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A new interactive exhibit opened at the Environmental Learning Center in Rookery Bay Estuarine Research Reserve that features climate change and potential effects on Florida.

The permanent exhibit is designed to raise awareness and creating dialog among residents, visitors and decision-makers, with an overview of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and sea level rise, and how they might affect various forms of life in southwest Florida.

A touchscreen carbon calculator gives people an opportunity to see how their personal choices measure up on an international standard and a demonstration of ways people can make a difference in their homes and daily lives.

The Environmental Learning Center is located at 300 Tower Road, off Collier Boulevard between Naples and Marco Island.

The Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is managed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in cooperation with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The reserve is one of 27 research reserves operating across the nation and one of three in the state.


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