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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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January 2021

$75 – $85

Etiquette Class at Edison Ford Only 5 Spots Left!

January 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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For Children ages 6-12 Mina Edison was a gracious hostess and concerned with the well being of children and the community. Following in her tradition, this two-hour etiquette class will teach etiquette and social skills. Students will gather at the Edison Caretaker’s Cottage for a lesson in good manners. This class teaches proper introduction, handshakes, and dining etiquette during a three-course meal. Each student will receive a workbook and certificate of completion. Classes are taught by Suzanne Willis who teaches…

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$75 – $80

Zoom-Based Landscape Painting

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Join impressionist painter Marie Dyer for a Zoom-based landscape painting workshop. Inspired by the lush grounds of the Edison Ford Winter Estates, you will create a unique landscape painting. All experience levels are welcome! Sign up at edisonford.org under adult classes. Supplies are not included. The cost of this program is $75 for Edison Ford members and $80 for non-members. Supplies needed: 2- 8x10 canvas boards for practice 1- 11x14 or 14x16 canvas for painting Liquitex acrylic or golden acrylic…

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February 2021

$10 – $15

Emerging Inventors: Interesting Insects

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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For children ages 18 months to 5 years, Emerging Inventors programs include socializing with other children, educational activities, science experiments, and exploration of the Edison and Ford Winter Estates. From beetles to ants, bees to butterflies, insects are everywhere! Come wander the gardens of Edison Ford as we learn about a few of our Florida favorites. Sign up for either the Monday or Tuesday session. Register online at edisonford.org or call 239-334-7419. The cost of this program is $10 for…

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$10 – $15

Emerging Inventors: Interesting Insects

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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For children ages 18 months to 5 years, Emerging Inventors programs include socializing with other children, educational activities, science experiments, and exploration of the Edison and Ford Winter Estates. From beetles to ants, bees to butterflies, insects are everywhere! Come wander the gardens of Edison Ford as we learn about a few of our Florida favorites. Sign up for either the Monday or Tuesday session. Register online at edisonford.org or call 239-334-7419. The cost of this program is $10 for…

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$125 – $135

VIP Tour: Peace River Botanical and Sculpture Gardens

February 6 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Join us for a tour of Peace River Botanical and Sculpture Gardens! Participants will get to explore this 30-acre wonder and preserved native habitat from expansive boardwalks surrounding rare plants and world-class sculptures. The group will stop at Fisherman's Village for lunch and there will be time for shopping. Then, we will take a 3.5 hour eco-tour interpreted by naturalists from the well-known Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center. The tour will cover the flora and fauna of the four different ecosystems…

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$35 – $50

Garden Class: Choosing and Caring for Palm Trees in Southwest Florida

February 9 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Many people don’t know that palms are actually not trees. This program will cover what they are and some of the 2000 different species. At the Estates, there are close to 100 varieties growing around the site, and new species are added every season. This class is for anyone who wants to grow palms or perhaps wants to impress their visitors with palm tree knowledge. Participants will learn about native and exotic palms, the unique needs of different species, and…

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$10 – $15

Homeschool Science Scholars Grades 1-3: Physics

February 10 @ 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 classroom environment. In this session, students learn about the energy transfer and the science of waves as they explore this fundamental field. Register online at edisonford.org or call 239-334-7419. The cost of this session is $10 for Edison Ford members and $15 for…

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$10 – $15

Homeschool Science Scholars Grades 4-6: Physics

February 11 @ 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 classroom environment. In this session, students learn about the energy transfer and the science of waves as they explore this fundamental field. Register online at edisonford.org or call 239-334-7419. The cost of this session is $10 for Edison Ford members and $15 for…

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Free

Winter Garden Festival

February 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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For anyone who enjoys gardening, this is a must see event! The festival is the largest of its kind in Southwest Florida with more than 40 garden vendors from around the state. Growers will have unusual tropical plants and trees, as well as Florida natives for sale. The festival will also feature food trucks and live music. Vendors will have many types of plans and trees, including palms, fruit trees, bromeliads, hibiscus, butterfly plants, orchids, air plants, herbs, succulents, cacti…

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Free

Winter Garden Festival

February 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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For anyone who enjoys gardening, this is a must see event! The festival is the largest of its kind in Southwest Florida with more than 40 garden vendors from around the state. Growers will have unusual tropical plants and trees, as well as Florida natives for sale. The festival will also feature food trucks and live music. Vendors will have many types of plants and trees, including palms, fruit trees, bromeliads, hibiscus, butterfly plants, orchids, air plants, herbs, succulents, cacti…

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March 2021

$220 – $225

LEGO Robotics School Break Camp at Edison Ford Grades 1-6

March 15 @ 9:00 am - March 19 @ 4:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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School Break Camps Grades 1-6 When School is out, the “Wild Wizard” is in! Students will explore topics in STEAM, history, and nature. Camps run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm March 15-19 LEGO Robotics Members: $220 Non-Members: $225

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April 2021

$10 – $95

Home School at Edison Ford Grades 7-8

April 9 @ 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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$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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