supported by Naples Children & Education Foundation, The Minto Group and Culture Builds Florida.

For more information, please visit Conservancy.org/SummerCamp or call 239-262-0304 x266.

About the Conservancy of Southwest Florida:
The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is a not-for-profit environmental protection organization with a 50-year history focused on the issues impacting the water, land wildlife and future of Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. The Conservancy accomplishes this mission through the combined efforts of its experts in the areas of environmental science, policy, education and wildlife rehabilitation. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, world-class Nature Center and von Arx Wildlife Hospital are headquartered in Naples, Florida, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, south of the Naples Zoo off Goodlette-Frank Road. Learn more about the Conservancy’s work and how to support the quality of life in Southwest Florida www.conservancy.org.

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