Looking to gain a little knowledge about the Florida Everglades? Join us for a guided walk with certified Florida Naturalists. The best part? It's right in our backyard- only a 30 minute drive from Marco Island! On this mornings trip we saw a red shouldered hawk, red-bellied woodpecker and a pileated woodpecker all from one vantage point!

Feb 25, 8 - 12 p.m.

Enjoy this fun and informative class designed to help you identify birds around you. Oriented toward the beginning birder, the classroom session explores how to use birds’ plumage, shape, behavior and habitat to recognize various species. It also covers the effective use of binoculars and field guides. During the second part of the class you will learn more tricks of the trade during a field trip to a nearby park where you can enjoy practicing new skills. Cost is $40.

239-530-5977, www.rookerybay.org, [email protected]

Feb. 20 – 24, 8:30 – 4:30 p.m.

In five days you will learn everything you need to know to draw proficiently in colored pencil, no experience required. This class will make you a master at various colored pencil techniques, and capturing things realistically. Hammond has been a professional artist and art instructor for more than 30 years. She has published more than 35 art instruction books. Cost is $395 (supplies are not included).

239-530-5977, www.rookerybay.org, [email protected]

Feb 18, 8 – 12 p.m.

Southwest Florida is a critical stopover site for thousands of migrating and wintering shorebirds. In this class, Adam DiNuovo of Audubon Florida will discuss the life history of these birds and the amazing journeys many of them make annually. Learn how to use plumage, size, and behavior to help with identification. The classroom session will be followed by a trip to Tigertail Beach, one of the most important winter shorebird sites in Florida, where we will see many of the birds discussed. Cost is $40.

239-530-5977, www.rookerybay.org, [email protected]

Feb 13, 9 - 12:30 p.m.

Get the best pictures possible and truly understand your digital camera’s features. You will learn how to use your camera's shutter, aperture, ISO control and the drive modes to create images with impact and creativity. No previous camera or photography experience is necessary, just a desire to learn. Sonny Saunders has over 35 years of experience in photography and instruction and is renowned for his ability to communicate to a wide variety of students. Cost is $55.

239-530-5977, www.rookerybay.org, [email protected]

Feb 9, 6 - 8 p.m.

Dr. Ellen Prager is a marine scientist and author widely recognized for her expertise and ability to make science entertaining and understandable for people of all ages. She currently works as a freelance writer, consultant, and science adviser to Celebrity Xpedition in the Galapagos Islands. The evening includes beer, wine and appetizers. Admission is $25, or $20 for Friends of Rookery Bay members.

239-530-5977, www.rookerybay.org, [email protected]

The San Marco Knights of Columbus Assembly 2514 will be hosting a Senior Prom Dinner Dance on March 18, 2017 at the San Marco Parish Center 851 San Marco Road Marco Island. The event time will be 6:30PM-10:30PM. This sit down dinner will be catered by Frisco's and includes Caesar Salad, Chateaubriand Seared Beef Tenderloin with Port Wine Glaze, Potatoes and Seared Asparagus and a Godiva Chocolate Bundt Cake for dessert. Cash bar available and Disc Jockey Scott Dean will be spinning the best of the 50's, 60's, Motown and more. King and Queen of the Prom will be selected from the audience during the evening. Tickets are $55.00 per person. Call John at 642-9840, Joe Granda at 450-4065 or Ben at 201-681-8988 for tickets. This event is a fundraiser for our Military Veterans. Peace and Love to All!!

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