Panther CubThe Conservancy of Southwest Florida is celebrating Endangered Species Day May 20-21 by offering a variety of engaging activities that raise awareness about Southwest Florida’s most vulnerable species. In addition to providing a day of activities, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and the Naples Zoo have partnered to offer their members special admission deals throughout the two-day celebration. Members of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and the Naples Zoo will receive free admission to the partnering organization’s facilities May 20-21.

Leatherback Sea Turtle

“Endangered Species Day provides an ideal educational opportunity for visitors to learn about endangered species, particularly the ones that are native to our hometown, said Rob Moher, president and CEO of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. “We have such a rich array of wildlife species in Southwest Florida, and we not only want to bring awareness to the community on the presence of threatened and endangered species, but also educate them on how they can help protect these animals.”

Admission to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida is $12.95 for adults, $8.95 for children 3-11 and free for children 2 years old and under. Admission is free for members of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, and free of charge during Endangered Species Day festivities for members of the Naples Zoo.

About the Conservancy of Southwest Florida:

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is a not-for-profit environmental protection organization with a 50 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.