Announcing 2012 CREW Wildflower Art Contest

Our 10th annual CREW Wildflower Art Contest is now open to any and all 3rd graders – college age students in Lee, Collier, Hendry, and Charlotte Counties.  With cash prizes for the top three winners in each age category, this contest is a must for all aspiring artists!

Flowers must be native to southwest Florida and preference is given to artwork depicting flowers that grow on CREW lands, so come take a hike on one of the CREW trails and see what’s blooming at different times of the year.

All artwork is due to the CREW offices no later than noon on March 7, 2012. So, what are you waiting for?

Download the 2012 CREW WF Art Contest flyer.

The prizes for this contest are sponsored in part by a micro-grant from the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (

Strolling Science Seminars New Schedule – and a grant from CHNEP

CREW’s Strolling Science Seminars has a new sponsor. The Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP) has awarded the CREW Land and Water Trust a grant of $1327 to partially fund our new adult education program called Strolling Science Seminars.

Because we got news of the grant just one week before our original seminars were to begin, we have changed the schedule a bit to allow time to advertise and register people for all the seminars. We cancelled the Nov. 5th seminar and added one in April 2012 on Pollinators. The new schedule, descriptions of each seminar, and the registration form can be found  here. It begins with a strolling seminar on Florida Black Bears on December 2nd. Registration is required.

Each seminar is a field-based, hands-on workshop designed to help adults get more in-depth knowledge and skills related to wildlife monitoring and land management as well as a greater understanding of the watershed as  a whole. Our goal is for citizens to return home and feel comfortable engaging in some kind of citizen science on their own.

We’re excited to have CHNEP co-sponsoring this series of adult environmental education workshops with us. We look forward to having many of you join us for one or more of the series.

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