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Reservations are required for ALL programs (unless otherwise noted). All participants are required to sign a Program Participation Form before each program.

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ANIMAL FEEDINGS
Daily, 3:15 p.m. 
All ages, FREE (Reservations not required)
3:15 p.m. is feeding time! Listen to a short talk about one of Daggerwing’s resident animals and then watch while it’s fed. Wednesday - Owl; Thursday - Snake; Friday - Tortoise; Saturday - Alligator

NOVEMBER

MOTHER NATURE & ME: THANKSGIVING WITH THE ANIMALS

Tuesday, November 15, 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, November 15, 3:30 p.m.
Ages 5+, FREE (Reservations required)
Enjoy a special program about snakes featuring a visit from some of 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.

FISHING FUN
Wednesday, November 23, 10:00 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.​

DECEMBER​

​​BIRDING 101

Saturday, December 3, 10:30 a.m.
Ages 5+, $3/participant (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.  Then practice these new skills during a guided birding adventure.

MOTHER NATURE & ME: NIGHT OWL
Tuesday, December 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, December 13, 3:30 p.m.
Ages 5+, FREE (Reservations required)
Enjoy a special program about insects & spiders 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.

NIGHT HIKE 
Thursday, December 15, 6:00 p.m.
Ages 8+, $5/person (Reservations required)
Always wondered what Daggerwing’s boardwalk would be like after dark? Learn about nocturnal animals and join a naturalist on a tour of the boardwalk at night!

MOTHER NATURE & ME: TURTLE TIME
Tuesday, December 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!

ORIENTEERING
Thursday, December 22, 10:00 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.

ANIMAL KEEPER FOR A DAY
Wednesday, December 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, clean exhibits, and provide enrichments to the animals at the nature center. Learn what it takes to care for these special animal ambassadors.