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Edison & Ford Winter Estates

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2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States

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April 2021

$10 – $95

Home School at Edison ford Grades 1-3

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Home School - Join us and explore the “living laboratory” of the Edison and Ford Winter Estates. Our Wild Wizards will challenge your mind and foster collaboration in this homeschool science and engineering series. Homeschool classes at Edison Ford are aligned with Next Generation Science and Florida State Standards. Classes are a combination of instruction and hands on activities that are designed to facilitate homeschool or virtual science education. Become a family member of Edison Ford and receive discounted registration.…

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Edison Ford members: free; non-members: included with admission

Museum Musings: Edison’s Electric Motor

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Museum Musings is an ongoing biweekly program that takes place on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and provides in-depth information on a specific topic pertaining to our site. Join Site Historian, Phil Chase to learn about the history of Edison's work with the electrical generator motor. This program is free for Edison Ford members and included with admission for non-members.

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$10 – $15

Homeschool Science Scholars: The Engineering Design Process Grades 4-6

April 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Join us and explore the "living laboratory" of the Edison and Ford Winter Estates. Our Wild Wizards will challenge your mind and foster collaboration in this homeschool science and engineering series. Classes take place in an outdoor environment (weather permitting). In this session, students navigate the "problem space" as they explore the engineering design process. Similar to the scientific method, this is a step-by-step procedure used to guide the process of problem solving. There will be a series of fun…

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$10 – $15

Homeschool Science Scholars: The Engineering Design Process Grades 7-8

April 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Join us and explore the "living laboratory" of the Edison and Ford Winter Estates. Our Wild Wizards will challenge your mind and foster collaboration in this homeschool science and engineering series. Classes take place in an outdoor environment (weather permitting). In this session, students navigate the "problem space" as they explore the engineering design process. Similar to the scientific method, this is a step-by-step procedure used to guide the process of problem solving. There will be a series of fun…

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$15 – $20

Sunset Celebration

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Visitors are invited to stroll the botanical gardens after regular hours for a special evening of music, refreshments and a sunset view over the Caloosahatchee River. Guests may also walk onto the porches of Thomas Edison's and Henry Ford's winter homes and look inside through the open doors. Jeff Feldstein plays an eclectic mix of crowd favorites. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Guests may bring a lawn chair or blanket to relax and watch the sunset. Masks are required.…

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$90 – $100

Silk Scarf Painting Class

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Join artist Marie Dyer for a silk scarf painting class. Participants will make a 14" X 72" silk scarf that can be worn or hung as a piece of artwork. All materials are included in the fee. No experience is required. Please register at least 24 hours in advance. Redeem your e-ticket at the ticket counter when you arrive for the class. Masks are required. Register online at edisonford.org. The cost of this program is $90 for Edison Ford members…

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$10 – $15

“Grow Fort Myers” Plant Sale & Workshops

April 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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“Grow Fort Myers” Plant Sale & Workshops Saturday, April 24, 2021 9:00 A.M. (see website for complete schedule edisonford.org) Come spend the day with us and participate in workshops, demonstrations, and of course plants will be available for sale! Learn how to create a native habitat for butterflies and birds, grow vegetables, herbs, and fruit trees, and how to grow orchids from trees. The Garden Shoppe will be stocked with new plants and several vendors will be on site. Masks…

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Edison Ford members: free; non-members: included with admission

Museum Musings: Edison’s Talking Doll

April 28 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Museum Musings is an ongoing biweekly program that takes place in Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and provides in-depth information on a specific topic pertaining to our site. In this presentation, Curatorial Registrar Matt Andres will discuss Edison's Talking Doll and explain how it works. This program is free for Edison Ford members and included with admission to the site for non-members.

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May 2021

$10 – $15

Garden Talk: Growing Citrus

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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For many years, Florida has been the citrus capital of the world. 300 citrus trees once stood throughout the Edison property. It is essential that citrus trees are properly cared for and the necessary steps are taken to protect them from citrus greening. Join us for this informative talk on citrus best care practices highlighting new research findings from the agricultural industry. For anyone who wants to grow citrus trees in their own backyard, this class will provide you with…

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Edison Ford members: free; non-members: included with admission

Museum Musings: The Mangoes

May 12 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Henry Ford's winter estate was called "The Mangoes", named after the row of Mango trees that lined the pathway leading up to his home. In this talk, Curatorial Assistant, Tayelor Kakes will discuss the history of Mangoes and highlight the different varieties that you can find throughout the property. This program is free for Edison Ford members and included with admission for non-members. Masks are required.

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July 2021

$200 – $230

Inventor’s Summer Camp 2021 at Edison Ford: Grades 4-6

July 26 @ 9:00 am - July 30 @ 4:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Radical Robots July 26-30 Robots big and small are examined in this high-tech camp, including a functional LEGO Mindstorm robot. Members: $200 and Non-Members: $230 Pre-registration at edisonford.org is required for all programs Masks are required

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August 2021

$200 – $230

Inventor’s Summer Camp 2021 at Edison Ford: Grades 4-6

August 2 @ 9:00 am - August 6 @ 4:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Art Smarts August 2-6 Campers fuse imagination with science and design as they expand their tool-bel of creative expression. Members: $200 and Non-Members: $230 Pre-registration at edisonford.org is required for all programs Masks are required

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