Our Saturday Lecture Series features guest speakers who are experts on subjects ranging from shells to dolphins, eagles to tortoises, and to early Florida Indian culture. For years, these popular lectures have played to overflow crowds. Program sponsored by Friends of Barefoot Beach Preserve. Park in the first parking area on the right and meet at the Learning Center at 10:00am.
(Approximately a 1-hour lecture)
Program cost: FREE. Reservations are NOT required. There is an $8.00 entrance fee into the park for those who do not have a current Collier County beach parking permit.
Activities have ended for this year. Below is the 2020 schedule which is representative of the programs offered during "Season". The schedule for 2021 will be posted in December, 2020. Please check back then.
Shorebird -- Migrating - Anne Mauro, (Rookery Bay Avian Ecologist)
Women in the Everglades - Marya Repko
Marine Megafauna of Captiva - Dolphins, Sea Turtles & Manatees- Stephanie Plein, (Marine Biologist)
Naples Bay Oyster Reef Restoration Project - Stephanie Molloy PhD, (City of Naples Natural Resources Manager)
Blooms & Butterflies - Ranger Sajel Dodia (Big Cypress Preserve)
Domestic Cats & Wildlife - Colleen Durham, (Conservancy SWFL)
Introduction to Bee Keeping from Flower to Honey - Dennis & Virginia Riggs
Mosquitoes - Collier Mosquito Control: Patrick Linn (Exec. Dir.) & Robin King (Communications)
Grassroots Movement Shaping Florida Water Policy - Captains for Clean Water: Daniel Andrews & Alycia Downs
Battle Against Invasive Species - Ranger from Big Cypress Preserve
Africa Untamed: Cradle of Human Kind - Jack Berninger
Why Native Plants? - Tony Mauriello
Wetland Ecology -- Mangroves - Dr. Brian Bovard, (FGCU)
Virtual Tour of Corkscrew Swamp - Mike and Sandy Hollenhorst & Lorraine Tyre, (FMN)
Panther Outreach - Ashlee O'Connor, (FWC)
Living with Florida's Wildlife - Jayne Johnston