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........KIDS sign up for June SUMMER CAMP now-- FOUR camps offered->->-> Science Thru Art, Nature Quest, Be A Scientist, and Full STEAM Ahead! Information and how to sign up can be found on the "For Kids" page. Spaces are limited so sign up now! Parents, scholarships are available for some programs, too!!............

Welcome to 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 become 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.


*KIDS!!!-Summer Camp Sign up is NOW!!

Check Out Information on SUMMER CAMP!

Spaces are limited so sign up soon!!.....Full Scholarships available for some programs!!


Children's Programs Boat Fundraiser

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Children's Program Boat Fundraiser

WE NEED A Boat for our School Boat Education Trips. PLEASE help us raise money to purchase one!

Each school year our Education Naturalists and Boat Captains lead all Charlotte County public school 4th graders on an educational exploration boat trip and a guided land exploration trip. The students just love it and learn so much! We need a new boat for this program. Please help!

Boat Program for Kids


Our locations:

Caniff Visitor's Center at Alligator Creek

Alligator Creek Location

Visitor's Center at Cedar Point

Cedar Point Location
















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