Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium
Save the Date

Surrounded by Artistic & Musical Interpretations of "The Rhythm of Nature" benefiting Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium.

Enjoy Chefs' Selections & Drinks, Up-Close Wildlife Encounters, Guest Speaker Donovan Smith, and Silent Auction.

When

Friday, November 17, 2017
7:00 - 10:00 pm | $75 Per Person

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Where

BELL TOWER SHOPS
Daniels Pkwy & US 41 Fort Myers, FL 33907

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Brodeur Carvell - VIP Animal Lounge

5:30 - 7:30 pm | $125 Per Person

"VIP Animal Lounge" includes pre-party with Special Catered Reception and a Signature Drink, VIP $wag Bag, Photo Opportunity with Guest Speaker Donovan Smith, "Go Wild Animal" Face Painting, and More!

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A Message from CNCP Event Chair

Mindy La Croix

I am very exited to Chair the 2nd Annual 2017 "Return to Nature" event!

Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium (CNCP) has its revitalization efforts underway to raise the bar for CNCP to be one of the premiere nature centers in the United States. Eco-tourism is on the rise and is a vital source of income and attention for our region. The “Return to Nature” Campaign was inspired by our new strategic mission, as well as reminding residents of the rich history CNCP has played in environmental education for 48 years in SWFL.

Your role in helping us to achieve this vision will not go unnoticed by our loyal following who are residents and visitors of SWFL. As we near the Center’s 50th anniversary, it is important that our community not only return to nature with all its health and wellness benefits, but return to the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium to enjoy its vast history and expert resources, and take part in the development of its future.

Our CNCP Board of Directors lead this fundraising effort to support the CNCP and its programs and wildlife, and to further the strategic efforts of CNCP including the protection of Lee County’s unique natural environment and overall quality of life. We can assure that all proceeds raised will be used to revitalize the CNCP as a premiere community cornerstone for environmental educational excellence while continuing the mission of connecting people with nature.

Our hope is that you share our vision and support CNCP!

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Donovan Smith

Special Guest Speaker

President and CEO NGALA Wildlife Preserve
"Our Place in Conservation & Environmental Stewardship"

CNCP's mission is
"Connecting People with Nature"

ABOUT THE CALUSA NATURE CENTER AND PLANETARIUM (CNCP):

CNCP is a private, not-for-profit, environmental education organization located in Fort Myers, Florida. Our 105-acre site has a museum, three nature trails, a Planetarium, butterfly and bird aviaries, live animal exhibits, a gift shop and meeting and picnic areas where visitors can learn about Southwest Florida's natural history. Daily educational programs allow an up close and personal view of some of our resident creatures. The stars are always out in our Planetarium, the only one in our region.

The CNCP is truly a center dedicated to nature. Our facilities are utilized for CNCP presentations, classes, and camps for children and adults, as well as used by numerous groups and organizations for their meetings and programs.

Chief the Panther

$5,000

Erica the Eagle

$3,000

Al & Allie Gator

$1,000

Gandalf the (Night) Owl

$500

Underwriting Sponsorships

Make a Splash (Media & Publicity)

$2,500
  • (6) VIP Tickets to the Event
  • Logo in Event Program and signage at Event
  • Acknowledged in CNCP social media and websites
  • Sponsor recognition on Invitations

Life of the Party (Beverages)

$2,500
  • (6) VIP Tickets to the Event
  • Logo in Event Program and signage at Event
  • Acknowledged in CNCP social media and websites
  • Sponsor recognition at Beverage Stations

Strike a Pose (AV or Photo Booth)

$2,500
  • (6) VIP Tickets to the Event
  • Logo in Event Program and signage at Event
  • Acknowledged in CNCP social media and websites
  • Sponsor recognition on Photo Booth Frame

Create the Vibe (DJ & Decor)

$2,500
  • (6) VIP Tickets to the Event
  • Logo in Event Program and signage at Event
  • Acknowledged in CNCP social media and websites
  • Sponsor recognition at Check In