Ding Darling Earth Day – April 21

 Earth Day at Ding Darling

If you haven’t been out to J.N. “Ding” Darling, this would be the day to go out and see what it’s all about.

Check out the schedule for the day.

7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wildlife Drive is open free to bikers and hikers
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free bike rentals from Tarpon Bay Explorers’ site (returns by 6 p.m.)
9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Guided Refuge Caravan Tour
10 a.m.The first 200 visitors to the Refuge will receive a FREE reusable
 shopping bag, courtesy of DDWS.
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ongoing Earth Crafts in the Education Center Education Lab
·        Make your own “Mother Earth” ornament
·        Create a pop-bottle butterfly or jellyfish
·        Learn from a pollinator and mind your own beeswax (candle that is)
·        Create your own bracelet out of “plarn” (plastic bag yarn)
·        Meet and greet refuge educator Bagzilla, costumed in a year’s worth of an average person’s disposable bag consumption
10-11 a.m. Guided Native Plant walk along Indigo Trail
*10-11:30 a.m. Narrated refuge tram tour
11-11:45 a.m. Reading at the Refuge
11:30 a.m.-noon “Let’s Talk Trash” Marine Timeline Competition for Kids- How long
does it take that trash to biodegrade in a marine environment? (Education Center Auditorium)
*11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Narrated refuge tram tour
Lunch on your own
1-1:30 p.m. Plastic Bottle Epidemic: America has a drinking problem and its time to kick
the (plastic) bottle
*1-2:30 p.m. Narrated refuge tram tour
1:30-2 p.m. Climate Change 101 – Learn the basics of climate change and what you can
do to help. (Education Center Auditorium)
2:30-3 p.m. Make Your Own Plarn- Plastic bag overload? Learn how to make “plarn”
(plastic-bag yarn) and weave reusable shopping bags that are 10 times stronger than other plastic bags. (Education Center Auditorium)
*2:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Narrated refuge tram tour
*4-5:30 p.m. Narrated refuge tram tour

*regular tram tour fees apply

Directions to J.N. “Ding” Darling

1 Wildlife Dr.

Sanibel, FL

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