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The Charlotte Harbor
Nature Festival

This event was held on November 3, 2007 at the Charlotte County Sports Park 
on  SR 776  in  Port Charlotte, Florida

All the exhibitors and programs showcased the natural wonders and treasures of the SW Florida 
environment, so that we could all learn about the role we play in protecting our region's natural beauty. 

The Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program is pleased to sponsor the eighth annual festival.
A day to explore, learn and enjoy the natural environment of SW Florida and  "Connect with Nature".

The nature photographs presented here are in the approximate order that I took them.



Brought to you by the 
Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program 

Visit their web site at 

There were acres of colorful red white and blue tents 
set up to house the Nature Festival
pictures of Port Charlotte Florida events

First stop was at the Charlotte Harbor National Estuaries Program booth where they were handing out lots of useful and interesting information plus tiny binoculars for kids and tote bags for adults.

My personal thanks for sponsoring these photo web pages which
will go on teaching people about Nature for years to come.

Want to help?  Tell your friends about these great web sites !

Bobbi Rogers from the Cedar Point Environmental Park with her beach sunflower head dress was handing out information about Florida Friendly plants.
This Fire bush doesn't need very much water
Mangrove Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society
greeted visitors at the door and handed out literature.  The Florida Native Plant Society promotes the preservation and conservation of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida.  For more information you can find them on their web site at

Free calendars and coloring books were at many of the booths

Dozens of  Nature oriented items were raffled all day long...
with the proceeds going to CHNEP   Below are just a few of the many donated items you could win.

pictures of Englewood Florida events

The Kids

There were tons of things for the kids to learn and do
Like cutting our paper houses and building a little
environmentally friendly paper town on the floor
Almost everything at the festival was kid touchable... which I think really makes it more fun for the kids to learn about nature
These kids are learning how to cut palm leaves 
and weave them together into useful tools
There were arts and crafts of all types scattered around the festival

Mote Marine Lab was there with some very interesting things
This giant clam shell from the Pacific was so heavy
that it  took two kids just to hold it
These Nine Armed Luidia were to display to show how one of these unique sea stars could swallow a sand dollar.  Unfortunately the guy on top ate one that was too big to swallow 
The spiny lobster shell is just a molt... When the lobster gets too big for his spiny shell he just backs out of the old one and a new one grows over top him

pictures of Englewood Florida

Mote Marine also had a really great touch tank set up 
close to the ground where kids could reach in the water 
and touch these unique marine creatures
The only rules were that they had to keep the creatures in the water

Adults had a lot of things to see and do also.  This booth
was run by the Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserve
US Coast Guard Auxiliary had useful information and handouts
Florida Department of Agriculture

Caloosahatchee River Watch
Peace River Center for Writers  -
 The teacher supply Depot features new and used school and crafts supplies FREE to all Charlotte County Public Schools.  Located at 1445 Education Way Port Charlotte. You can help by donating many different new and used recyclable items... For more information call (941) 255-0808 x 3113

Thank you for visiting Nature Festival 2007

To see more pictures of this event...
just follow the page links below

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of Florida nature... visit my newest photo web site at

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Pictures from Charlotte County
pictures of snakes and owls and alligators
Pictures of  caterpillars & butterflies
pictures of kids learning about nature
Pictures of painted faces
pictures of the Charlotte Harbor Regional Nature Festival
All photographs copyrighted by Robert Shainline 2006

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