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Refuge welcomes 2 new education interns 11/14

Tween Waters sponsors refuge’s 2015 film series 11/14

Save the date for second annual Upcycle! Art Fest to benefit ‘Ding’ Darling 11/14

Ding’ Darling plans holiday happy hour for shoppers 11/14

Ding’ Darling lecture series features nationally acclaimed experts 11/14

Ding’ Darling deputy manager swaps jobs 11/14

Save the date: Maine Dinner & Puffins for February Trailgate Party 11/14

Ding’ Darling hosts second annual photo contest for high schoolers 10/14

Nov. 17 deadline for science teacher grants 10/14

Free ‘Ding’ Darling Kids Fishing Derby casts off on causeway Nov. 8 10/14

DDWS announces ‘Ding’ Days photo contest winners 10/14

Duck Stamp artists, workshops headline free Conservation Art Day 10/14

Henson puppets, new game app highlights of free ‘Ding’ Family Fun Day 2013 10/14

Ding’ Days Silver Scavenger Hunt celebrates 25th 10/14

Discover Ding, wear the shirt 9/14

Refuge to offer 3 Wildlife Drive free-access days during ‘Ding’ Days’ 9/14

Ding’ Darling to celebrate National Public Lands Day 9/14

World-renowned Henson puppet troupe returns to ‘Ding’ Days 9/14

DDWS teacher grants deadline approaches 8/14

Ding’ Days offers special free tram tours 8/14

Ding’ Darling Refuge video gives the ‘poop’ on scat 8/14

Ding’ Days photo contest deadline Sept. 15 8/14

Ding’ Darling Wildlife Society promotes intern to staff 8/14

Discover Ding game app premiers for ‘Ding’ Days 8/14

Ding’ Darling to unveil new exhibit on Sea Turtle Day 8/14

Ding’ Days to celebrate 25th 8/14

 Island landscaper lends hand in saving vandalized refuge trees 7/14

DDWS names Giattini special counsel 7/14

'Ding' Darling Prescribed Burn Meeting 7/14

Ding’ Darling Refuge seeks help protecting trees from vandals 6/14

Refuge hosts free Sea Monsters programs with Mote Marine Laboratory 6/14

‘Ding’ Darling awards scholarships for environmental studies 6/14

Doc Ford’s steps up again for “Ding” Days sponsorship 6/14

Refuge welcomes boost in summer staffing 6/14

June brings free programs, exhibits to the refuge 5/14

‘Ding’ announces tarpon tournament winners, proceeds total 5/14

‘Ding’ Darling hosts, educates Kenyan delegation 4/14

Free family programs, Sea Monsters exhibit headline summer at ‘Ding’ 4/14

Wounded vet to fish in ‘Ding’ tarpon tourney 4/14

Sea turtles program with Mote Marine Laboratory slated at ‘Ding’ 4/14

‘Ding’ Darling announces high school photo contest winners 4/14

Earth Day at the Refuge features tours, free biking, arts, trash-talking 4/14

‘Ding’ Darling Upcycle! Art Fest web gallery open 4/14

Clyde Butcher wraps up ‘Ding’ Darling lecture series 3/14

‘Ding’ film follows whale activist’s journey 3/14

TV fishing celeb Peter Miller to fish ‘Ding’ Darling tourney 3/14

‘Ding’ Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament educates, conserves 3/14

Clyde Butcher wraps up ‘Ding’ Darling lecture series 3/14

‘Ding’ film follows whale activist’s journey 3/14

'Ding' lecture explores local amphibians, reptiles 3/14

‘Ding’ film pays homage to extinct bird species 3/14

‘Ding’ Upcycle! Art Fest to showcase Andrew Corke 3/14

Lee County, ‘Ding’ Darling Wildlife Society complete acquisition of historic Woodring property 3/14

Follow the Florida panther’s road to recovery at ‘Ding’ lecture 3/14

Refuge to host summer-long Sea Monsters exhibit from Mote Marine Laboratory 3/14

Go inside Everglades-captured pythons at next ‘Ding’ Darling film 3/14

 Citizen birding next up on ‘Ding’ lecture series 3/14

‘Ding’ Darling welcomes South Seas as accommodations partner 3/14

Refuge, DDWS honor volunteers 3/14

‘Ding’ gets on the map – the Google map, that is 3/14

 DDWS Board welcomes new members 2/14

 ‘Ding’ Darling hosts Fakahatchee Strand biologist 2/14

‘Ding’ Darling lecture to project hope for whooping cranes 2/14

 Save the date for Earth Day at the Refuge 2014 2/14

‘Ding’ Darling film series examines wolves dilemma 2/14

'Loving mangroves' topic of ‘Ding’ Darling lecture 2/14

Special ‘Ding’ lecture explores nutrient pollution 2/14

Save the date for third annual “Ding” Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament 2/14

Magnificent frigatebird tracking topic of ‘Ding’ Darling lecture 2/14

‘Ding’ Darling to air March of the Penguins 2/14 

Tarpon Bay Explorers tops $50,000 in ‘Ding’ contributions 2/14

‘Ding’ announces menu, new auction items for Trailgate Party 2/14 

Deadline approaches for ‘Ding’ Darling high school photo contest 1/14

Re-enactor brings Audubon to life at ‘Ding’ Darling 1/14

‘Ding’ Darling Film Series celebrates Sanibel’s natural legacy 1/14

Celebrity birding authors to speak at ‘Ding’ Darling 1/14

Trailgate 2014 features roseate spoonbill, live and silent auctions, tailgate food at ‘Ding’ 1/14

March 31 deadline for ‘Ding’ student scholarships 1/14

Refuge welcomes new education intern 1/14

Discover ‘Ding’ app to combine learning, technology, fun 1/14

Refuge welcomes biology interns 1/14

‘Ding’ Darling Film Series delves into the ocean’s deepest mysteries 1/14

‘Ding’ lecture reverts to old Sanibel 1/14 

‘Ding’ lecture series opens with law-breaking tales from the Florida backwoods 1/14

“Ding” Darling kicks off Film Series inside animal houses 12/13 

Refuge programs begin Jan. 2 12/13

Save the date for inaugural Upcycle! Art Fest at ‘Ding’ Darling 12/13

‘Ding’ Darling announces photo contest for high schoolers 12/13

DDWS approves new emeritus board member 12/13

New intern, staff for DDWS 12/13

DDWS announces student photo contest winners 12/13

DDWS awards $5,000 in school conservation education grants 11/13

‘Ding’ Darling plans his and her holiday happy hours for shoppers 11/13

Save the date: Get ‘in the pink’ at ‘Ding’ for February Trailgate Party 11/13

‘Ding’ Darling lecture series features nationally acclaimed experts 10/13

DDWS announces ‘Ding’ Days photo contest winners 10/13

Duck Stamp artists, workshops headline free Conservation Art Day 10/13

Refuge welcomes new education intern 10/13

 Tarpon Bay expands free 'Ding' Days tram tours offerings 9/13

 Free ‘Ding’ Darling Kids Fishing Derby casts off on causeway Nov. 9 9/13

DDWS teacher grants deadline approaches 9/13

‘Ding’ Darling to celebrate National Public Lands Day 9/13

Celebrity birders Don & Lillian Stokes return for private refuge birding tours 9/13

Wildlife Drive to reopen at ‘Ding’ Darling 9/13

‘Ding’ Family Fun Day targets archery skills 9/13

'Ding' welcomes new shared-use intern 8/13

‘Ding’ Days 2013 spices up calendar with new activities, events 8/13

Free Family Fun Day, puppet parade, art day highlights of ‘Ding’ Days 2013 8/13

Officials cut ribbon on Wildlife Education Boardwalk at ‘Ding’ 8/13

 Refuge staff finds cane toads on Sanibel 7/13

   DDWS meets preservation campaign goal 7/13


‘Ding’ Days photo contest is under way 7/13 

Anonymous donor ups Upcycle! Art Fest prize monies 7/13


‘Ding’ Darling awards scholarships for environmental studies 6/13


Doc Ford’s steps up again for “Ding” Days sponsorship 6/13


Save the date for inaugural Upcycle! Art Fest to benefit ‘Ding’ Darling 6/13

Refuge unveils artistic welcome archway sculpture 6/13

Refuge welcomes boosts in summer staffing 6/13


New Jr. Refuge Manager program joins ‘Ding’ summer line-up 5/13

Save the date for 24th annual “Ding” Darling Days 5/13


Interns get new housing at ‘Ding’ Darling 5/13


‘Ding’ tarpon tournament reels in $40,000 for conservation; 2014 dates announced 5/13

‘Ding’ Darling celebrates National Trails Day with new entryway 5/13

    
Hoteliers pledge assistance to ‘Ding’ Darling in sea turtle education 5/13

    
DDWS debuts Live Refuge Cam web page 5/13


‘Ding’ Darling summer programs begin May 21 5/13


Fair weather smiles on ‘Ding’ tarpon tournament 5/13


‘Ding’ adds monthly close-up nature photo workshop to summer programs 5/13


‘Ding’ Darling celebrates National Trails Day June 1 4/13


Philanthropy Journal honors islander with Exceptional Volunteer Award 4/13


Public invited to ‘Ding’ Tarpon Tournament after-party 4/13


‘Ding’ Darling expands summer programs 4/13

Bike, hike, and learn during Earth Day at the Refuge 4/13

 
Original painting to benefit refuge Preservation Campaign 4/13

Children’s Education Boardwalk construction begins at ‘Ding’ 4/13

Earth Day at the Refuge features tours, crafts, trash-talking 3/13


Anonymous mangrove cuckoo sculpture bidders, donors thank Sprankle 3/13


‘Ding’ Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament welcomes Presenting sponsors 3/13


Challenge donation puts ‘Ding’ campaign at goal’s threshold 3/13


Last in ‘Ding’ Film Series follows the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition 3/13


Ding’ campaign steps up efforts as it nears goal 3/13

Final ‘Ding’ lecture spotlights Sanibel sea turtles 3/13

 
Celebrity birding authors Don & Lillian Stokes to sign new book at ‘Ding’ 3/13

‘Ding’ lecture brings on the fire guys 3/13


Donation of $15,000 boosts ‘Ding’ campaign to $1.2 million mark 3/13

 
‘Ding’ Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament educates, conserves 3/13

‘Ding’ Film Series focuses on global plastic addiction 3/13

Author visits Southeast’s coastal birds at upcoming lecture 3/13

Refuge welcomes 2 new education interns 3/13
 
‘Ding’ breaks ground for Children’s Education Boardwalk 3/13
 
Darling documentary part of ‘Ding’ Film Series 3/13
 
‘Ding’ lecture follows refuge wildlife outreach to Asia 2/13
 
Learn how to ‘read a beach’ at ‘Ding’ lecture 2/13
 
'Ding' Darling Film Series presents special filmmaker showing 2/13
 
Celebrity birding authors Don & Lillian Stokes to lecture at ‘Ding’ 2/13

Islanders’ donation bring Refuge Preservation Campaign total to $844K 2/13

New faces at the refuge 2/13


Refuge staff honors volunteers 2/13


‘Ding’ lecture to reveal secret lives of snowy plovers  2/13


Cuckoo for ‘Ding’ sold out, remote auction open to all 2/13


“Ding” Darling continues Film Series with overfishing wake-up call 2/13


“Ding” Darling continues Film Series with stunning bird flight cinematography 1/13

Fishing author to speak at ‘Ding’ about fish habitats, responsible fishing 1/13

‘Ding’ announces menu, new auction items for Trailgate Party 1/13
 
Registration opens for ‘Ding’ Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament 1/13

‘Ding’ Darling steps up fundraising for Refuge Preservation Campaign 1/13

Artists Century, Ferrell donate works to ‘Ding’ Trailgate auction 1/13


‘Ding’ Darling continues Film Series with birds of paradise 1/13


‘Ding’ lecture gets scandalous 1/13


Tarpon Bay Explorers sweetens ‘Ding’ preservation campaign pot 1/13

‘Ding’ Darling announces campaign to purchase Woodring property 1/13
 
‘Ding’ lecture takes a close look at alligators 1/13
 
‘Ding’ Darling to unveil crocodile exhibit 1/13

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