What: National Estuaries Day
When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24
Where: Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road, Naples
How: Free tours and activities offered on first-come, first-served basis
Advance VIP passes are available for $25
The Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is hosting a National Estuaries Day celebration on Saturday, September 24. Guests can enjoy free admission to Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The annual event includes staff-narrated boat tours (bus transportation provided to the boat 15 minutes away), introductory 30-minute kayaking trips, stand-up paddleboarding demos on Henderson Creek, marine critter touch tank, live animal presentations, kids games and crafts, kids fishing clinic, Junior Scientist lab activities, face painting and more. A food truck will be on site during lunch hours.
Activities are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Sign up begins when doors open at 9 a.m. Age restrictions may apply, see website for more information: www.rookerybay.org/national-estuaries-day.