​​​​Upcoming Programs

 

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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.


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.


FEBRUARY
  • CANOEING 101
    Saturday, February 2, 9:30 a.m.
    Ages 10+, $10/participant (Reservations required)
    Learn the basics of how to safely canoe in this two-hour program. Equipment is provided. This special outdoor adventure takes place in the more secluded south section of Okeeheelee Park. Space is limited.
     
  • YOGA IN NATURE
    Saturday, February 9, 9:00 a.m.
    Ages 12+, $15/participant (Reservations required)
    Enjoy a 60-minute slow yoga class outdoors while learning about nature! Each month, the program will focus on a different animal or habitat theme. An optional live animal encounter will follow each class. The class is taught by a nature center naturalist, who is also a certified yoga instructor.

  • JUNIOR NATURALIST: PLANTS
    Saturday, February 16, 10:00 a.m.
    Ages 8-12, $10/participant (Reservations required)
    In this hands-on class just for kids, discover the amazing world of plants and learn how they grow, make seeds, defend themselves, and more. Each child will make and take home their own bottle terrarium. 

  • OWL PROWL: CAMPFIRE STORIES
    Friday, February 22, 6:30 p.m. 
    Ages 8+, $5/participant (Reservations required)
    Visit the nature center after hours to learn about the animals that prowl their forest at night and meet a few of their resident nocturnal creatures. Then, make s’mores and tell tales around the campfire! 

  • NATURE WALK
    Saturday, February 23, 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.​

MARCH
  • FLORIDA NATIVES
    Saturday, March 2, 10:30 a.m.
    All ages, $3/participant (Reservations required)
    Learn all about Florida’s native wildlife during a presentation that will incorporate fascinating biofacts and a variety of live animals.
     
  • YOGA IN NATURE
    Saturday, March 9, 9:00 a.m.
    Ages 12+, $15/participant (Reservations required)
    Enjoy a 60-minute slow yoga class outdoors while learning about nature! Each month, the program will focus on a different animal or habitat theme. An optional live animal encounter will follow each class. The class is taught by a nature center naturalist, who is also a certified yoga instructor.

  • JUNIOR NATURALIST: WATER
    Saturday, March 16, 10:00 a.m.
    Ages 8-12, $10/participant (Reservations required)
    This just-for-kids Junior Naturalist series is back at Okeeheelee Nature Center! Through engaging demonstrations and crafts and games, kids will learn about the Earth’s water cycle, wetlands, and how to help protect this precious resource.

  • NATURE WALK
    Saturday, March 23, 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.

  • DEER & RAPTOR WALK
    Saturday, March 23, 2:30 p.m.
    Families/all ages, $3/participant (Reservations required)
    Go on a “behind the scenes” tour of the deer and raptor compounds to see the animals up close and learn about these unique creatures!

  • ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS
    Saturday, March 30, 9:00 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.