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2 Park Ranger “To Go” Take Out Menu Collier County Parks and Recreation is pleased to present this menu of natural history programs that can be delivered to your classroom or to a Collier County Park near you!

3 Native American Entrees The Calusa: People of the Estuary introduces students to the culture of the Calusa and the prehistory of southwest Florida. Florida’s Seminole and Miccosukee tells the history of these Florida Native American cultures.

4 Florida History Entrees Florida’s Hurricane History introduces students to some of the hurricanes that have struck Florida in the last 100 years. History of Collier County tells the story of Florida’s last frontier through the eyes of some colorful southwest Florida pioneers. Florida’s Hurricane History introduces students to some of the hurricanes that have struck Florida in the last 100 years. History of Collier County tells the story of Florida’s last frontier through the eyes of some colorful southwest Florida pioneers.

5 Plant and Animal Entrees A Closer Look at Spiders brings spiders into the classroom for a real close look at Florida native and non-native species. A Closer Look at the Ocean introduces students to the many different kinds of animals that call the ocean home. Of Time and Place: Native Plants Native Peoples introduces students to the many uses of Florida native plants and a few common plants that changed the world. Alligators: introduces students to the top predator in the Everglades.

6 Material Culture Entrees The Story in a Box introduces students to the study of material culture by analyzing artifacts from different time periods and creating a story based on what is in the box. Garbage Archaeology has students analyzing trash using the science of archaeology to analyze material culture, discuss the myths and realities of trash, landfills, and recycling.

7 Eco-System Entrees Everglades Baseball is an introduction to the Everglades eco-system. This interactive program tests students Everglades IQ by playing a baseball game.

8 Nature Tales explore the wonderful world of plants and animals through story-telling, puppetry, and a related craft activity. Great for pre-K and K students.

9 Ala Carte Selections Programs can be developed to meet your specific curriculum needs. You can also mix and match current entrees to create something new.

10 Field-based Entrees Collier County Parks and Recreation has many park sites that offer limitless opportunities for students to take a closer look at Florida’s varied eco-systems.

11 Barefoot Beach Preserve Barefoot Beach Preserve Barefoot Beach Preserve is a 342-acre barrier island that is home to five distinct habitats- estuary, maritime hammock, coastal strand, dune, and beach. The Preserve also serves as a gopher tortoise sanctuary. The Preserve has a butterfly garden, cactus garden, one-mile Saylor Nature Trail, and picnic area.

12 Tigertail Beach believed to be named for Seminole Chief Charley Tigertail is located on Marco Island, the largest in a chain of islands known as the Ten Thousand Islands. Tigertail is listed as one of the top birding sites in Florida and boasts a lagoon system ideal for observing marine life. Tigertail has a playground and picnic area.

13 Sugden Regional Park features a 60-acre fresh water lake, 1.5 mile paved nature trail, picnic pavilions, butterfly garden, and a large open free-play area.

14 North Collier Regional Park is our newest facility and home to the Exhibit Hall, a natural history learning center and laboratory with 30 microscopes. A boardwalk takes students through a restored wetland habitat.

15 School-based and field-based programs are:  Free  Hands-on, multi-sensory, and sometimes noisy  Designed for students in grades K-5  Include “Outside Inside Boxes” of artifacts and pre- / post- visit materials  Meet State Standards

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