This tour will explore the Smith Uplands Preserve and participants will learn about the history of this area, the scrub plant community, and many of the fascinating plants and other life that call this place home. Please wear lightweight clothing, long sleeves and pants, closed-toe shoes, hat, and sunglasses. Please also carry along a water bottle and wear sunscreen and insect repellent if you are sensitive to the sun and mosquitos.
- Wednesday, January 17
- 9 – 11am, Garden entry
- $15 Members / $20 Non-Members (limit 20)
Chad is the Deputy Director at Naples Botanical Garden and is the past Director of Conservation and Education. In this role, he oversees many of the Garden’s educational programs, including school gardens, summer camps, adult gardening courses, and therapeutic horticulture programming for special needs students. Additionally, he leads the Garden’s efforts to promote sustainable horticulture and conserve rare and endangered native plants. He regularly speaks to local professional groups and homeowners about the use of native Florida plants in restoration projects and sustainable landscapes. Chad received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana, and completed his master’s degree in Applied Ecology from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University in 2002.
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.