“Ding” Darling Days

10/13/2018 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge
1 Wildlife Dr
Florida 33957
(239) 472-1100

FREE Chalk Art Drawing in the Parking Lot
FREE Wildlife Artist Nancy Tome Painting Demo
FREE Santiva Chronicle Dress-Up Photo Booth

ALL DAY: 10% off select art items in the Refuge Nature Store

7:30am-6:30pm FREE admission to Wildlife Drive; look for Plein-Air Artists.

9am FREE art kits for first 100 kids

10am, 11:30am, 1pm, and 2:30pm 25% OFF Narrated TBE Wildlife Drive Tram Tours*

10am-12noon 25% OFF Commodore Creek Paddle, TBE*

10-11:30am FREE Face-Painting, EC

10am-12noon Low Tide Paddling Tour, TBE*

Ongoing 11am-1pm FREE Meet the Blue Goose for chances at prizes, EC

11am Dave Horton Personalized Wildlife Cartoons for first 50 guests

11am-12:30pm 25% OFF Sea Life & Nature Cruise, TBE*

11:30am-12:30pm Conservation Cartoon Awards, EC Auditorium

12:30-1pm “Ding” Darling Days Nature Photography Contest Awards, EC Classroom

1-3pm Meet the Champs: Winning Duck Stamp Artists; Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Awards, EC Auditorium
Meet and greet with current Federal Duck Stamp winner Bob Hautman plus Federal JDS winner Rayen King and State JDS winner Anna Grace Swanson

(1:45pm Intermission: snacks and duck stamp signing)

1-3pm 25% OFF Commodore Creek Paddle, TBE*

1:30-3pm 25% OFF Sea Life & Nature Cruise, TBE*

5-7pm 25% OFF Evening Sea Life & Nature Cruise, TBE*

Choice of FREE Activities:
3-4pm  Make & Take Nature Portrait (limited to first 25 children who sign up that day), EC Classroom
3-5pm Nature Sketching at the Wildlife Education Boardwalk with artist Nancy Tome, free journals and charcoal pencils for first 25 participants, meet at flagpole


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