Join us for Amazing Animal Abilities – our second annual Family Fun Day!

Check your wingspan, show off your jumping abilities, learn about backyard birds and so much more at Amazing Animal Abilities on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the CREW Cypress Dome Trails!

This year’s event will take place in an open field near the trailhead with ample parking for guests. Adults and children can visit 10 stations, experiencing everything from nature-related crafts and geocaching to learning more about local and migratory birds and the wildlife that calls CREW home.

Informative volunteer naturalists will lead small groups on guided nature walks, teaching families about the CREW project, identifying flora and fauna and helping establish a connection between guests and nature.



“My hope for this event is to bring more young families out to the CREW trails,” explained Jessi Drummond, education coordinator for CREW Land & Water Trust. “We want to show them how easy it is to have fun in nature and provide them with ideas and activities they can do at home or while visiting CREW.”

Families are encouraged to register for this free event by visiting Cost is $5 per family for non-members; families who are members attend for free.

The CREW Cypress Dome Trails offer six miles of well-marked loop trails through pine flatwoods, oak hammocks, wet prairie, popash slough and cypress domes. The trails are flat and mainly composed of grass and sand. There is no running water at the site and a portable bathroom is available for use.

The CREW Cypress Dome Trails are located at 3980 Corkscrew Road, Immokalee, just 15 minutes east of I-75 near the Estero/Collier County border.

Family Fun at CREW

It is summertime, and that means it’s family time. This is the time to get outdoors with your loved ones and explore the wonders of CREW. Just because the kids are out of school, doesn’t mean that the learning has to stop.

sheltering at Suzannes Pavilion
With the help of private donors and the South Florida Water Management District we are lucky to have pavilions at the CREW Marsh Trails and the CREW Cypress Dome Trails. These pavilions have helped transform our hiking trails into outdoor classrooms. They are spaces where experiments happen, discoveries are made and reflections inspired.

These pavilions are great places for family picnics, outdoor games and educational activities. Need some ideas? Visit our Pinterest page for crafts and other nature related activities. Rather not have to bring crafts? Just get out to CREW and take a walk. Point out new colors you see or sounds you hear. If the trails are wet (which they currently are) enjoy the mud and play in the water. There are many ways to share nature with your loved ones.


“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder … he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.”

—Rachel Carson


Please remember that the CREW Trails are primitive – they do not have trash cans, running water, or bathrooms. Whatever you pack in you must pack out. CREW is home to many amazing animals, and it is important for us not to leave trash in their home. We hope to see you and your loved ones out on the trail!


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