​​​​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 - 3:15 p.m.
Saturdays - 1:00 p.m.

Owl Feedings
Families & All ages, FREE (No reservations needed)
Thursdays - 4:00 p.m.

DECEMBER

  • ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS
    Saturday, December 9, 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. Please wear close-toed shoes and bring water and sun protection.

  • ARCHERY – OPEN RANGE
    Saturday, December 9, 1:00 p.m.
    Ages 8+, $10/person (Reservations required) 
    *Prerequisite: Must have completed the Archery for Beginners course at Okeeheelee Nature Center.
    Here is the chance to practice those new-found archery skills! This expansion of the archery program will offer participants new challenges and allow them to work on precision and accuracy with a compound bow. Equipment is provided. Please wear close-toed shoes, and bring water and sun protection. Program is approximately an hour and a half.

  • CANOEING 101
    Saturday, December 16, 10:00 a.m. 
    Ages 10+, $10/participant (Reservations required)
    Learn the basics of how to safely canoe in this two-hour program. All equipment is provided. This outdoor adventure takes place in the south section of Okeeheelee Park. Please wear close-toed shoes and bring water and sun protection.

  • NATURE WALK
    Saturday, December 23, 10:30 a.m.
    Families/All ages, FREE (No reservations required)
    Go on a FREE guided nature walk through the Pine Flatwoods forest and learn about the plants and animals that live right here in the local community.

  • DEER & RAPTOR WALK
    Wednesday, December 27, 10:30 a.m. 
    Ages 6+, $3/participant (Reservations required)
    Go on a “behind the scenes” tour of the deer and raptor compounds for an opportunity to see the animals up close and learn about these unique creatures. Program length is approximately one-hour.

  • ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS
    Friday, December 29, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 8+, $10/person (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. Please wear close-toed shoes, and bring water and sun protection.

  • RAPTOR CHAPTER
    Saturday, December 30, 10:30 a.m. 
    Families/all ages, $3/participant (Reservations required)
    Learn about the birds of prey that live at the nature center. In this program, get an up close and personal experience with the birds of prey in an educational setting. Program length is approximately one-hour.​

JANUARY

  • NATURE WALK
    Tuesday, January 2, 10:30 a.m.
    Families/All ages, FREE (No reservations required)
    Go on a FREE guided nature walk through the Pine Flatwoods forest and learn about the plants and animals that live right here in the local community.

  • DEER & RAPTOR WALK
    Thursday, January 4, 10:30 a.m. 
    Ages 6+, $3/participant (Reservations required)
    Go on a “behind the scenes” tour of the deer and raptor compounds for an opportunity to see the animals up close and learn about these unique creatures. Program length is approximately one-hour.

  • CANOEING 101
    Friday, January 5, 10:00 a.m. 
    Ages 10+, $10/participant (Reservations required)
    Learn the basics of how to safely canoe in this two-hour program. All equipment is provided. This outdoor adventure takes place in the south section of Okeeheelee Park. Please wear close-toed shoes and bring water and sun protection.

  • ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS
    Saturday, January 6, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 8+, $10/person (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. Please wear close-toed shoes, and bring water and sun protection.

  • DEER & RAPTOR WALK
    Saturday, January 13, 10:30 a.m. 
    Ages 6+, $3/participant (Reservations required)
    Go on a “behind the scenes” tour of the deer and raptor compounds for an opportunity to see the animals up close and learn about these unique creatures. Program length is approximately one-hour.

  • ARCHERY – OPEN RANGE
    Saturday, January 20, 1:00 p.m.
    Ages 8+, $10/person (Reservations required) 
    *Prerequisite: Must have completed the Archery for Beginners course at Okeeheelee Nature Center
    Here is the chance to practice those new-found archery skills! This expansion of the archery program will offer participants new challenges and allow them to work on precision and accuracy with a compound bow. Equipment is provided. Please wear close-toed shoes, and bring water and sun protection. Program is approximately an hour and a half.

  • NATURE WALK
    Saturday, January 27, 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.