Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
The Friends of Rookery Bay's (FORB) mission is to connect people with Southwest Florida's dynamic estuarine environment through education, engagement and stewardship by supporting the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.
The Rookery Bay Reserve represents one of the few remaining undisturbed mangrove estuaries in North America. An amazing world exists within the 110,000 acres of pristine mangrove forest, uplands and protected waters of Rookery Bay. Where rivers and streams meet the sea, a unique habitat is formed. A myriad of wildlife, including 150 species of birds and many threatened and endangered animals, thrive in the estuarine environment and surrounding upland hammocks and scrub found within the Reserve.
A highlight for visitors is the Environmental Learning Center, which features aquariums, interactive exhibits, nature films, guided kayak tours, a walking trail, an art gallery, food concession and picnic areas, special events, and a gift shop.
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