Many other events abound, including outdoorsy opportunities for real-wildlife encounters. Manfredi will lead a boat trip to a deep-water mound off Marathon in an effort to eye frigate birds, shearwater, marked booby, and many others. The Saturday-morning venture costs $75, but there are plenty of less expensive outings, such as a chance to see falcons at Curry Hammock State Park (admission is only two dollars) all day Saturday.
Although the bulk of activities will take place in Marathon, many events are slated for other parts of the Keys, including trips to Bahia Honda State Park, the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden, and the National Key Deer Refuge in Big Pine Key. Topics include plant life, bird rescue, and the rare American crocodile. And of course, no matter what, you'll see plenty of seagulls and pelicans.