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........KIDS sign up for June SUMMER CAMP now-- FOUR camps offered->->-> Science Thru Art, Nature Quest, Be A Scientist, and Full STEAM Ahead! Information and how to sign up can be found on the "For Kids" page. Spaces are limited so sign up now! Parents, scholarships are available for some programs, too!!............

Welcome to Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center

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Doris Button

As CEO of The Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center (CHEC), I invite you to participate in some of our hands-on educational experiences on water and land at our two locations, Alligator Creek Preserve in Punta Gorda and Cedar Point Park in Englewood. We have activities and programs for all ages.

Join us for hiking our trails at your leisure, guided hikes with one of our Naturalists, photography exhibits, a unique gift shop, movie programs with discussions, focused lectures by Florida Master Naturalists, scientists, and historians, public wading sea grass adventures in our estuaries, fishing clinics, nature camps for school children, and a native plant nursery.

We would enjoy meeting with you about become one of our valued volunteers or members, too! Members receive special “gifts” and benefits, along with knowing they are supporting field trips for school children and our other programs and services.


*KIDS!!!-Summer Camp Sign up is NOW!!

Check Out Information on SUMMER CAMP!

Spaces are limited so sign up soon!!.....Full Scholarships available for some programs!!


Children's Programs Boat Fundraiser

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Children's Program Boat Fundraiser

WE NEED A Pontoon Boat for our School Boat Education Trips. PLEASE help us raise money to purchase one!

To make this boat a reality, we need your help.

I hope that you will take the time to consider making a contribution to ensure many more studentss will have this exposure to CHEC's outdoor educational experiences and first-hand encounters which help foster a better understanding and appreciation of our ecosystem. The health of our 4th grade Environmental Boating Program depends on YOU. Please join me in helping to make sure this program can continue.

Our mailing address is CHEC, P.O. Box 512876, Punta Gorda, FL. 33951 or call 941-575-5435 with a credit card or make a donation via Pay Pal on our website.

Thank you,

Doris J. Button, CEO

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Our locations:

Caniff Visitor's Center at Alligator Creek

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Visitor's Center at Cedar Point

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