March, 2020
published by The Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism

FL SEE Board of Director NEWS

Nancy MacPhee

FL SEE WELCOMES  Rachel Rainbolt to the Board of Directors!

Rachel Rainbolt is the Education & Outreach Director for the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc. (CROW) as well as a Certified Interpretive Guide through the National Association for Interpretation. Her experiences as a native born Floridian and CROW staff member have served as the driving force for her career in environmental non-profits. When Rachel isn’t delivering presentations about our natural resources, she promotes community partnerships with local agencies to support the long-term conservation of Southwest Florida.

Rachel was instrumental in helping CROW achieve GOLD Certification through FL SEE. She is smart, energetic and passionate about her work at CROW where she has worked for over 8 years. She will be a great asset to FL SEE, we are honored to have her join our team.

NOTE: FL SEE has board positions available in Southeast, Northeast, Northwest and North Central regions. Click here for more information. 

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The Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism is a nonprofit educational organization established in 2000. It is a state-wide Certification/Recognition Program which maintains a professional code of ecotourism ethics in order to encourage an awareness of and stewardship for Florida’s natural and cultural history. For more info please visit:


by: Rachel Rainbolt FL SEE Board Member

SAVE OUR SEABIRDS (SOS) is a non-profit wildlife rehabilitation facility that operates in the Southwest Florida region. Its team members work to rescue and treat more than 5,000 birds a year while also supplying permanent homes to those in need. If you are interested in supporting an organization that provides an invaluable service to its patrons, both human and animal alike, visit their living museum in Sarasota. SOS is open daily from 10am to 5pm, and this FL SEE Gold-Certified ecotour operator celebrated a 10 Year Anniversary on its current site in 2018.

The Wild Bird Learning Center features over 200 live birds that have sustained injuries preventing their release back into nature. In addition to meeting these feathered friends, guests experience sustainability in action by strolling on the interpretive Birdwalk to appreciate the benefits of native plant landscaping and renewable energy consumption. 





 FL SEE Eco-provider workshops have been conducted for 15 years as a way to provide on going education and professional development to members and eco tour operators in Florida. Based on the Principles of Ecotourism  education  remains the foundation of FL SEE's mission.

As FL SEE grew statewide, we launched these presentations by webinar so we could reach members around the state. Join us during the months of June-October for monthly webinars that will help you offer meaningful sustainable programs to your guests. These webinars help prepare businesses who wish to pursue certification through FL SEE.


FL SEE ECO TOUR WEBINARS are dedicated to the memory of John Kiseda

The Florida SEE Grapevine - March, 2020