Thursday , 6th March, 6:00pm
Sierra Club, Calusa Group
Monthly meeting, free and open to the public, new members welcome. This month's discussion topic is Oil Drilling in Southwest Florida.
Saturday, 8th March, 10:00am-2:00pm
Creepy Crawlie Day
Co-sponsored by the Calusa Herpetological Society, learn about things that slither and slime. Included with regular admission, this is an annual must-see event!
Tuesday, 11th March, 11:00am-noon
Hikes for Tykes-Butterfly Walk
Come walk our Pine Loop trail in search of butterflies! This walk is not stroller accessible. For children ages 3-5 and their families. Register in advance by calling 275-3435. Included with admission.
Thursday, 13th March, 6:30pm
Florida Native Plant Society
Monthly meeting of the Coccoloba Chapter featuring Russ Hoffman, Beautiful Ponds. Join us for a social at 6:30 and program at 7pm. Free and open to the general public.
Friday, 14th March AND Monday- Friday, 17th-21st March, 9:00am-4:00pm
Spring Break Camp-"Fantastic Fossils"
Learn all about our past through fun-filled adventures and activities including an onsite fossil dig! Members $30.00 per day. Non-members $40.00 per day. Registration applications available at the Nature Center and online at www.calusanature.org
Saturday , 15th March, 7:00-8:30pm
Orion the Hunter-Celestial Garden of Gems!
The constellation Orion is prominent now in our evening sky and is a true garden of celestial gems. The two brightest stars-red giant, Betelgeuse, and blues-white Rigel stand in wonderful color contrast. The famous Belt of Orion is easily recognized by many people. Below his belt is the sword he carries that contains one of the most beautiful objects to view in a telescope, the famous "Orion Nebula". This is a cloud of gas and dust where new stars are forming. We'll start inside the planetarium for a Southwest Florida Astronomical Society. Donations accepted.
Thursday, 20th March, 7:00pm
Audubon of Southwest Florida
Monthly meeting featuring a lecture on BATS by Allyson Webb. Come learn about the only flying mammal that is commonly misunderstood. Donations accepted.
Thursday, 20th March, all day, begins at 8:30am
Introduction to journaling with Dr. Bill Hammond
Opening series of this monthly workshop. what better way to celebrate the first day of spring! Please bring your journals and pencils for this fun and informative way to learn about our natural surroundings. Included with general admission.
Tuesday , 25th March, 11:00am-noon
Learn about these fascinating fluttery creatures! activities and a craft are included with admission. For children ages 3-5 and their families. Must register by the 24th of March.
Saturday, 28th March, 7:30-9:00pm
Come learn what animal some out once the sun goes down. Your experience will begin with a nocturnal animal presentation followed by a walk through one of our three trails for a "Critters at night" experience. Bring your flashlight and wear appropriate shoes. $10.00 non members and $8.00 members. Max 15 hikers. Advance payment required. Register by the 27th of March.
Friday, 29th March, 11:00am-1:00pm
Crafters for CrittersTM Workshop
Come on out and learn about new nature craft classes that will be offered in the future. 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. come out and learn a new craft and help our critters!
March 2014 Daily Schedule
Tuesdays and Fridays
Noon Solar Observing ( Tuesdays and Fridays)
1:00pm Live Animal presentation in the main building (everyday)
1:30 pm Planetarium Show - The Sky Tonight-- A live narrated tour of the current night sky from sunset to sunrise pointing out the planets and constellations currently visible.(Tuesdays and Fridays)
2:15pm Planetarium Show – Spring Stargazing( Tuesdays and Fridays) A 15 minute movie highlighting spring constellations and how to locate them in the night sky.
3:00 pm Planetarium Show - Pluto-Past and Present ( Tuesdays and Fridays)- Join us for this program to learn about the history of Pluto's discovery by American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh, and find out more about the new Horizons mission on its way to Pluto which is set to arrive in July 2015.
Mon, Wed, Thursdays, Sat, and Sundays
1:00pm Live animal presentation in the main building (everyday)
1:30pm Spring Stargazing( M, W ,Th, Sat , Sun)-This 15 minute program features the constellations of the spring night sky and explains how to learn your way around the sky.
2:15pm Moon Dreams and Twenty Four Hours to the Moon( M, W, Th, Sat, Sun)- Two programs about the triumphs of the Apollo missions and visions for future human lunar exploration AND learn about the origin of the moon and its effect on the oceans and life on Earth.
3:00pm Two small pieces of Glass ( M, W, Th, Sat, Sun)- Explore the workings, origins, and power of the telescope in this excellent show about the telescope, astronomy , and the universe.
Dog Day Afternoons- Wednesdays and Sundays from 3:00pm-5:00pm. Dogs are welcome on walking trails only; all dogs must be leashed while on the property. Admission :$5.00 per dog. ( dog owners are free)
Regular hours of operation are from 10:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Saturday. On Sundays, the CNCP is open from 11:00pm-5:00pm. Admission is $10.00 per adult and $5.00 per child between the ages of 3 and 12.
***Correct as of 3/1/14. PLEASE CALL 239-275-3435 TO CONFIRM SCHEDULE INFORMATION***