2019 Press Releases

Documentary BLUE takes on sea life decimation at ‘Ding’ film showing 12/19

Ivory-billed woodpecker quest topic of ‘Ding’ series film 12/19

‘Ding’ Darling film series explores bee buzz 12/19 

PBS’s The Swamp documentary to air at ‘Ding” Darling 12/19

California’s water heist topic of ‘Ding’ Darling film series airing 12/19

‘Ding” Darling free film series wraps up on the wings of rare eagle 12/19

‘Ding’ Darling lecturer traces story of Florida panther survival 12/19

DDWS welcomes first ‘Ding’ Dogs donor 12/19

‘Ding’ Darling free film series kicks off with Bluebird Man 12/19 

Clyde Butcher to talk about the Everglades at ‘Ding’ Darling lecture series 12/19

‘Ding’ Darling lecture series kicks off with blue jay redemption tale 12/19

‘Honey sommelier’ to talk about becoming an accidental beekeeper at ‘Ding’ Darling 12/19

‘Ding’ to host Zoo Miami ambassador’s photographic wildlife presentations 12/19

‘Ding’ Darling lecturer reveals ‘improbable tales’ of real Florida 12/19

‘Ding’ lecture looks at rain’s impact on nature, culture 12/19

Refuge celebrates National Bird Day on Jan. 2 12/19 

Refuge welcomes education intern 12/19

‘Ding’ Darling hosts seventh annual photo contest for high schoolers 12/19 

Sales of Clyde Butcher prints to benefit refuge 11/19 

‘Ding’ awards $9K in school conservation education grants 11/19

Free refuge programs begin Jan. 6 11/19 

‘Ding’ Darling announces 2020 film series lineup 11/19

$5.3 million grant awarded ‘Ding’ toward Wulfert Bayous habitat restoration 11/19

‘Ding’ to unveil new cartoonist studio exhibit Dec. 2 11/19 

Tarpon Bay Explorers offers specials to celebrate ‘Ding’ Darling’s 75th 10/19

‘Ding’ Darling to launch ShopDingDarling.com e-commerce site 10/19

DDWS announces ‘Ding’ Day photo contest winners 10/19

Refuge to celebrate opening of Clyde Butcher exhibition 10/19 

 ‘Ding’ Darling extends hours for Holiday Shopping Night 9/19

Live wildlife presentations, python talk, art activities highlights of ‘Ding’ Darling Day 9/19

Refuge welcomes new intern 9/19

Live animals highlight of ‘Ding’ Darling World Animal Day 9/19

Free and discounted tours part of 'Ding' Darling Day 9/19 

Free Wildlife Drive admission, beach clean-up highlights of National Public Lands Day at the Refuge 9/19

Project Refuge upcycle fashion show deadline approaches 9/19 

Duck Stamp artists, hands-on nature art part of ‘Ding’ Day 9/19

Refuge welcomes fall education intern 9/19

Save the date: Go Wild for ‘Ding’ – Lovin’ Spoonbills 8/19

DDWS teacher grants deadline Oct. 31 8/19

Free birding, biking tours and paddleboarding clinic new to ‘Ding’ Darling Day 8/19

Lee County commissioners approve Wulfert Bayous Conservation 20/20 contribution 8/19

Celebrity python hunter, scientist headline on ‘Ding’ Darling Day 8/19

New grant challenges people to donate to ‘Ding’ Darling’s Wildlife on Wheels (WoW) 8/19 

‘Ding’ Darling to host Badge University 7/19

‘Ding’ Darling free lecture series spotlights Clyde Butcher, bees, upcycled couture 7/19

The Swamp author scheduled for special ‘Ding’ events 7/19

‘Ding’ Darling to host Project Refuge upcycle fashion show 7/19

Refuge celebrates World Snake Day on July 16 7/19

‘Ding’ Day photo contest opens; refuge raises award prizes to celebrate 75th 7/19

Ding’ artist ‘in residence’ leads art outreach with PACE 6/19

‘Ding’ STAR teacher helps with environmental education 6/19

‘Ding’ Darling awards scholarships for environmental studies 6/19

‘Ding’ artist ‘in residence’ takes art outreach to Quality Life Center 6/19

Refuge welcomes visitor services intern 6/19

‘Ding’ artist ‘in residence’ program winds up free programs 6/19

Refuge celebrates World Sea Turtle Day on June 17 6/19

Refuge welcomes summer education intern 5/19

Save the date for 31st annual “Ding” Darling Day 5/19

‘Ding’ artist ‘in residence’ program features free pop-up studios, art journal walks 5/19

Refuge welcomes 2019 biology interns 5/19

‘Ding’ tarpon tournament breaks records with $125K raised, 88 fish caught 5/19

‘Ding’ Darling welcomes back two familiar faces 4/19

DDWS welcomes new board member 4/19

Artist ‘in residence’ program kicks off ‘Ding’ Darling 75th anniversary celebration 4/19

‘Ding’ Darling receives grant for Wildlife on Wheels (WoW) outreach 4/19

‘Ding’ free summer programs begin June 5 4/19

Admire the nature photography of Clyde Butcher at special ‘Ding’ exhibition 4/19 

‘Ding’ Darling hosts environmental advocacy issues archive 4/19

‘Ding’ Darling announces high school photo contest winners 3/19

‘Ding’ Darling accepting comments on proposed changes to recreation fee program 3/19 

Refuge, DDWS honor volunteers 3/19

Free Earth Day at the Refuge expands 3/19

March 31 DDWS scholarships application deadline 3/19

Ralph Woodring Story Hour brings exhibition to a close 3/19

Doc Ford’s co-sponsors eighth annual tarpon tournament 3/19

Save the date for 31st annual “Ding” Darling Days 3/19

Refuge welcomes new education intern 2/19

‘Ding’ Darling kicks off  68-acre land acquisition campaign 2/19

‘Ding’ Darling to celebrate National Wildlife Day, Feb. 22 2/19

One-of-a-kind art goes on auction block for Go Wild for ‘Ding’ 2/19

Sanibel Prescribed Burn Task Force to host information meeting 1/19

March 31 DDWS scholarships application deadline 1/19 


 Refuge welcomes visitor services intern 1/19