Pause for the claws: Panther festival offers teaching and eco-tainment

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FGCU’s “Wings of Hope” mascot Patty the Panther meets children during the Florida Panther Festival at North Collier Regional Park. The event, which returns this weekend, includes panther activities, exhibits and live music to educate the public about Florida’s ecosystem.

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daily news file (2) FGCU’s “Wings of Hope” mascot Patty the Panther meets children during the Florida Panther Festival at North Collier Regional Park. The event, which returns this weekend, includes panther activities, exhibits and live music to educate the public about Florida’s ecosystem.

Florida — see it like a panther. The Florida Panther Festival offers you the opportunity for a panther’s eye view of Southwest Florida, with exhibits, activities, games and education designed to teach people how best to share our space with the big cats.

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