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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


JANUARY

  • SCIENCE FOR SENIORS: Bats
    Tuesday, January 6, 9:30 am
    Adults 50+, $5/person

    These easy-paced programs are designed for adults 50 and over with a desire to learn more about our environment. This class will focus on bats!

  • STORY TIME
    Thursday, January 8, 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.

  • DEER and RAPTOR WALK
    Saturday, January 17, 10:30 am
    Families/All Ages, $3/person

    Go on a “behind the scenes” tour of the Deer and raptor compounds, see the animals up close, and learn about these unique critters!

  • SCIENCE FOR SENIORS: Vultures
    Tuesday, January 20, 9:30 am
    Adults 50+, $5/person

    These easy-paced programs are designed for adults 50 and over with a desire to learn more about our environment. This class will focus on vultures!

  • STORY TIME
    Thursday, January 22, 10:00 am
    Ages 2-5, $2/child

    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.

 

FEBRUARY

  • SCIENCE FOR SENIORS: Cephalopods (Octopus)
    Tuesday, Feb 3, 9:30am
    Adults 50+, $5/person
    These easy-paced programs are designed for adults 50 and over with a desire to learn more about our environment.  Join guest speaker James Wood as he shares with us about the amazing creatures that belong to the group Cephalopoda.  

  • STORY TIME
    Thursday, Feb 5, 10:00am
    Ages 2-5, $2/child
    Introduce little ones ages 2-5 to nature during  Story Time!  Join us as we share stories and meet an animal, go on a hike, or make a craft!  Each class will have a new and different exciting topic.

  • SNAKES
    Saturday, Feb 7, 10:30am
    Families/All Ages, $3/person
    Are snakes slimy?  Should I be afraid of them?  Come learn the answers to these questions and meet a variety of the  nature center’s live snakes!  

  • SCIENCE FOR SENIORS: Dragonflies
    Tuesday, Feb 17, 9:30am
    Adults 50+, $5/person
    These easy-paced programs are designed for adults 50 and over with a desire to learn more about our environment.  Master Naturalist Sydelle Dombrowsky will share with us her expertise on this unique group of insects.

  • STORY TIME
    Thursday, Feb 19, 10:00am
    Ages 2-5, $2/child
    Introduce little ones ages 2-5 to nature during  Story Time!  Join us as we share stories and meet an animal, go on a hike, or make a craft!  Each class will have a new and different exciting topic.

  • DEER & RAPTOR WALK
    Saturday, Feb 21, 10:30am
    Families/All Ages, $3/person
    Go on a “behind the scenes” tour of the deer and raptor compounds, see the animals up close, and learn about these unique critters! 
  • DARK SKY FESTIVAL
    Saturday, Feb 21, 6:00-10:00pm
    Families/All ages, FREE
    This family-friendly event will demonstrate how you can improve lighting practices to lower energy use, reduce harmful impacts to wildlife and humans, and make it easier to see the night sky.  Event activities include stargazing, telescopes, live animal show, guided nature walks, guest speakers, children’s crafts, face painting, displays from local environmental organizations, and food vendors.  For more info, click here.

  • NATURE WALK
    Saturday, Feb 28, 10:30am
    Families/All Ages, FREE
    Join us for a FREE guided nature walk through the pine flatwoods forest and learn about what lives in this area. 

      

  


 

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

 
  • Callie Sharkey
    Manager
  • Kelli Dorschel
    Naturalist
  • Pirjo Campitelli
    Assistant Naturalist
  • Pam Veenstra
    Assistant Naturalist
 

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