Volunteer Jeanne Taylor, right, displays a manatee skull to Debbie Mulcahy. Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research celebrated National Estuaries Day on Saturday at the Environmental Learning Center on Collier Blvd. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
Along with the nation's other NERRs, or National Estuarine Research Reserves, Rookery Bay celebrated National Estuaries Day on Saturday. The Reserve offered a host of displays, lectures and activities, all to allow people to understand the vital role that estuaries play in the life and health of our natural surroundings.