Upcoming Programs and Events

Second Sunday Special Guests

The Gore Nature Education Center is open the Second Sunday of each month from noon to 4:00 p.m. Local experts will join us to share their nature knowledge on topics ranging from beekeeping and native plants to bears and panthers. Free and no reservations required. Here’s what’s coming up:

Preserving Panther Pathways with Ashlee O’Connor

Date: Sunday, June 11

Time: 12 Noon – 4:00 PM

Location: Gore Nature Education Center 4261 40th Ave SE, Naples, FL 34117

Donations: Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated.

Follow the path of a panther guided by educator Ashlee O’Connor. You’ll see videos of the nocturnal activity on our property and walk the trails to gain a better understanding of the wildlife traversing the Gore Nature Education Center preserve. Ashlee will explain the important roles these animals play in maintaining a balanced habitat and why protecting continuous corridors is essential to the survival of the endangered Florida Panthers. Children will enjoy face painting with a wild cat theme, crafts and our afternoon visit from Derry’s Ice Cream truck. Visit the new gallery exhibit in the Education Center Great Room featuring some of our favorite Florida wildlife artists and photographers.


Together We Can Save Florida from Irreversible Damage

Southwest Florida’s unique natural treasures need to be protected against the irreversible environmental damage caused by overdevelopment. Stand with us as we work to save natural Florida.


Your donation makes it possible for us to purchase, protect and restore the land, educate the community, and support research. Consider our many giving opportunities.


Volunteers keep our gardens blooming, trails trimmed and programs running. If you are interested in our mission and have time to share, come join our Landkeepers team.


Explore our “Old Florida” trails, participate in our programs and savor the sights, smells and sounds of the Gore Nature Education Center. Plan your visit today.