Kids Free Friday at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center will feature a “Meet the Mascots” opportunity at 12:15 p.m., Friday.
Polka Dottie Batfish and Giver from Charity for Change will participate in a check presentation between Karen Conley, president and CEO of Charity for Change, and Bruce Robertson, president of the Friends of Rookery Bay Board of Directors.
Students at Calusa Park, Golden Terrace, Lake Park, and Lely elementary schools raised $128 for Rookery Bay as part of the Charity for Change character building and philanthropy program.
Kids Free Fridays offers free admission for children 12 and younger, along with activities such as shark tooth dig, face painting, stories, crafts and nature films. The July 15 shark of the day is the Megalodon, a now-extinct massive predator that munched on 30-foot whales half its size.