​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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

WEEKLY WELLNESS PROGRAMS

  • RESTORATIVE YOGA
    Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Four week sessions, call for start dates)
    $45 for four sessions, $35 for Friends of Daggerwing members, or $15 for one session (Reservations required)
    Yoga can help one find peace, tranquility, mindfulness, strength, balance, and flexibility. All equipment is provided.

FEBRUARY
  • WETLAND ANIMALS
    Saturday, February 2, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 5+, $3/participant (Reservations required) 
    Learn about the animals that live in the wetlands and how they are adapted for life in this habitat. Live collection animals will be featured during the presentation to enhance the educational experience!

  • MOTHER NATURE & ME: LOVE BUGS
    Tuesday, February 5, 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: BIRDS
    Tuesday, February 5, 2:00 p.m.
    Adults, FREE (Reservations not required)
    Enjoy a special program featuring a visit from the nature center’s resident animal ambassadors, at the Glades Road Branch Library!

  • MOTHER NATURE & ME: SUPER SNAKES
    Tuesday, February 19, 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 22, 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 nighttime boardwalk tour looking at nature from the point of view of its nocturnal residents.

  • INTRO TO ARCHERY 
    Saturday, February 23, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 8+, $10/participant (Reservations required)
    Join the USA Archery and N.F.A.A. certified staff and learn about the sport of archery. This exciting program teaches archery safety skills and proper use of a bow and arrow before getting time to practice on the range.

 
MARCH
  • MOTHER NATURE & ME: FISHY FRIENDS 
    Tuesday, March 5, 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, March 8, 6:30 p.m. 
    Ages 5+, $5/participant (Reservations required) 
    Ever wondered what Daggerwing’s boardwalk would be like after dark? Join a naturalist on a nighttime boardwalk tour looking at nature from the point of view of its nocturnal residents.

  • DAGGERWING VISITS THE LIBRARY: SNAKES 
    Tuesday, March 12, 3:30 p.m. 
    Ages 8+, FREE (Reservations required) 
    Enjoy a special program 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.

  • MOTHER NATURE & ME: TURTLE TIME 
    Tuesday, March 19, 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 
    Thursday, March 21, 10:30 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 takes to care for these special animal ambassadors.

  • GEOCACHING BY BIKE 
    Saturday, March 23, 10:30 a.m. 
    Ages 8+, $5/participant (Reservations required) 
    Integrate modern technology with the exploration of nature! This BYOB* activity provides a chance for families to get outside and ride together while participating in the world-wide scavenger hunt called geocaching. Learn how to use a GPS handheld unit or bring a personal smartphone. *Bring your own bike​

  • DIP NETTING 
    Saturday, March 30, 10:30 a.m. 
    Ages 8+, $10/participant (Reservations required) 
    Find out what creatures naturally live in the water of our wetlands! Collect tiny pond animals outside* and then observe those findings using magnifying glasses and microscopes inside. *Wear closed-toe shoes that can get wet/dirty