Snakes are often misunderstood and feared members of our wildlife community, but they play a critical role in the southwest Florida environment. Discover the snake species that call southwest Florida home and learn how to distinguish venomous snakes from their non-venomous relatives.
- Thursday, February 2
- 10 am – 12 pm, FGCU Kapnick Center Buehler Auditorium at Naples Botanical Garden
- $15 Members / $20 Non-Members
Nicki Dardinger is the Director of Education at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. She has a passion for wildlife, particularly snakes and birds of prey. After graduating from Cornell University with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, Nicki returned to upstate New York to study endangered rattlesnakes and serve as the Education Director at the Cornell Raptor Program. She has a wide variety of experiences in environmental education including working as a state park naturalist, leading the education team at Carolina Raptor Center, and directing research and education programs at the Bald Head Island Conservancy on the coast of North Carolina.
Registration for Lifelong Learning programs can be completed in these ways:
- Register in person at the Chabraja Visitors Center
- For questions or to register by phone call 239.643.7275 during business hours
- Register by email LLL@naplesgarden.org during non-business hours by leaving contact information and the program(s) of interest and someone will return your call within 2 business days
Registration is complete when payment is received. Certain programs fill up quickly and we accept registration on a first come, first served basis. Register early to ensure your program is not cancelled due to low enrollment. If a cancellation is required a refund will be issued.
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.