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Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve Wading Trip

November 5, 2019 @ 1:30 pm EST

Discover first-hand why estuaries are known as “cradles of the ocean” and take a refreshing journey into the waters of Estero Bay. Wade into mudflats and seagrass beds at low tide to find many of the plants and animals that call this estuary home. Dip nets and seine nets will be provided for participants to collect organisms such as fish, shrimp, crabs, and snails, which will be placed in buckets or magnifiers so that everyone can take a closer look, and learn how each living creature plays an important role in the ecosystem. Participants will be required to wear closed toe shoes that can get wet and muddy, such as old tennis shoes or diving booties, and a swimsuit or shorts. Recommended items to bring include a water bottle, snack, towel, reef-safe sunscreen, and a change of clothes.

Eventbrite registration is required to participate. Children 5 and under are free. For children 5 and under or to schedule a group wading trip, please call for ticket information. Particpants will receive directions to the meeting location upon registration. Please call EBAP at (239) 530-1003 for additonal information.

Details

Date:
November 5, 2019
Time:
1:30 pm EST
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Venue

Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve State Park
700-1 Fisherman's Wharf Ft.
Ft. Myers Beach,FL33931
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Phone:
239-530-1001
Website:
http://floridadep.gov/fco/aquatic-preserve/locations/estero-bay-aquatic-preserve