“Ding” Darling Days Conservation Carnival
Saturday, April 22, 2023


Date(s) - Saturday, April 22, 2023
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Lakes Park
7330 Gladiolus Dr.
Fort Myers, FL 33908

239.472.1100 ext. 4

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The 34th annual “Ding” Darling Days celebrates the birthday of the refuge’s namesake, father of the Federal Duck Stamp program and Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, Jay N. “Ding” Darling. This year’s family-centered event will be making the “great migration” across the Causeway to Lakes Park in Fort Myers to bring the Refuge to our local communities and a wider audience. The move is part of a larger Refuge System-wide Urban Initiative. Besides tours of the Wildlife on Wheels mobile nature experience, the Refuge and DDWS have planned a full day of Conservation Carnival activities. Special outdoor activities include carnival games, prizes, Earth Day crafts, a dunk tank, artist-in-residence programs, guided bilingual birding walks, a biking tour, snow cones, and educational interactions with other local conservation organizations. Call or visit website for additional information.

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