​​​​​​​​​​​​​Program Calendar

 

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Reservations are required for ALL programs (unless otherwise noted). Please call if you are not able to attend the program to allow those on the waiting list to attend. If you are more than five minutes late to a program you have made a reservation for, your spot will be given to a person on the waiting list.

TO REGISTER, CALL 561-629-8760

Participants/guardians are required to sign a Program Participation Form upon arrival to the program. Program fees are due upon arrival to the program.

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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

FEBRUARY

  • NIGHT HIKE
    Friday, February 2, 6:00 p.m.
    Ages 5+, $5/participant (Reservations required)
    Always wondered what Daggerwing’s boardwalk would be like after dark?  Join a naturalist on a night-time boardwalk tour looking at nature from the point of view of its nocturnal residents.

  • MOTHER NATURE & ME: LOVE BUGS
    Tuesday, February 6, 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: INSECTS & SPIDERS
    Tuesday, February 13, 3:30 p.m.
    Ages 5+, FREE (Reservations required) 
    Enjoy a special program about insects and spiders, 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.

  • ANIMAL FACT OR FICTION
    Saturday, February 17, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 5+, $3/participant (Reservations required)
    Can owls really turn their heads all the way around? Could a turtle crawl out of its shell? Come find out the truth about many common animal myths and meet several of the nature center’s live education animals!

  • MOTHER NATURE & ME: BACKYARD BIRDS
    Tuesday, February 20, 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!

  • NIGHT HIKE
    Friday, February 23, 6:00 p.m.
    Ages 5+, $5/participant (Reservations required)
    Always wondered what Daggerwing’s boardwalk would be like after dark? Join a naturalist on a night-time boardwalk tour looking at nature from the point of view of its nocturnal residents.


MARCH

  • MOTHER NATURE & ME: TURTLE TIME
    Tuesday, March 6, 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: OWLS
    Tuesday, March 6, 3:30 p.m.
    Ages 5+, FREE (Reservations required)
    Enjoy a special program about owls, featuring a visit from the nature center’s resident animal ambassador, Artemis, at the West Boca Branch Library!  Call the West Boca Branch Library for details and RSVP at 561-470-1600.

  • NIGHT HIKE
    Friday, March 9, 6:30 p.m.
    Ages 5+, $5/participant (Reservations required)
    Always wondered what Daggerwing’s boardwalk would be like after dark?  Join a naturalist on a night-time boardwalk tour looking at nature from the point of view of its nocturnal residents.

  • INSECTS & SPIDERS
    Saturday, March 17, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 5+, $3/participant (Reservations required)
    What is the difference between an insect and a spider? Learn all about these fascinating creatures and their importance during this fun and educational presentation, which includes appearances from Daggerwing Nature Center’s resident animal ambassadors.        

  • MOTHER NATURE & ME: CELEBRATE THE SEASON
    Tuesday, March 20, 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 KEEPER FOR A DAY
    Wednesday, March 21, 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 really means to care for these special animal ambassadors.

  • NIGHT HIKE
    Friday, March 23, 7:30 p.m.
    Ages 5+, $5/participant (Reservations required)
    Always wondered what Daggerwing’s boardwalk would be like after dark? Join a naturalist on a night-time boardwalk tour looking at nature from the point of view of its nocturnal residents.

  • FISHING FUN
    Friday, March 30, 10:00 a.m.
    Ages 8+, $10/participant (Reservations required)
    Learn the basics of freshwater fishing and practice learned skills. 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.