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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.

EVERY SATURDAY
FREE - No reservations needed! 
· 10:00am Nature Walk
· 11:00am Reptile Feeding
· 12:00pm Fish Feedings


APRIL

  • BEGINNING BIRDING
    Saturday, April 5, 1:00 pm
    Families (Ages 8+), $3/person (Reservations Required – Call 561-233-1400)
    Learn from an expert on how to get started with the hobby of bird watching, and pick up tips on what features to look for on the bird in order to more easily figure it out. Then, we will practice our new skills and identify the birds that frequent our bird feeders.

  • SPECIAL EVENT: Earth Day
    Saturday, April 12, 9:00 am-3:00 pm
    Families/All Ages, FREE (No Reservations Needed)
    Join us for live animals, special guest speakers, crafts, tours, food and a variety of other activities as we celebrate the earth! Learn ways to “go green” and do your part to protect Mother Nature! For more information, click here.

  • STORY TIME
    Thursday, April 17, 10:00 am & 11:00 am
    Ages 2-5, $2/child (Reservations Required – Call 561-233-1400)
    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.

  • TOUCH TANK
    Saturday, April 19, 1:00 pm
    Families/All Ages, $3/person (Reservations Required – Call 561-233-1400)
    Get up-close-and-personal with some of our LIVE marine life! Learn about the specific features of each animal’s unique body, and how they use those adaptations for survival.

  • SCIENCE FOR SENIORS: Mangrove Ecology 
    Tuesday, April 22, 9:00 am
    Adults 50+, $5/person (Reservations Required – Call 561-233-1400)
    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 is a ½ day field trip to MacArthur Beach State Park where we will see and learn about the species that live in the mangrove estuaries. *Meet at Burnt Bridge at 9:00am; wear swimming attire or shorts; wear close-toed shoes or water shoes*

  • SCIENCE FOR SENIORS: Reef Ecology
    Tuesday, April 29, 9:00 am
    Adults 50+, $5/person (Reservations Required – Call 561-233-1400)
    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 is a ½ day field trip to Peanut Island where we will snorkel and learn about the species that live in the near-shore reefs. *Meet at Sailfish Marina at 9:00am; must pay own $8 ferry fee in addition to the $5 program fee; wear swimming attire; bring snorkeling equipment*

 

MAY

  • STORY TIME
    Thursday, May 1, 10:00 am
    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, May 3, 1:00 pm
    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.     

  • OWL PELLET ACTIVITY
    Saturday, May 10, 1:00 pm
    Families/All Ages, $3/person (Reservations Required)
    Meet two of the nature center’s live owls, and learn what an owl pellet is! Then we will dissect one to see if we can learn about what owls eat! 

  • STORY TIME
    Thursday, May 15, 10:00 am
    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.

  • CAMOUFLAGE
    Saturday, May 24, 1:00 pm
    Families/All Ages, $3/person (Reservations Required)
    Did you ever wonder why some animals are brightly colored and others are cryptically colored? Come to this class, and meet a variety of live animals and learn why animals are colored so differently. 

 

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
  • Pirjo Campitelli
    School Coordinator
  • Kelli Dorschel
    Naturalist / Volunteer Coordinator
  • Pamela Schneider
    Animal Caretaker
 

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