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Refuge welcomes 2021 Suzanne M. Dubuc Education Intern 10/20

‘Ding’ welcomes new intern 10/20

‘Ding’ welcomes new intern 10/20

DDWS celebrates refuge’s 75th with gala drive-in theater event 10/20

‘Ding’ Darling to debut virtual plant trail for National Wildlife Refuge Week 10/20

 Refuge welcomes bilingual education intern 9/20

‘Ding’ Day photo contest deadline extended 9/20

Monthly giving program latest in DDWS pandemic recovery measures 9/20

“Ding” Darling Day postponed to Dec. 1 8/20 

Refuge welcomes education intern 8/20

‘Ding’ Darling free lecture series to move to Community House for 2021 8/20

‘Ding’ Day photo contest opens 7/20

‘Ding’ welcomes visitor services intern 6/20

‘Ding’ STAR teacher helps with environmental education 6/20

‘Ding’ Darling Virtual Summer Camp starts June 10 6/20

Water-quality researchers install equipment donated by DDWS 5/20 

‘Ding’ Darling awards $20K for environmental studies scholarships 5/20

‘Ding’ Darling studying effect of Lake O nutrients on sea level rise 5/20

Refuge celebrates Endangered Species Day with weeklong virtual activities 5/20

Refuge celebrates Earth Day’s 50th with a virtual challenge 4/20 

‘Ding’ Darling hires deputy refuge manager 4/20 

DDWS board welcomes new members 3/20

Refuge debuts #DingAtHome digital engagement 3/20

Refuge, DDWS announce COVID-19 impacts 3/20

‘Ding’ Darling announces high school photo contest winners 3/20

Save the Date: Free Earth Day at the Refuge celebrates event’s 50th 3/20

 Refuge awards volunteers 3/20

‘Ding’ Darling receives national public lands award for restrooms 3/20 

Refuge celebrates Global Recycling Day March 18 3/20

‘Ding’ free summer programs begin June 8 3/20

J.N. “Ding” Darling NWR to change Wildlife Drive entrance fees Oct. 1, 2020 3/20

‘Ding’ lectures examine islands’ conservation ethic 3/20

 Brinkley to speak at ‘Ding’ lunch 2/20

 ‘Ding’ Darling welcomes short-term employee 2/20

Tickets for The Swamp author ‘Ding’ events near sellout 2/20

Refuge welcomes new biology intern 2/20

 75th anniversary artist ‘in residence’ exhibition opens Feb. 25 at ‘Ding’ 2/20

Donors fund truck purchase for ‘Ding’ Darling’s WoW mobile classroom 1/20

Refuge celebrates National Wildlife Day on Feb. 24 1/20

‘Ding’ welcomes two new interns 1/20

Deadly 1928 hurricane topic of ‘Ding’ Darling lecture 1/20

Iconic bird, environmentalist topics of Pulitzer-winning historian 1/20

‘Ding’ Darling announces emcee, judges for Project Refuge 1/20

‘Ding’ leads free Bailey Tract bike tour as part of its 75th anniversary celebration 1/20

Celebrity birding author tour goes on auction block for Go Wild for ‘Ding’ 1/20

March 31 DDWS scholarships application deadline 1/20

EVCO attendees, public invited to Clyde Butcher exhibition at ‘Ding’ 1/20

‘Ding’ Darling names tract at Wulfert Bayous in honor of donor 1/20

Remarkable Women wraps up ‘Ding’ Darling lecture series 1/20

‘Ding’ Darling lecturer turns trash into wearable sculptures 1/20 

‘Ding’ Darling lecture spotlights owls, woodpeckers 1/20

Documentary BLUE takes on sea life decimation at ‘Ding’ film showing 12/19

Ivory-billed woodpecker quest topic of ‘Ding’ series film 12/19

‘Ding’ Darling film series explores bee buzz 12/19 

PBS’s The Swamp documentary to air at ‘Ding” Darling 12/19

California’s water heist topic of ‘Ding’ Darling film series airing 12/19

‘Ding” Darling free film series wraps up on the wings of rare eagle 12/19

‘Ding’ Darling lecturer traces story of Florida panther survival 12/19

DDWS welcomes first ‘Ding’ Dogs donor 12/19

‘Ding’ Darling free film series kicks off with Bluebird Man 12/19 

Clyde Butcher to talk about the Everglades at ‘Ding’ Darling lecture series 12/19

‘Ding’ Darling lecture series kicks off with blue jay redemption tale 12/19

‘Honey sommelier’ to talk about becoming an accidental beekeeper at ‘Ding’ Darling 12/19

‘Ding’ to host Zoo Miami ambassador’s photographic wildlife presentations 12/19

‘Ding’ Darling lecturer reveals ‘improbable tales’ of real Florida 12/19

‘Ding’ lecture looks at rain’s impact on nature, culture 12/19

Refuge celebrates National Bird Day on Jan. 2 12/19 

Refuge welcomes education intern 12/19

‘Ding’ Darling hosts seventh annual photo contest for high schoolers 12/19 

Sales of Clyde Butcher prints to benefit refuge 11/19 

‘Ding’ awards $9K in school conservation education grants 11/19

Free refuge programs begin Jan. 6 11/19 

‘Ding’ Darling announces 2020 film series lineup 11/19

$5.3 million grant awarded ‘Ding’ toward Wulfert Bayous habitat restoration 11/19

‘Ding’ to unveil new cartoonist studio exhibit Dec. 2 11/19 

Tarpon Bay Explorers offers specials to celebrate ‘Ding’ Darling’s 75th 10/19

‘Ding’ Darling to launch e-commerce site 10/19

DDWS announces ‘Ding’ Day photo contest winners 10/19

Refuge to celebrate opening of Clyde Butcher exhibition 10/19 

 ‘Ding’ Darling extends hours for Holiday Shopping Night 9/19

Live wildlife presentations, python talk, art activities highlights of ‘Ding’ Darling Day 9/19

Refuge welcomes new intern 9/19

Live animals highlight of ‘Ding’ Darling World Animal Day 9/19

Free and discounted tours part of 'Ding' Darling Day 9/19 

Free Wildlife Drive admission, beach clean-up highlights of National Public Lands Day at the Refuge 9/19

Project Refuge upcycle fashion show deadline approaches 9/19 

Duck Stamp artists, hands-on nature art part of ‘Ding’ Day 9/19

Refuge welcomes fall education intern 9/19

Save the date: Go Wild for ‘Ding’ – Lovin’ Spoonbills 8/19

DDWS teacher grants deadline Oct. 31 8/19

Free birding, biking tours and paddleboarding clinic new to ‘Ding’ Darling Day 8/19

Lee County commissioners approve Wulfert Bayous Conservation 20/20 contribution 8/19

Celebrity python hunter, scientist headline on ‘Ding’ Darling Day 8/19

New grant challenges people to donate to ‘Ding’ Darling’s Wildlife on Wheels (WoW) 8/19 

‘Ding’ Darling to host Badge University 7/19

‘Ding’ Darling free lecture series spotlights Clyde Butcher, bees, upcycled couture 7/19

The Swamp author scheduled for special ‘Ding’ events 7/19

‘Ding’ Darling to host Project Refuge upcycle fashion show 7/19

Refuge celebrates World Snake Day on July 16 7/19

‘Ding’ Day photo contest opens; refuge raises award prizes to celebrate 75th 7/19

Ding’ artist ‘in residence’ leads art outreach with PACE 6/19

‘Ding’ STAR teacher helps with environmental education 6/19

‘Ding’ Darling awards scholarships for environmental studies 6/19

‘Ding’ artist ‘in residence’ takes art outreach to Quality Life Center 6/19

Refuge welcomes visitor services intern 6/19

‘Ding’ artist ‘in residence’ program winds up free programs 6/19

Refuge celebrates World Sea Turtle Day on June 17 6/19

Refuge welcomes summer education intern 5/19

Save the date for 31st annual “Ding” Darling Day 5/19

‘Ding’ artist ‘in residence’ program features free pop-up studios, art journal walks 5/19

Refuge welcomes 2019 biology interns 5/19

‘Ding’ tarpon tournament breaks records with $125K raised, 88 fish caught 5/19

‘Ding’ Darling welcomes back two familiar faces 4/19

DDWS welcomes new board member 4/19

Artist ‘in residence’ program kicks off ‘Ding’ Darling 75th anniversary celebration 4/19

‘Ding’ Darling receives grant for Wildlife on Wheels (WoW) outreach 4/19

‘Ding’ free summer programs begin June 5 4/19

Admire the nature photography of Clyde Butcher at special ‘Ding’ exhibition 4/19 

‘Ding’ Darling hosts environmental advocacy issues archive 4/19

‘Ding’ Darling announces high school photo contest winners 3/19

‘Ding’ Darling accepting comments on proposed changes to recreation fee program 3/19 

Refuge, DDWS honor volunteers 3/19

Free Earth Day at the Refuge expands 3/19

March 31 DDWS scholarships application deadline 3/19

Ralph Woodring Story Hour brings exhibition to a close 3/19

Doc Ford’s co-sponsors eighth annual tarpon tournament 3/19

Save the date for 31st annual “Ding” Darling Days 3/19

Refuge welcomes new education intern 2/19

‘Ding’ Darling kicks off  68-acre land acquisition campaign 2/19

‘Ding’ Darling to celebrate National Wildlife Day, Feb. 22 2/19

One-of-a-kind art goes on auction block for Go Wild for ‘Ding’ 2/19

Sanibel Prescribed Burn Task Force to host information meeting 1/19

March 31 DDWS scholarships application deadline 1/19 

 Refuge welcomes visitor services intern 1/19


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