Excitement is Growing!
The 34th Annual Florida Native Plant Society Conference
May 15-18, 2014
Florida Gulf Coast University
Ft. Myers, Florida
Exciting details will follow, but your friends at Coccoloba Chapter, with assistance from Mangrove (Charlotte County) and Naples (Collier County) Chapters, are planning an exciting conference while watching costs. So, you will have to opportunity to participate in fantastic field trips, hear dynamic speakers, receive high-quality content and enjoy affordable socials.
For those not familiar with Florida Gulf Coast University, it is often referred to as "Florida's Environmental University." We will offer student housing to all conference attendees at an unbelievable price of $40 per bed or $80 for a private suite (2 beds). This amazing price will include linens and a nice breakfast in the morning.
Bring your bicycle! Why burn fossil fuels to attend our Growing Native Conference? Bring your bike and you can easily peddle between housing in Palmetto Hall and the Cohen Center.
Then there are the field trips! Because the lodging is so inexpensive and easy, you will certainly want to participate in the Thursday and Sunday field trips. You will have the opportunity to explore our natural treasures with the best of the best of experts around.
Our conference program on Friday and Saturday will knock your socks off! Dr. James C. Cahill, an experimental ecologist from University of Alberta will be our special guest. Dr. Cahill is featured in the PBS show What Plants Talk About. He also spent half of his childhood in Florida. He is looking forward to spending time with us at the Growing Native Conference.
Conference participants and guests will certainly enjoy their Friday evening event at the fabulous Naples Botanical Gardens. What could be more fantastic than a nice dinner nestled into The Garden with talks and tours. You will NOT want to miss this one.
So, mark you calendar now!
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