​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Program Calendar

 

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Reservations are required for ALL programs (unless otherwise noted).  

TO REGISTER and MAKE PAYMENT for PROGRAMS:
Online - Select the “Online Services” tab at the top of this page and click on Register/Pay for Program; Login with your username and password. (New users must create a household account online-please follow online instructions)

In Person - Visit the nature center during operating hours.


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E-mail us and tell us you want to be on our list.  (Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing. )

 

DAILY ANIMAL FEEDINGS

  • Daily when the nature center is open, 3:15-3:30 p.m.
    Families / All Ages, FREE (Reservations NOT Required)
    3:15pm is feeding time! Listen to a short talk about a specific animal and then watch while they are fed.
    • Wednesday – Opossum
    • Thursday – Snake
    • Friday – Owl
    • Saturday - Alligator

 
DECEMBER
  • MOTHER NATURE & ME: REPTILE RESPECT
    Tuesday, December 3, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 2-5 (w/guardian), $4/child (Reservations required)
    Get ready to jump and shout with Mother Nature through stories, live animals, activities, and a craft specifically designed for toddlers and preschoolers!

  • DAGGERWING VISITS THE LIBRARY: ALLIGATOR
    Tuesday, December 10, 3:30 p.m.
    Ages 8+, FREE (Reservations required)
    Enjoy a special program featuring a visit from the nature center’s resident animal ambassadors, at the Glades Road Branch Library! Call the Glades Road Branch Library for details and RSVP at (561) 482-4554.
     
  • MOTHER NATURE & ME: REEF CREATURES
    Tuesday, December 17, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 2-5 (w/guardian), $4/child (Reservations required)
    Get ready to jump and shout with Mother Nature through stories, live animals, activities, and a craft specifically designed for toddlers and preschoolers!​

  • GEOLOGY ROCKS  
    Saturday, December 21, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 8+, $3/person (Reservations required)
    Join a naturalist to learn amazing geology facts including how rocks form, the three categories of rocks, and techniques for identification. Through hands-on exploration of beautiful rocks and minerals, participants will discover the wonders of geology!  ​

  • INTRO TO ARCHERY 
    Friday, December 27, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 8+, $10/participant (Reservations required)
    Join the USA Archery and N.F.A.A. certified staff and learn about the sport of archery. This exciting program teaches archery safety skills and proper use of a bow and arrow before getting time to practice on the range.​

  • WETLAND ANIMALS
    Saturday, December 28, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 5+, $3/participant (Reservations required) 
    Learn about the animals that live in the wetlands and how they are adapted for life in this habitat. Live collection animals will be featured during the presentation to enhance the educational experience!​

 
JANUARY
  • FISHING FUN
    Friday, January 3, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 8+, $10/participant (Reservations required)
    Learn the basics of freshwater fishing! Class includes fishing pole basics, casting tips, and freshwater fish identification. All fishing supplies are provided. Please bring a water bottle, sun protection, and closed-toed shoes that can get wet/muddy.

  • MEET-N-GREET WITH THE ARTIST
    Saturday, January 4, 1:00 p.m.
    All ages, FREE (Reservations not required)
    Meet Peggie “Batia” Lowenberg, the artist exhibiting in the Art Gallery during the month of January, to discuss her creative interpretation of nature on display​
     
  • MOTHER NATURE & ME: HOPPY NEW YEAR
    Tuesday, January 7, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 2-5 (w/guardian), $4/child (Reservations required)
    Get ready to jump and shout with Mother Nature through stories, live animals, activities, and a craft specifically designed for toddlers and preschoolers!

  • ANIMAL TRIVIA
    Saturday, January 11, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 5+, $3/participant (Reservations required)
    Meet several of the nature center’s live animals up close while playing a game to test your knowledge about some of their common animal myths.

  • DAGGERWING VISITS THE LIBRARY: OWLS
    Tuesday, January 14, 3:30 p.m.
    Ages 8+, FREE (Reservations required)
    Enjoy a special program featuring a visit from some of the nature center’s resident animal ambassadors, at the West Boca Branch Library! Call the West Boca Branch Library for details and RSVP at (561) 470-1600.

  • MOTHER NATURE & ME: A IS FOR ALLIGATOR
    Tuesday, January 21, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 2-5 (w/guardian), $4/child (Reservations required)
    Get ready to jump and shout with Mother Nature through stories, live animals, activities, and a craft specifically designed for toddlers and preschoolers!

  • INTRO TO ORIENTEERING 
    Saturday, January 25, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 8+, $10/participant (Reservations required)
    Join a naturalist and learn how to navigate using a map and compass! Participants will then get to practice the directional skills they learn on a fun, outside adventure course. Please bring a water bottle, sun protection, and closed-toed shoes.

  • WELLNESS PROGRAMS 
    (SPONSORED BY FRIENDS OF DAGGERWING NATURE CENTER)
    TODDLER TIME YOGA 
    Tuesday, January 28, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 2-5 (w/guardian), $5/child (Reservations required- only by calling the nature center, 561-629-8760)
    Yoga for preschool children teaches breathing, stretching, mind and body relaxation, and easy yoga poses through carefully designed activities. Incorporating play, dance, and acting out stories, children learn healthy techniques for lifelong wellness while having fun. Bring a yoga mat and wear skid guard socks.