Coastal Climate Walks

Kid Friendly in Sarasota

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Friday's 9:30 AM - 12 PMJoin us for all 7 walks, 4 walks, or just one.Discover how climate change is affecting our coastline. Don't despair - walking in nature and sharing our concerns will help us to become happier, healthier and change the outcomes for our environment.All walks are short with lots of time interpreting the natural and cultural history. Focus is on positive outcomes with community solutions.​Wear walking shoes and dress for the weather. Emerson Point: Florida's First People ~ March 1Ken Thompson: Sea Level Rise ~ March 8Perico Preserve: Coastal Resilience ~ March 15Leffis Key: Early Restoration Efforts ~ March 22Robinson Preserve: Mangrove Migration ~ March 29Grassy Point & Neal Preserve: Intracoastal ~ April 5Felts Preserve: Bird Migration Changes ~ April 12
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Felts Audubon Preserve, Palmetto, FloridaDiscover how climate change is affecting bird migration patterns.Migratory songbirds, bird blind, bird ecology, professional binoculars provided!Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Emerson Point Preserve, Palmetto, FloridaDiscover how Florida's First People adjusted to a moving coastline.Native Technology and ethnobotany.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Ken Thompson Park, Sarasota, FloridaDiscover how sea level rise is affecting our coast.Mangrove boardwalk, plant and animal identification.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Perico Preserve, Bradenton, FloridaDiscover how Florida's land managers re-create a coastline.Native plants, animals, gopher tortoise habitat, new seagrass meadows.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Leffis Key Preserve, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FloridaDiscover the first mangrove coastal restoration project on Sarasota Bay.How to plant mangroves, mangrove forest boardwalk, inlet dynamics, bird migration stopover.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Robinson Nature Preserve, Bradenton, FloridaDiscover how mangroves are adapting to a moving coastline.Mangrove physiology, salterns, fiddler crabs, coastal restoration.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Neal Preserve, Bradenton, FloridaAfter we walk Grassy Point, we will drive to Neal Preserve across the causeway.Discover how mangrove forests protect our inland waterways.Native coastal plants, observation tower at Neal Preserve, wild cotton plants!Duration: 2 hours

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