Enjoy the most beautiful months of the year right here with us! Sun, sand, sunshine and so much more await during your late winter getaway. One of the great perks of joining us on Sanibel during March and April is that there are so many seasonal activites and events to enjoy during this time of year. One of our favorites? The Ding Darling Film Series.
Most likely, you have heard (or visited) Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, located just minutes
away from our property on Sanibel Captiva Road. Ding Darling is one of the
oldest wildlife refuges in the U.S. and is open 6 days a week for you and your
family to discover and enjoy. Exploring the 6,400 acre tract of mangroves, seagrass beds and cordgrass marshes that provide shelter for 245 species of birds and other animals is one of those island activities that you can do over and over again and always experience something new. If you’d like to experience Ding Darling in an all new way, or delve deeper into nature, consider attending the Ding Darling Film Series.
Now in its 5th year, the Wednesday film series hosts eight films throughout the winter months that explore natural facets from ocean noise pollution to the Federal Duck Stamp program.
“Ding” Darling Wildlife Society hosts the free film showings in the “Ding” Darling Visitor & Education Center. All films are free and begin promptly at 1 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. Please note, this event is bi-weekly.
Seating is limited and on a first-come basis.
The Ding Darling Refuge is located conveniently just 15 minutes from Pelican’s Roost at 1 Wildlife Dr, Sanibel, FL 33957. Their phone number is (239) 472-1100.
Why Just One?
March 15, 2017
The sea turtle documentary film Why Just One? continues the fifth annual “Ding” Darling Wednesday Film Series on March 15, at 1 p.m. in the “Ding” Darling Visitor & Education Center auditorium. A project of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, the film addresses the dramatic decline in sea turtles and the organization’s efforts to defend them. It strives to change the way people see sea turtles and those who risk their lives to defend them.
Seed: The Untold Story
March 29, 2017
The award-winning documentary film Seed: The Untold Story continues the fifth annual “Ding” Darling Wednesday Film Series on March 29, at 1 p.m. in the “Ding” Darling Visitor & Education Center auditorium. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind, seeds are becoming one more victim of extinction. In the last century, 94 seed varieties have disappeared.
The Future of Energy
April 12, 2017
The documentary film The Future of Energy: Lateral Power to the People continues the fifth annual “Ding” Darling Wednesday Film Series on April 12, at 1 p.m. in the “Ding” Darling Visitor & Education Center auditorium. Featuring some of America’s top energy specialists and ecological visionaries, The Future of Energy presents a clear path towards a new energy paradigm while informing how everyone can participate in creating a 100 percent renewable energy solution to the ecological crisis.