​​​​​Upcoming Public Programs

 

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PROGRAM INFORMATION


  • 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.


Weekly Programs

Reptile Feedings
Families/all ages, FREE (No reservations needed)
Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.
Saturdays, 1:00 p.m.

Owl Feedings
Families/all ages, FREE (No reservations needed)
Thursdays, 3:30 p.m.
 
Snake Feedings
Families/all ages, FREE (No reservations required)
Fridays, 3:30 p.m.     


JANUARY
  • ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS
    Saturday, January 4, 9:30 a.m.
    Ages 8+, $10/participant (Reservations required)
    Learn the basics of archery from safety to shooting and develop a great new skill during this two-hour program. Equipment is provided. Space is limited.

  • REMARKABLE REPTILES
    Saturday, January 11, 10:30 a.m.
    Families/all ages, $3/participant (Reservations required) 
    Uncover the truth about some of the world’s most misunderstood animals—reptiles! Learn about the characteristics that make reptiles so unique and discover the important roles they play in the environment. Program participants will get to meet some of the nature center’s reptile ambassadors up close! Themed crafts and other activities will be available for the kids.

  • NATURE WALK
    Saturday, January 25, 10:30 a.m.
    Families/all ages, FREE (No reservations required)
    Join us for a FREE guided nature walk through our pine flatwoods forest and learn about the animals and plants that live in this habitat.  

FEBRUARY
  • ARCHERY OPEN RANGE
    Saturday, February 1, 9:30 a.m.
    Ages 8+, $10/participant (Reservations required)
    **Prerequisite: Must have completed Archery for Beginners**
    Practice those new-found archery skills! This practice session allows participants to work on precision and accuracy with a compound bow. Equipment is provided.

  • OKEEHEELEE AFTER HOURS
    Friday, February 7, 5:30 p.m.
    Ages 18+, $5/participant (Reservations required)
    During this program, a naturalist will lead the group on a sunset hike all around the nature preserve to search for crepuscular and nocturnal animals. As the day turns to night, look and listen for bats, owls, armadillos, flying squirrels, spiders and more! This session is for adults only to allow for slow and quiet exploration.

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

  • OKEEHEELEE OWL PROWL
    Friday, February 28, 6:00 p.m. 
    Ages 8+, $5/participant (Reservations required)
    Meet a couple of the nature center resident owls up-close and learn more about other animals that prowl the forest after dark. Then look for wildlife on a moonlight hike and make s’mores around the campfire!