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Conservancy of SWFL adds live animal encounters to curriculum

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Posted at 3:38 PM, Jan 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-16 15:38:18-05

NAPLES, Fla. — The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is expanding its STEM E-learning Adventures program to include a new e-learning hub, according to a press release.

They say the hub will be filled with educational videos, ecology-focused crafts, outdoor data-collecting activities, and interactive written exercises, which will be available to both in-person and virtual learners.

Conservancy staff will also be hosting virtual, interactive live animal encounters with snakes, alligators, turtles, an owl, bald eagle, and red-tailed hawk.

“Seeing students light up with excitement as they engage with us on a virtual platform is always rewarding,” said Tonya Zadrozny, education programs coordinator at the Conservancy. “While we miss seeing students in-person, we are excited for the opportunity to continue educating and inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards on a digital platform.”

The Conservancy's E-Learning Hub can be viewed here.