Rookery Bay and the Society for Ethical Ecotourism in Southwest Florida are presenting a free program aimed at making ecotourism even greener.
Coordinator John Kiseda says eco-tour operators, fishing guides and ferry boat captains do a good job – but the program offers tips for doing it even better.
“as they are winding their way through the backwaters they can share information about the birds and ecosystems that they’re running through – plus some techniques they might use as far as slowing down their boats whenever a manatee or porpoise comes along so you can not only get a look at them but also explain to folks that you slowing down because there is an animal in the area and you want to go cautiously”
The program is Tuesday evening from 6 to 8:30 at Rutenberg Park in Ft. Myers. It will be presented by Alberto Chavez who has extensive experience leading tours in the Galapagos Islands. It will be repeated Thursday June 21st at Rookery Bay in Naples. Information is on line at www.seeswfl.org.
Monday, 11 June 2007 01:00
Eco TourismWritten by WGCU Newsroom