​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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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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
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.

FEBRUARY
  • MOTHER NATURE & ME: LOVE BUGS
    Tuesday, February 4, 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: SNAKES
    Tuesday, February 11, 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.

  • BUTTERFLY GARDENING
    Saturday, February 15, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 5+, $3/participant (Reservations required)
    Learn all about local butterflies and discover how to attract them with a butterfly garden. Find out which plants are best to attract a multitude of species and enjoy a guided tour of Daggerwing Nature Center’s butterfly garden.

  • MOTHER NATURE & ME: START YOUR GARDEN
    Tuesday, February 18, 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!

  • BETTER BIRDING
    Saturday, February 22, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 5+, $3/person (Reservations required)
    Learn about the exciting hobby of bird watching. First, join a naturalist who will teach bird identification skills and proper use of binoculars and field guides.  Then practice these new skills during a guided birding adventure.

  • ANIMAL KEEPER FOR A DAY
    Friday, February 28, 10:00 a.m.
    Ages 8+, $10/participant (Reservations required)
    Animal keepers have the coolest job! Work behind the scenes with animal care staff and volunteers to feed diets, clean exhibits, and provide enrichments to the animals at the nature center. Learn what it takes to care for these special animal ambassadors.

  • WELLNESS PROGRAMS 
    (SPONSORED BY FRIENDS OF DAGGERWING NATURE CENTER)
    TODDLER TIME YOGA 
    Tuesday, February 25, 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.