The Smithsonian Museum on Main Street Water/Ways traveling exhibit will be visiting the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge's Visitor & Education Center from Friday, October 28, through Thursday, December 8. The brand-new, first-of-its-kind exhibit's six stops in Florida are sponsored through the Florida Humanities Council. Its visit to "Ding" Darling required a competitive bidding process.

Click HERE to see the brochure and full calendar of events. Highlights include:

Weekly water-related Wednesday Film Festival, sponsored by LCEC (10 a.m. and 1 p.m.): 

Friday Soak-It-In Speaker Series (1 p.m.):

Engulfed art show by the Southwest Florida Fine Craft Guild

Mac Stone's water-themed gallery

Hands-on Saturday Go With the Flow watershed table hands-on experiences

Special FREE Saturday H-2-GO family programs 

  • October 29 Marine Debris Timeline - How long does decomposition take?
  • November 5 The Incredible Journey - Follow a drop of water throught the water cycle
  • November 12 Pollution Solution - Identify and avoid sources of potential water pollution.
  • November 19 Food Web Frenzy - How is the ecosystem connected?
  • November 26 Free Kids Fishing Derby on the Sanibel Causeway
  • December 3 WaterVentures Florida's Learning Lab experience

Aqua Ranger Scavenger Hunt with prizes

Discounted Saturday Nature & Sea Life Cruises at Tarpon Bay Explorers (except for November 26)

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