May 24, 2017
09:00 am - 01:00 pm
Open Studio Class with Artist-in-Residence Lee Hammond (drawing)

Open studio classes are for new or existing students to work independently on their artwork. Bring your art projects and allow Lee Hammond to show you how to improve and complete your drawings (graphite or colored pencil only- no pastel). Supplies are not included. Cost is $45

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

May 10, 2017, 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

The Friends of Rookery Bay present the Fine Art of Lee Hammond from May 8 through September 15, with works submitted by the Rookery Bay Artist-in-Residence, Lee Hammond. The exhibit will feature a selection of her works in graphite, watercolor and acrylic, some of which are for sale. The Opening Reception will feature wine and light hors d’oeuvres. Admission is $3 for the public and free to Friends of Rookery Bay members.
www.rookerybay.org, 239-530-5977, [email protected]

May 9, 2017, 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Learn about birds at this new summer lecture series! Adam DiNuovo has been working with shorebirds and seabirds across the US and beyond for more than 15 years. He is currently the Shorebird Stewardship Program Manager for Audubon Florida. Event begins with a light breakfast and mingling. The lecture will be followed by a question & answer session. Cost is $15.

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

June 5 - June 9, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Discover our unique coastal environment with Rookery Bay staff and local researchers! This week-long camp brings students into the field to experience concept in ecology, marine biology, sustainability, and citizen science. Program is open to students who have completed 7th or 8th grade with an interest in marine science. Dropoff and pickup at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. $375

Questions? Contact Jeannine Windsor at 239-530-5989. https://rookerybay.org/calendar.html

May 15, 2017, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

If you want to get the best pictures possible, and truly understand your camera’s features, the Essentials of Digital Photography: How to get the most from your digital camera workshop is for you. This class covers the essentials of your digital camera. 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, [email protected], https://rookerybay.org/calendar.html

May 3, 2017, 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

Curious about what lives underneath the waves? Ever wonder about how microscopic plankton are connected to sharks? Students will use microscopes to identify different species of plankton and learn about their roles in the estuarine ecosystem. We’ll then head to the top trophic level to learn about sharks; what species are here and why some sharks are considered to be indicator species. Depending on the age a story time or trail walk will also be included.

The opportunity is limited to a maximum of 30 students ages 7-14.

Cost is $15, includes one child and one adult. Each additional child is $10. Price includes admission to the Environmental Learning Center for the day.

Questions? Contact Dita O'Boyle at 239-530-5976, [email protected], https://rookerybay.org/calendar.html

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