3 To Do: Celebrate wildlife on Wednesday

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File: A great egret takes flight on one of the islands in Rookery Bay on June 28, 2016 in Naples, Florida.

1. Wednesday: National Wildlife Day

National Wildlife Day is Wednesday, Sept. 4. Visitors to the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center can celebrate National Wildlife Day with buy one get one free entrance.

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On National Wildlife Day, people are encouraged to take the opportunity to learn more about endangered species, preservation and conservation efforts around the world.

File: Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center.

No registration necessary. Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and is located at 300 Tower Road, Naples.

Information rookerybay.org or 239-530-5940.

2. Reminder: Beach cleanup

The Beach & Coastal Resources Advisory Committee City of Marco Island presents an evening beach cleanup from 6 until 7 p.m., Sept. 3, at South Beach.

Volunteers pick up “non-organic” material like straws, cigarette butts, plastic and paper. MICA provides gloves, bags and water.

The Marco Chamber provides “trash grabbers” and buckets. Repeat participants: wear your “Love Your Beach T-Shirt.”

New volunteers,  you get a t-shirt for helping.

3. Healthy Cooking with Chef Daniela

From 5:30 until 7:30 p.m,. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Neighborhood Organics, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Unit 131, Naples.

File: Chef Daniela Craciun cuts an avocado to add on top of a shrimp-filled ravioli.

Chef Daniela will showcase a three-course testing menu and reveals techniques on how to prepare a healthy meal using Moringa. $50 per person. Limited seating available, so guests are encouraged to RSVP early.

Information: 239-919-0937, facebook.com/neighborhoodorganics.