Events At Lover’s Key State Park


June 24, 2021


All Day

Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd. Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

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Enjoy Fun Outdoor Activities At Lover’s Key State Park

For more information on these events please visit the Friends of Lover’s Key website or Facebook page.


Monday Yoga

The Friends of Lovers Key (FOLKS) is proud to announce a new class every Monday morning at 8:30 am at the new Welcome & Discovery Center at Lovers Key State Park. This class will take the place of the Yoga on the Gazebo for the summer months.


Paddleboard Yoga

Every Tuesday at 9:30 am

Cost is $15. $20 to rent a paddleboard.

You need to be at the Launch Site by 9:15


Art Journaling with Jenny M. Licht, Artist-in-Residence

Oct 15 from 1pm to 2pm

Oct 16 from 1 pm to 2pm

Nov 20 from 1pm to 2pm

Dec 4 from 1pm to 2pm

Jan 7, 2022 from 1pm to 2pm

Jan 15, 2022 from 1pm to 2pm

Feb 11, 2022 from 1pm to 2pm

Feb 19, 2022 from 1pm to 2pm

March 19, 2022 from 1pm to 2pm


Nature At Noon Interpretative Programs

Join Florida Master Naturalist Tony Mauriello for a series of FREE interpretive programs at the new Welcome & Discovery Center at Lovers Key State Park.  Programs will be held indoors in the Community Room  or in the Outdoor Classroom at 12 noon.  No registration required.

Weds. June 9, 2021

12 noon– 1pm

Community Room

Sea Turtles

Often considered the most majestic of the turtle family, the sea turtle is a large, ocean going reptile known for its gentle nature and long lifespan.  Swimmers, snorkelers, and divers revel in seeing these stunning creatures glide by effortlessly through the sea.  We will look at all seven species around the world and their unique adaptations for sea life.

Weds. June 23, 2021

12 noon– 1pm

Outdoor Classroom

Shelling & Beachcombing

What shells can you find on our beaches?  How do clams reproduce?  What is the difference between a worm rock and coral?  Is there really sea pork and beans on the beach?  What did Herman Melville have to do with beachcombing?  These and other questions about shelling and beachcombing along the Florida Gulf Coast will be answered.

FEES: All Nature at Noon Programs are FREE with paid entrance to the park admission fees of:

$4.00 for vehicles with one individual.

$8.00 for vehicles with two to eight individuals.

$2.00 per pedestrian or cyclist.


Summer Eco-Arts Camp

Schedule Overview:

June 14 – June 18: Painting in Nature
Ages 7-13
10 am -noon
$100 one week, 1 session offered.
Children will enjoy painting and drawing while learning about the coastal plants, animals and habitats of our beautiful park. Participants will create eco-art through a variety of media with the 2021 Lovers Key Artist-in-Residence, Jenny Licht.

June 21 – June 25 and June 28 – July 2: Beach Exploration and Discovery
Ages 6-12
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
$300, one week each, two sessions offered.
Children will explore Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico from top to bottom using microscopes, seine nets, plankton trawls, and fishing poles. Learn about the shores and aquatic life of beautiful Lovers Key State Park through hands on experiments and creative expression with Susie Hassett, M.A., Science Education, Resource Teacher, Environmental Education, Lee County Public Schools.

July 5 –July 9 and July 12 – July 16: Marine Science
Ages 13-17
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
$300 one week each, 2 sessions offered.
Teens will experience what it’s like to be marine biologist. Participants will learn about aquatic and shore life through scientific research featuring oceanography, conservation, and estuarine ecology with Gary Rullo, International Baccalaureate Biology Teacher, Dunbar High School. Nature journaling and photography will be featured. Topics featured include Barrier Islands, Coastal Ecosystems, Marine Invertebrates, plants, Fish, Reptiles & Birds, and Mammals.

July 19 – July 23 and July 26 – July 30; Eco-Arts
Ages 7-8
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
$200, one week each, 2 sessions offered.
Children will enjoy learning about coastal ecology through a variety of creative activities and field trips in the park. Painting, drawing, crafts, and story-telling will develop participants’ appreciation for nature and artistic expression. Daily talks by experts as well as filming of explorations to be re-visited after art projects are finished. The week will culminate in a sharing of discoveries with family members, an awards ceremony, and pizza party. Taught by Deborah Kay Dunlap, M.S. Elementary Education and Early Childhood Development Facilitator.

For Registration and inquires, contact Louise Kowitch, Education Coordinator, Friends of Lovers Key, [email protected]


Fathers Day Handmade Card Art Class

June 19 from 9:30 am to 10:15 am

This event runs from June 1, 2021 to March 19, 2022.

Upcoming Dates:
  • June 23, 2021 | All Day
  • June 24, 2021 | All Day
  • June 25, 2021 | All Day
  • June 28, 2021 | All Day
  • June 29, 2021 | All Day
  • June 30, 2021 | All Day
  • July 1, 2021 | All Day
  • July 2, 2021 | All Day
  • July 5, 2021 | All Day
  • July 6, 2021 | All Day
  • July 7, 2021 | All Day
  • July 8, 2021 | All Day
  • July 9, 2021 | All Day
  • July 12, 2021 | All Day
  • July 13, 2021 | All Day
  • July 14, 2021 | All Day
  • July 15, 2021 | All Day
  • July 16, 2021 | All Day
  • July 19, 2021 | All Day
  • July 20, 2021 | All Day
  • July 21, 2021 | All Day
  • July 22, 2021 | All Day
  • July 23, 2021 | All Day
  • July 26, 2021 | All Day
  • July 27, 2021 | All Day
  • July 28, 2021 | All Day
  • July 29, 2021 | All Day
  • July 30, 2021 | All Day
  • August 2, 2021 | All Day
  • August 3, 2021 | All Day
  • August 9, 2021 | All Day
  • August 10, 2021 | All Day
  • August 16, 2021 | All Day
  • August 17, 2021 | All Day
  • August 23, 2021 | All Day
  • August 24, 2021 | All Day
  • August 30, 2021 | All Day
  • August 31, 2021 | All Day
  • September 7, 2021 | All Day
  • September 14, 2021 | All Day
  • September 21, 2021 | All Day
  • September 28, 2021 | All Day
  • October 5, 2021 | All Day
  • October 12, 2021 | All Day
  • October 15, 2021 | All Day
  • October 16, 2021 | All Day
  • October 19, 2021 | All Day
  • October 26, 2021 | All Day
  • November 2, 2021 | All Day
  • November 9, 2021 | All Day
  • November 16, 2021 | All Day
  • November 20, 2021 | All Day
  • November 23, 2021 | All Day
  • November 30, 2021 | All Day
  • December 4, 2021 | All Day
  • December 7, 2021 | All Day
  • December 14, 2021 | All Day
  • December 21, 2021 | All Day
  • December 28, 2021 | All Day
  • January 7, 2022 | All Day
  • January 15, 2022 | All Day
  • February 11, 2022 | All Day
  • February 19, 2022 | All Day
  • March 19, 2022 | All Day