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CCAS partners once again with FGCU's Wings of Hope, Panther Posse programs
Collier County Audubon is proud once again to sponsor FGCU's Wings of Hope and Panther Possee programs with Ricky Pires, Wings of Hope Director.
This season they have a dedicated room for the Panther Posse's in the Arts building. It certainly is a magical room filled with everything you ever wanted to know about Panthers and nature (see photos).
It's a program you won't forget.
From National Audubon Society:
CCAS partners with Corkscrew Sanctuary to support area elementary schools
Yes, it is that time! The big yellow buses have hit the pavement carrying loads of new Insect Adventurers and Wild Florida Young Naturalists back to school.
Corkscrew's Education Department is pleased to announce that due to a generous contribution from Collier County Audubon Society, curriculum programs are expanding to include three new teams from Immokalee. Approximately 250 students, 14 teachers and numerous adult chaperones will join the Sanctuary's program this year, which historically has reached 1,200 students.
Eden Park Elementary, located near Lake Trafford, will participate in both second and fifth grade programs for the first time. Science Specialist Ms. Maribel Magdaleno and participating teachers are thrilled, having patiently waited for the opportunity to engage their students in field programs at Corkscrew.
Village Oaks Elementary, serving a large population of migrant families, will also expand its partnership with Corkscrew by participating in the fifth grade Wild Florida Adventure. This will be an invaluable addition as their second grade team has participated for years and it is a goal to have students engaged in subsequent programs as they progress through their elementary education. Four of the seven participating schools will now have both second and fifth grade teams involved.
Corkscrew sincerely thanks our loyal and dedicated returning School Sponsors who have consistently supported schools that might not otherwise have the resources to engage in outdoor learning opportunities.
Returning teachers from Sabal Palm, Lely, Poinciana, Corkscrew, Village Oaks, and Estates have all taken great initiative to implement meaningful classroom lessons and assist with the delivery of field programs, with 18 teachers serving as lead naturalists for their students this year.
To learn more about Insect Adventure or Wild Florida Adventure, please visit the Corkscrew website or contact Rebecca Beck at firstname.lastname@example.org or 239-348-9151 ext. 114.
FGCU Panther Posse Room
FGCU Panther Posse Water Exhibit