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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

REPTILE FEEDINGS!
Families & All Ages, FREE (No Reservations Needed)
Wednesdays - 3:15 p.m.
Saturdays - 1:00 p.m.

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FEBRUARY

  • SCIENCE FOR SENIORS: ARMADILLOS
    Tuesday, February 2, 9:30 a.m.
    Adults 50+, $5/person (Reservations required)
    ‘Science for Seniors’ programs are designed for the active senior adult with a desire to learn more about our environment. Armadillos are one of nature’s maligned and disliked creatures, but “Creepy Crawly Girl” Sydelle Dombrowsky will give you insights into this unusual animal’s life.   

  • ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS
    Saturday, February 6, 9:30 a.m.
    Ages 8+, $10/person (Reservations required)
    Learn the basics of archery from safety to shooting and develop a great new skill during this 2-hour program. Equipment is provided, and space is limited.  Please wear close-toed shoes, and bring water and sun protection.

  • ARCHERY OPEN RANGE
    Saturday, February 6, 1:30 p.m.
    Ages 8+, $10/person (Reservations required)
    *Prerequisite: Must have completed the Archery for Beginners course at Okeeheelee Nature Center.
    Here is the chance to practice those new-found archery skills! This expansion of our archery program will offer participants new challenges and allow them to work on precision and accuracy with a compound bow. Equipment is provided, and space is limited. Please wear close-toed shoes, and bring water and sun protection.

  • STORY TIME
    Tuesday, February 9, 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.

  • SCIENCE FOR SENIORS: ANIMAL COMMUNICATION
    Tuesday, February 16, 9:30 a.m.
    Adults 50+, $5/person (Reservations required)
    ‘Science for Seniors’ programs are designed for the active senior adult with a desire to learn more about our environment. Did you know that animals can communicate through scent, colors, dance, and even electrical impulses?  Join guest speaker Rebecca Weeks from Green Cay Nature Center to learn about some fascinating communication methods!

  • OKEEHEELEE AFTER HOURS PRESENTS: REFLECTIVE SCAVENGER HUNT
    Friday, February 19, 7:00 p.m.
    Ages 8+, $5/participant (Reservations required)
    Join the new evening series “Okeeheelee After Hours” with topics that vary each month.  This month, have fun hunting for clues in the dark to learn about Okeeheelee animals and habitats!

  • DEER & RAPTOR WALK
    Saturday, February 20, 10:30 a.m.
    Families/All ages, $3/person (Reservations required)
    Go on a “behind the scenes” tour of the deer and raptor compounds, see the animals up close, and learn about these unique critters! Please note: This program is not stroller or wheelchair accessible.   

  • STORY TIME
    Tuesday, February 23, 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.

  • NATURE WALK
    Saturday, February 27, 10:30 a.m.
    Families/All ages, FREE (No reservations needed)
    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.

  • SPECIAL EVENT:  DARK SKY FESTIVAL
    Saturday, February 27, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
    Families/All ages, FREE  (No reservations needed)
    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.


MARCH

  • SCIENCE FOR SENIORS: Loggerhead Shrike
    Tuesday, March 1, 9:30 a.m.
    Adults 50+, $5/person (Reservations required)
    ‘Science for Seniors’ programs are designed for the active senior adult with a desire to learn more about our environment. Have you heard of the “butcher bird?”  Join guest speaker Phil Rathner for a photographic series portraying the Loggerhead Shrike’s life story and nesting cycle.

  • ARCHERY for BEGINNERS
    Saturday, March 5, 9:30 a.m.
    Ages 8+, $10/person (Reservations required)
    Learn the basics of archery from safety to shooting and develop a great new skill during this 2-hour program. Equipment is provided, and space is limited.  Please wear close-toed shoes, and bring water and sun protection.

  • ARCHERY OPEN RANGE
    Saturday, March 5, 1:30 p.m.
    Ages 8+, $10/person (Reservations required)
    *Prerequisite: Must have completed the Archery for Beginners course at Okeeheelee Nature Center.
    Here is the chance to practice those new-found archery skills! This expansion of our archery program will offer participants new challenges and allow them to work on precision and accuracy with a compound bow. Equipment is provided, and space is limited. Please wear close-toed shoes, and bring water and sun protection.

  • STORY TIME
    Tuesday, March 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.

  • SCIENCE FOR SENIORS: Prehistory of Palm Beach County
    Tuesday, March 15, 9:30 a.m.
    Adults 50+, $5/person (Reservations required)
    ‘Science for Seniors’ programs are designed for the active senior adult with a desire to learn more about our environment. Join Palm Beach County Archaeologist Chris Davenport as he shares with us an overview of the ancient Native Americans that once called Palm Beach County their home.

  • OKEEHEELEE AFTER HOURS PRESENTS: Owl Prowl
    Friday, March 18, 7:00 p.m.
    Ages 8+, $5/participant (Reservations required)
    Join the new evening series “Okeeheelee After Hours” with topics that vary each month. For this program, meet and learn about our live educational owls: a Great Horned Owl, Barred Owl and Eastern Screech Owl. Then, take a short walk and see if we can find or hear any owls in our forest. Please wear close-toed shoes, and bring bug spray.

  • DEER & RAPTOR WALK
    Saturday, March 19, 10:30 a.m.
    Families/All ages, $3/person (Reservations required)
    Go on a “behind the scenes” tour of the deer and raptor compounds, see the animals up close, and learn about these unique critters! Please note: This program is not stroller or wheelchair accessible.   

 

Contact Information

 

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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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