Offering Backyard Stargazing - Nature and Labyrinth Walks!

I have over 38 years of experience in sharing the night sky, and our Florida Nature, with everyone! Whether you are booking a Stargazing program, or a relaxing hike down one of Southwest Florida's many quiet trails, you will come away with an appreciation and knowledge of Southwest Florida nature.

My Stargazing programs with a large telescope, under a clear Winter night sky filled with sparkly Constellations, a planet or two, and perhaps a meteor or satellite sliding silently overhead is both relaxing and educational. The night sky is breathtaking and really, it's our oldest storybook. You and your party can have fun exploring the night sky in our backyard stargazing program. Are you a Homeschool parent?  I work with Homeschool, Scouts, various Community Groups and Nonprofits! I also work with Astronomy Merit Badge requirements.


Backyard Stargazing

I point out bright stars and planets. We may catch a bright satellite passing overhead..  In January the bright winter constellations of Orion, Taurus, Gemini, Pleiades, Auriga and other notables of ancient mythology will be visible and easy to see with the help of a LASER pointer. A campfire will keep us warm against the chill of a Florida night.. The S'mores will also help. Lots of stories get passed around the campfire about the night sky, about Florida back then and now, and everyone comes away relaxed, and knowing a little more about the night sky than what they previously knew.

After looking for and identifying constellations, and depending on sky conditions, we will begin looking for "Deep Sky" objects through the telescope. Through a large telescope we can observe distant galaxies millions of light years away, wispy nebulae (vast clouds of dust and gas like they fly through in Star Trek) and star clusters.  We may see a meteor or two during the night. Stargazing programs typically last three hours depending on the weather conditions.


Visit One Southwest Florida's Many Nature Preserves

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Visiting Southwest Florida? 

The book; "A Kid's Guide To Naples, Marco Island & The Everglades" is the best area guidebook that you can get for your family adventures!

Stargazing Adventures is featured in "A Kid's Guide to Naples Marco Island & the Everglades. By Author Karen T. Bartlet. This colorful book is full of awesome day and night adventures for your whole family to explore, on and off the water, and in the skies overhead.

The book is perfect for Homeschool families to have on their reference shelf for educational, and fun field trips for everyone!


I am a University of Florida, Certified Florida Master Naturalist working with groups of as few as one, to upwards of 300 during large evening events. I am featured on pages 59 and 60 of the book: "The Florida Night Sky" by Elinor De Wire, and over some 30 years, I have been featured in many publications.  In 2014 I was listed as one of  "25 Great Surprises in Gulf Shore Life Magazine."  To go Stargazing with your group call or text:  239-851-7827

  

Note: TripAdvisor Ratings are obtained over the Winter months, when I am active. 

 

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