Dreamcatchers Days at Lake Trafford and Corkscrew Swamp

(Submitted photo) Students and adult leaders getting ready to walk the board walk Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

Florida Dreamcatchers, a unique and comprehensive mentoring program, held preview days or “Dreamcatchers Days” this month with back-to-back weekend adventures to Lake Trafford and Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

Students got to experience the thrill of riding on an airboat while seeing wildlife and learning about the lake’s incredible history.

The airboat tour was the perfect introduction to the following Saturday’s boardwalk adventure where students and volunteer adult mentors walked through different habitats and ended the visit with a surprise invitation to touch a baby alligator.

“Our goal is to surround young people with caring adults while exposing them to new experiences outside the focus of their everyday lives,” says Kristina O’Hern, Program Director.

Florida Dreamcatchers, helps build the aspirations of students in Immokalee by expanding their horizons and surrounding them with a network of adult and peer mentors throughout their middle school and high school years and beyond. Applications to enroll your child in the 6th grade program are now available at the Florida Dreamcatchers office located at 1400 N. 15th Street (inside Synovus Bank).

If interested in becoming a volunteer mentor and forming part of a caring support network for the Dreamcatchers students, please contact Kristina O’Hern at (239) 238-3094 or kristina@floridadreamcatchers.org.

(Submitted photo) Students were able to experience their first airboat ride at Lake Trafford.

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