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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

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

Alligator


SEPTEMBER

  • DEER & RAPTOR WALK
    Saturday, September 10, 10:30 a.m. 
    Ages 6+, $3/participant (Reservations required)
    Go on a “behind the scenes” tour of the deer and raptor compounds for an opportunity to see the animals up close and learn about these unique creatures. Please note: This program is not stroller or wheelchair accessible. Program length is approximately 1 hour.

  • STORY TIME
    Tuesday, September 13, 10:00 a.m. 
    Ages 2-5, $2/child (Reservations required)
    This program includes activities, songs, and stories. During this session, go on a special nature hike featuring an interactive animal clue trail. Program time is approximately ½ hour.

  • SPECIAL EVENT: DEER NAMING
    Friday, September 16, 6:00 p.m. 
    Families/all ages, FREE (No reservations required)
    Help name the newest addition to the deer herd living at Okeeheelee Nature Center! This little fawn is the center of attention for a public naming contest. Join the nature center and the Friends of Okeeheelee Nature Center for an evening with animals and a presentation of the fawn’s new name. To provide a name for the contest, visit Okeeheelee Nature Center in person. Submissions are accepted until the close of business on Saturday, September 10 at 4:30 p.m.

  • NATURE WALK
    Saturday, September 24, 10:30 a.m.
    Families/all ages, FREE (No reservations required)
    Go on a FREE guided nature walk through the Pine Flatwoods forest and learn about the plants and animals that live right here in the local community.

  • STORY TIME
    Tuesday, September 27, 10:00 a.m. 
    Ages 2-5, $2/child (Reservations required)
    Enjoy a special meet and greet with some of Okeeheelee Nature Center's raptors (birds of prey, not dinosaurs). This program includes songs, a craft, and a special animal encounter.  Program time is approximately ½ hour.

 

OCTOBER

  • DEER & RAPTOR WALK
    Saturday, October 8, 10:30 a.m. 
    Ages 6+, $3/participant (Reservations required)
    Go on a “behind the scenes” tour of the deer and raptor compounds for an opportunity to see the animals up close and learn about these unique creatures. Please note: This program is not stroller or wheelchair accessible. Program length is approximately 1 hour.

  • STORY TIME
    Tuesday, October 11, 10:00 a.m. 
    Ages 2-5, $2/child (Reservations required)
    This program includes activities, songs, and stories. During this session, learn all about fish and enjoy a fun fish craft to take home. Program length is approximately ½ hour.

  • OKEEHEELEE AFTER HOURS PRESENTS: ART AFTER DARK 
    Friday, October 21, 7:00 p.m.

    Ages 8+, $5/participant (Reservations required)
    This special opportunity to visit Okeeheelee Nature Center after hours is back! Participants will be exposed to the beauty of twilight and use several of the nature center owls as models for creation of their own artwork.

  • NATURE WALK
    Saturday, October 22, 10:30 a.m.
    Families/All ages, FREE (No reservations required)
    Go on a FREE guided nature walk through the Pine Flatwoods forest and learn about the plants and animals that live right here in the local community.

  • STORY TIME
    Tuesday, October 25, 10:00 a.m. 
    Ages 2-5, $2/child (Reservations required)
    Go ‘batty’ with this perfect program about bats. This program also includes songs and a special bat craft to take home. Program length is approximately ½ hour.

  • ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS
    Saturday, October 29, 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, October 29, 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 the 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.

 

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)
Google Maps
(561) 233-1400
Fax (561) 233-1406
E-mail: onc@pbcgov.org

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Staff

 
  • Callie Sharkey
    Manager
  • Lauren Rambo
    Naturalist
  • Pam Veenstra
    Assistant Naturalist
  • Dottie Buchan
    Assistant Naturalist
 

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