The Conservancy of Southwest Florida celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day with a community event packed with live animal shows, food vendors and exhibitors Saturday, April 18.

The Earth Day Festival includes educational programs and interactive shows led by Conservancy staff and volunteers, as well as a “Super Science Show” with Glen Beitmen, aka Mr. Glen. Food trucks will be on site to provide food and beverages for purchase. Children can enjoy hands-on activities and crafts all day long in the Conservancy’s Kids Zone.

The Earth Day Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 at the Conservancy Nature Center, 1495 Smith Preserve Way in Naples. Admission is free for members, $10 for adults and $5 for children. Kids 2 and under are free.

The Conservancy’s Earth Day Festival is presented by Arthrex. Supporting sponsors include Bank of America, the Leonard C. and Mildred F. Ferguson Foundation, Florida Weekly, Naples Daily News and WINK

About the Conservancy of Southwest Florida:
The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is a not-for-profit environmental protection organization with a 55-year history focused on the issues impacting the water, land, wildlife and future of Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. The Conservancy accomplishes this mission through the combined efforts of its experts in the areas of environmental science, policy, education and wildlife rehabilitation. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, world-class Nature Center and von Arx Wildlife Hospital are headquartered in Naples, Florida, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, south of the Naples Zoo off Goodlette-Frank Road. Learn more about the Conservancy’s work and how to support the quality of life in Southwest Florida www.conservancy.org.