Saturday, January 22, 2022

Conservancy to host Earth Day Festival April 18

Featuring live animal shows, special programs, live music, local vendors and exhibits, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s annual Earth Day Festival is a “not-to-be-missed” eco- and family-friendly event for all ages.

The public is invited to the Conservancy’s annual Earth Day Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 18 at the Conservancy Nature Center, 1495 Smith Preserve Way in Naples.

Conservancy biologist and python expert Ian Bartoszek will share his innovative work with pythons in Southwest Florida; the Naples Zoo will present its popular animal show featuring live animals; and Conservancy Veterinarian, Dr. P.J. Deitschel will be back to ‘wow’ guests with a “Day in the Life at the Wildlife Hospital.” To view a video preview of her engaging and informative talk, click here.

The environmentally friendly event offers activities for all ages including electric boat tours along the Gordon River, educational programs for kids and adults, expert lectures, arts and crafts, face painting, hands-on habitat experiences, live music, locally made crafts and tasty festival food.

As a part of Earth Day festivities, admission fees are reduced. Conservancy members are admitted for free. Admission for non-members is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 3-12; younger children are admitted for free. The first 50 guests will receive a free Conservancy t-shirt.

For more information, visit or call 239-262-0304.

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