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Upcoming Programs

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION:
· Programs are by reservation only unless otherwise noted. Call 561-233-1400 or visit the center to make a reservation.
· Many programs require minimum registration in order to run the program. Please register at least 2 days in advance.
· Please call if you cannot keep your reservation, which will allow someone on the waiting list to take your spot.
· If you are more than 5 minutes late to a program you have a reservation for, your spot will be given to a person on the wait list.
· Fees are due upon arrival to program (cash or check preferred).
· For every program, participants/guardians are required to sign a Program Participation Form.

 

Upcoming Programs


EVERY SATURDAY!
Families & All Ages, FREE (No Reservations Needed)
1:00pm Reptile Feedings
3:00pm Fish Feeding Frenzy
Alligator



NOVEMBER

  • NATURE WALK
    Saturday, November 1, 10:30 a.m.
    Families/All Ages, FREE (No Reservations Required)
    Join us for a FREE guided nature walk through the pine flatwoods forest and learn about the plants and animals that live right here in your community.

  • SCIENCE FOR SENIORS: Fall Bird Walk
    Tuesday, November 4, 8:30 a.m.
    Adults 50+, $5/person (Reservations Required)
    ‘Science for Seniors’ programs are easy paced and are designed for adults 50 and older with a desire to learn more about our environment.  This class will look for migratory birds on a walk through our pine flatwoods forest.

  • STORY TIME
    Thursday, November 6, 10:00 a.m.
    Ages 2-5, $2/child (Reservations Required)
    Introduce your little ones to Mother Nature through stories!  Class activities may include live animals, games, nature walks and/or crafts specifically designed for toddlers and preschoolers!  Class is approximately one half hour long and the topic varies for each class.

  • MEET THE ANIMALS
    Saturday, November 8, 10:30 a.m.
    Families/All Ages, $3/person (Reservations Required)
    Come meet a variety of the nature center’s LIVE educational animals and hear their stories!  Learn why we have them and how they now help educate people on how to take care of their wild relatives.

  • NATURE WALK
    Saturday, November 15, 10:30 a.m.
    Families/All Ages, FREE (No Reservations Required)
    Join us for a FREE guided nature walk through the pine flatwoods forest and learn about the plants and animals that live right here in your community.

  • STORY TIME
    Thursday, November 20, 10:00 a.m.
    Ages 2-5, $2/child (Reservations Required)
    Introduce your little ones to Mother Nature through stories!  Class activities may include live animals, games, nature walks and/or crafts specifically designed for toddlers and preschoolers!  Class is approximately one half hour long and the topic varies for each class.

  • RAPTOR ECOLOGY AND WOODTURNERS DEMONSTRATION
    Special plaque unveiling in memory of Leah Schad
    Saturday, November 22, 9:00 a.m.
    Families/All Ages, FREE (No Reservations Required)
    Learn about the uniqueness of raptors, their reproduction, anatomy, and the differences between nocturnal and diurnal species. Members of the Palm Beach County Woodturners will also be on hand for demonstrations during this special program being presented in honor Leah Schad, an original member of the Okeeheelee Park Citizen’s Advisory Committee. She was also a former Governing Board Member of the South Florida Water Management District, a Board Member and President of the Audubon Society of the Everglades, and a strong advocate for environmental stewardship and land conservation. Leah Schad passed away in 2008.

    A plaque placed at the Okeeheelee Nature Center in her honor will be unveiled in a special ceremony at 9:00 a.m.

  • SCIENCE FOR SENIORS: Cetacean Ecology
    Tuesday, November 25, 9:30am
    Adults 50+, $5/person (Reservations Required)
    ‘Science for Seniors’ programs are easy paced and are designed for adults 50 and older with a desire to learn more about our environment.  This class will focus on the unique lives of whales and dolphins, and will be taught by guest speaker Rebecca Weeks, Green Cay Nature Center Manager and marine mammal expert.

  • NATURE WALK
    Saturday, November 29, 10:30am
    Families / All Ages, FREE (No Reservations Required)
    Join us for a FREE guided nature walk through the pine flatwoods forest and learn about the plants and animals that live right here in your community.



DECEMBER

  • STORY TIME
    Thursday, December 4, 10:00 a.m.
    Ages 2-5, $2/child (Reservations Required)
    Introduce your little ones to Mother Nature through stories!  Class activities may include live animals, games, nature walks and/or crafts specifically designed for toddlers and preschoolers!  Class is approximately one half hour long and the topic varies for each class.

  • HOLIDAY PARTY
    Friday, December 5, 6:00 p.m.
    Families/All Ages, FREE- Suggested donation for some activities (No Reservations Required)
    Come celebrate the season with us!  Enjoy cookies and punch, meet an animal, make a craft, and enter the raffle for a chance to name our baby alligators!  We will also be celebrating our volunteers and the wonderful work they’ve done for us this past year.  Don’t miss this fun and festive evening! 

  • BUTTERFLIES
    Saturday, December 6, 10:30 a.m.
    Families/All Ages, $3/person (Reservations Required)
    Flutter on in and learn about our local butterflies! Learn about their life cycles and habits, and then head outside to see them in action in the Okeeheelee butterfly garden.

  • SCIENCE FOR SENIORS: Natural Landscaping with Native Plants
    Tuesday, December 9, 9:30am
    Adults 50+, $5/person (Reservations Required)
    ‘Science for Seniors’ programs are easy paced and are designed for adults 50 and older with a desire to learn more about our environment.  A guest speaker from the Palm Beach County Extension Office will teach us how to choose “the right plant for the right place” while beautifying our yards and saving water.   

  • NATURE WALK
    Saturday, December 13, 10:30 a.m.
    Families / All Ages, FREE (No Reservations Required)
    Join us for a FREE guided nature walk through the pine flatwoods forest and learn about the plants and animals that live right here in your community.

  • STORY TIME
    Thursday, December 18, 10:00 a.m.
    Ages 2-5, $2/child (Reservations Required)
    Introduce your little ones to Mother Nature through stories!  Class activities may include live animals, games, nature walks and/or crafts specifically designed for toddlers and preschoolers!  Class is approximately one half hour long and the topic varies for each class.

  • ALL ABOUT DEER: The kind that can’t fly!
    Saturday, December 20, 10:30 a.m.
    Families/All Ages, $3/person (Reservations Required)
    We don’t have Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, but we do have a herd of White-tail Deer!  Take a behind-the-scenes tour with us and meet our buck, Handsome, while learning all about the lives of deer.  

  • NATURE WALK
    Saturday, December 27, 10:30 a.m.
    Families/All Ages, FREE (No Reservations Required)
    Join us for a FREE guided nature walk through the pine flatwoods forest and learn about the plants and animals that live right here in your community.

 

 

Contact Information

 

Okeeheelee Nature Center Logo
Okeeheelee Nature Center
Okeeheelee Park
7715 Forest Hill Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33413
(one mile west of Jog Road)
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(561) 233-1400
Fax (561) 233-1406
E-mail: onc@pbcgov.org

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Staff

 
  • Clive Pinnock
    Manager
  • Kelli Dorschel
    Naturalist
  • Pirjo Campitelli
    Assistant Naturalist
  • Pamela Schneider
    Assistant Naturalist
 

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