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ROTARY PARK ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER • 239.549.4606 • www.CapeParks.com

Please register in advance for all of the following programs.

HOME & GARDEN

WILD EDIBLES WALK (16+ yrs) Learn how to identify some edible plants in the wild and how to incorporate them into your landscaping. $5 Res / $8 Non-Res DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) REC CODE W 10:00-11:00am 5/4 345525-01 W 10:00-11:00am 8/31 345525-02 INTRODUCTION TO FLORIDA FRIENDLY GARDENING This is a great class for longtime residents and new residents alike. Learn what plants to use and where, how to create a beautiful and eco friendly yard, be efficient with your use of water and more. This class is FREE, but please RSVP to qualify for a free plant. Free DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) REC CODE F 1:00-4:00pm 5/13 345161-01 F 6:00-9:00pm 7/22 345161-02 SUMMER CROPS (12+ yrs) Learn about the edible plants you can grow in our HOT and HU- MID summers. We will also discuss what options home gardeners have for killing knot nematodes in our soil when the summer sun is at its hottest. Speaker, Karen Harty, is Executive Director of the not- for-profit Grow A Gardener Inc., Lee County Master Gardener, 4-H Leader of the VegHeads, and avid edible gardener that eats from her garden all year long. Plants, seeds and solarization film will be offered for sale after the presentation. Register through Parks and Recre- ation. Questions about class email GrowAGardener@gmail.com. $17 per person DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) REC CODE SAT 1:00-3:00pm 5/14 345163-01 RAIN BARREL WORKSHOP (16+ yrs) Led by instructors with the Florida Yards and Neighborhoods program, the class fee includes a rain barrel ready for you to take home and install at your home. $45 per barrel DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) REC CODE SAT 9:00am-12:00pm 7/23 345162-01

FREE FREE FREE

Come to any or all of these free interesting programs. Check the

website for more details on each topic.

CAPE CORAL CANALWATCH: Tuesday, May 17, 2:00-3:00pm

Find out how you can become a Canalwatch volunteer and join

Cape Coral’s long-running, volunteer based, water sampling

program. New volunteers are always welcome.

Rec Code: 345321-01

FLORIDA’S MAMMALS: Tuesday, May 24, 1:00-2:00pm

Learn about all the mammals found in Southwest Florida, in-

cluding prehistoric mammals that once roamed our land.

Rec Code: 345321-02

FLORIDA’S AMPHIBIANS: Tuesday, August 9, 1:00-2:00pm

A fascinating program for anyone who is interested in wildlife

in Florida. Learn about what amphibians call southwest Florida

home and learn the differences between frogs and toads. There

will be live specimens to see. Rec Code: 345321-03

FISHING IN A WATERFRONT WONDERLAND:

Tuesday, August 16, 2:00-3:00pm

Cape Coral Canals are home to many species of fishes, both

native and exotic. Come learn about what you can catch in the

canals, discuss responsible angling practices, which parks are

good for fishing and launching your boat. Rec Code: 345321-04

NATURE & SCIENCE

CAPTAIN JACK BOAT TOURS

Tours are by appointment only –

call to set up a time/date

$

35

per person

Take an eco-friendly boat tour of Matlacha Pass Aquatic

Preserve with Captain Jack. Learn about the history, the

wildlife, and the ecological importance of the area. Enjoy

the wildlife and possibly spot some manatees or dolphins.

Limited seating (6);

Advanced registration required to reserve your place.

ART OF THE SAMURAI (16+ yrs) Learn and practice the art of Japanese sword fencing. Due to the intensity of this style of fencing, you will achieve a whole body work-out. Class is taught by Hilmar Fuchs. No class 5/30, or from 6/13-7/18. $48 Res / $72 Non-Res (4 classes) $60 Res / $78 Non-Res (5 classes)* DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) REC CODE M 7:00-8:15pm 5/2-6/6 345210-M1* M 7:00-8:15pm 7/25-8/15 345210-M2 KARATE FOR SELF-DEFENSE (18+ yrs) Taught by Hilmar Fuchs. All techniques are taught in a fun, safe atmosphere. Participants do not need to be well coordinated or in top physical condition. No class 6/15-7/20. $35 Res / $53 Non-Res (4 classes) $27 Res / $40 Non-Res (3 classes)* DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) REC CODE W 7:00-8:15pm 4/27-5/18 345251-01 W 7:00-8:15pm 5/25-6/8 345251-02* W 7:00-8:15pm 7/27-8/17 345251-03

FITNESS CLASSES

Classes are ongoing.

YOGA ESSENTIALS (16+ yrs) Start with some basic en- ergy balancing techniques, add in breath-work and a combination of standing and floor poses to work on increasing strength, flexibility, and balance. Class ends with medita- tion to quiet the mind and allows us to cover yoga essentials that will help to improve your health and sense of wellbeing. Please bring a yoga mat, block, strap, towel and water. No class 5/30, 7/4. $48 Res / $72 Non-Res (8 classes) DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) REC CODE M & TH 5:30-6:45pm 5/2-5/26 345255-01 M & TH 5:30-6:45pm 6/2-6/27 345255-02 M & TH 5:30-6:45pm 6/30-7/28 345255-03 M & TH 5:30-6:45pm 8/1-8/25 345255-04