$15 Members / $20 Non-Members
Headquartered in the swamps and high pines of Southwest Florida’s Western Everglades as director of Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Jason Lauritsen is a long way from the rolling farmlands of his home state of Iowa. But his dedication to exploring the natural world started in his Iowan childhood and has directed his career and life path. Jason received his Bachelors of Science in animal ecology at Iowa University and then his Master of Arts in teaching. In that time, he had 2 internships at the Sanctuary where the seed was planted for his love of the swamp. As director of Corkscrew, Lauritsen establishes the vision and priorities for Audubon’s conservation efforts at Corkscrew and throughout the Western Everglades. He is responsible for a staff of 24, resource management of more than 13,000 acres, and the Sanctuary’s programs in education, research, science, and advocacy. Beyond his base at Corkscrew, Lauritsen is active throughout the Southwest Florida environmental community, helping to forge solutions that will enable healthy and contiguous habitat. He regularly communicates wetland conservation information throughout the Audubon community and to a wide variety of conservation stakeholders throughout Southwest Florida, including public and private environmental agencies, landowners, and developers. He is also a sought-after speaker for community events and a regular source for media articles on environmental issues.
Registration for Lifelong Learning programs can be completed in person at the Chabraja Visitor Center or online via these links:
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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.
Questions? Call us at 239.325.1354 or email us at LLL@naplesgarden.org.
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.