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........SAVE THE DATE! ->->-> CHEC Fall Break Camp October 22-26. Enroll your kids in a week-long adventure of learning and excitement! Camp includes outdoor excursions, science experiments, crafts, games, and more. Fall break camp is offered to students in grades 2-5. More information can be found on our Educational Programs page ............. New 2018-2019 Activities Schedule available on our Educational Programs page .............. Wild Wednesdays are back starting on November 7 - see the schedule on our Educational Programs page.

4th Annual Harvest For The Harbor
November 9, 2018

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WELCOME to The Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center

Photograph of CEO Doris Button

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 becoming 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.


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Our locations:

Caniff Visitor's Center at Alligator Creek

Alligator Creek Location

Visitor's Center at Cedar Point

Cedar Point Location