3 To Do: Environment, education and commemoration
1. Bringing the environment home
A series of timely talks on environmental topics that affect Southwest Florida in particular.
Michael Savarese, Ph.D., professor, Department of Marine & Earth Sciences, University of California, who has been working on a NOAA-funded effort with University of Florida helping managers and planners in Collier County contend with the projected effects of sea-level rise.
At 5:30 p.m., June 16. Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island.
All free, but reservations requested at 239-394-4221.
2. Conservancy's Little Explorers
Thursdays, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. through August. Little Explorer Play Zone in the Nature Center, The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples.
Preschool programs for ages 18 months to 5 years old, with various themes for each month — June, ocean animals like seahorses; July, nature, such as tracking critters and learning where turles live; August, land animals, such as living like a black bear.
Plan your visit around one of the daily talks for adults at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15p.m. Free with admission. $17.95 adults, $9.95 ages 3 and older.
See details on the website, conservancy.org or call 239-262-0304.
3. Juneteenth Freedom Day at the Park
Fom 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 18. River Park Community Center, 301 11th St. N., Naples.
A festive day commemorating the official end of slavery in the U.S., sponsored by the NAACP of Collier County. It includes spoken word performances, live music, a kids' corner with games and more, food for purchase and speakers.
For vendor and entertainment information/opportunities, call 512-294-0485.