Educational Videos

Explore the world of Southwest Florida's amazing animals with Conservancy Educational Videos and activities. From slimy snails to slithering snakes, these cool critters will help you understand what it takes to survive in Southwest Florida's diverse ecosystems.

Virtual Nature Center Field Trip

Take a guided Nature Center tour with Nerissa as she explores the Dalton Discovery Center! Learn about Southwest Florida ecosystems and the creatures that call it home.

Touch Tank Adaptations

Southwest Florida's coastal habitats are populated by some truly amazing animals. Join Tonya on a Conservancy Touch Tank tour about the adaptations that help these organisms survive in their aquatic environment and then complete this interactive lesson!

Hermit Crab

Whoever said that crabs were not cute never met a hermit crab! Southwest Florida is home to some adorable and fascinating marine hermit crabs. Join us as we observe and discuss one of the hermit crabs that lives in the Conservancy Touch Tank.

Lightning Whelk

If you have ever found one of these shells on a Southwest Florida beach you might have wondered about what once lived inside it. Learn all about this fascinating marine snail that slowly stalks the Southwest Florida coast for delicious oysters, clams, and scallops to eat.

Fighting Conch

Another of Southwest Florida's amazing marine snails, the fighting conch is known for its beautiful shell. But there is much more to this snail than meets the eye! Join us as we explore the Conservancy Touch Tank and learn more about this cool conch.

American Alligator

Join Nerissa as she introduces you to Timon, one of the baby alligators at the Conservancy's Dalton Discovery Center. When you finish with the video, put your gator knowledge to the test with this short quiz !

Diamondback Terrapin

Sea turtles aren't the only turtles that call Southwest Florida's coasts home. Join Conservancy Naturalist Nerissa and Muffin - one of our ambassador animals here at the Conservancy Nature Center - to learn about the rarely-seen diamondback terrapin. Click here for a cool terrapin activity after you watch!

Eastern Indigo Snake

The Threatened eastern indigo snake is North America's longest snake, and also one of the most beautiful! Learn more cool facts about these special serpents as Conservancy Education intern Erin introduces you to our resident indigo snake, Bindi.

Barred Owl

Learning can be a real HOOT when you watch a video OWL about our ambassador animal, Olive. Barred owls like Olive can be found in various wooded habitats in Southwest Florida, but you are more likely to hear these nocturnal predators than see them. Join Olive and explore the world of this riveting raptor.

Florida Box Turtle

The Florida box turtle is like a little ray of sunshine on our forest floors. However, the unique markings on these turtles' shells are not just for show. Find out what makes these terrestrial turtles perfectly adapted to their Southwest Florida habitats and then click here for an educational box turtle activity!

Cormorant Spotting

Have you ever seen a large black bird near the water, sunning with its wings spread wide open? There is a good chance you just saw a double-crested cormorant, a Southwest Florida bird that is at home in the water as it is in the air. Join Tonya at the Conservancy Filter Marsh and learn about what makes this fish-loving bird unique!