Enjoy a morning of creative fun and learning on Monday, February 15, 9:30am to 11:00am with award-winning local author, Dianne Ochiltree as she shares her latest book, “It’s a Seashell Day.” After an interactive story time, Dianne will help the kids with a fun, hands-on sand-and-shell art project that allows everyone to ’take the beach home with them’.
The children’s program, brought to you by Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, will be held in the Welcome Center at Bay Preserve, 400 Palmetto Avenue in Osprey. The morning program is geared toward children ages 4 to 7, and children’s books will be available for purchase with book-signing. After the program, enjoy exploring Bay Preserve’s Discovery Zone, designed for creative outdoor play. Light refreshments provided. Register online at www.conservationfoundation.com or call Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast at (941) 918-2100 to reserve.
Dianne Ochiltree is a nationally recognized author of books for young readers, a two-time recipient of medals from the Florida Book Awards and has received recognition from the American Library Association and national literacy programs. Creative writing has been a passion since she was a child, and the author shares her enthusiasm through creative writing workshops and coaching with aspiring writers. Learn more at www.dianneochiltree.com.
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast saves land, forever, preserving those special natural lands that make our region extraordinary. Working with landowners, businesses, and government, they protect the character and natural integrity of the bays, beaches, barrier islands and their watersheds on Florida’s Gulf Coast. A nationally accredited land trust, the Foundation purchases natural areas, holds land preservation agreements and educates for responsible land and water stewardship in Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee Counties. Learn more at www.conservationfoundation.com.