April 26 - Annisa Karim, SW Florida Cooperative Invasive Species.  Ms. Karim will be giving a presentation on combating invasive plants and animals, an introduction to regional efforts and reporting options. 

 All programs are free and open to the public.  However, seating is limited.  Please contact the Friends to reserve a seat two days before the program at sloughconnections@gmail.com or (239) 533-7557.

 Programs are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at the Interpretive Center, Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, 7751 Penzance Blvd in Fort Myers.

  

2017 Summer Camp Scholarship

Four weeks of specialty camps are offered each summer at Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve. A maximum of 12 scholarships will be awarded by the Friends of Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, our non-profit organization that supports educational opportunities at the Slough. 

 All sessions of the camps involve exploring and learning about nature through the beauty of the Slough. Each camp is led by the Camp Director and Lead Counselor, with additional support by Volunteer Counselors.  Every camp day follows a detailed schedule of activities in the Slough’s Interpretive Center, boardwalk trail, Rock & Stroll Garden, and wet walk trail (Fridays only). Children should not bring any electronic equipment (e.g. cell phones, i-Pods) to camp.

 Please note, these are day-camps with specific drop-off and pick-up times. Campers must bring their own lunch, snacks, and refillable water bottle with a strap or clip. Each scholarship covers the full cost of the camp program fee ($75). Scholarships are awarded as acceptable applications are received. If a student is interested in attending two sessions, the Friends may grant two scholarships if your essay is accepted and space is available.  Download the 2017 scholarship application here.

Open Category - 1st Place - Photographer, Landon Snider

Open Category - 1st Place - Photographer, Landon Snider

 

 

Plant Category - 1st Place - Photographer, John McConnell

Plant Category - 1st Place - Photographer, John McConnell