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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.

Activities promote environmental awareness, conservation, and recreation.

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.

ANIMAL FEEDINGS
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 2:15 p.m.
Families/all ages, FREE (No reservations required)

ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS
Saturdays, 10:15 a.m.
Families/all ages, FREE (No reservations required)

GUIDED ½ MILE BOARDWALK TOURS
Wednesdays-Saturdays* 
*times vary, please call 561-966-7000 to confirm
Families/all ages, FREE (No reservations required)

ETHNOBOTANY-SPECIFIC TOURS
Saturdays, 11:00 a.m.
Families/all ages, FREE (No reservations required)

FEBRUARY


​ARCHERY 101
Saturday, February 17, 10:00 a.m.
Ages 8+, $10/participant (Reservations required, limit 12)
Join a USA Archery Certified Instructor to learn the basics of archery and develop a fun new skill! This 1.5-hour program will start with a demonstration followed by target practice! All equipment provided, please wear closed-toe shoes and bring water and sun protection as it takes place outdoors. 
 
SCIENCE FOR SENIORS: ANIMAL ENRICHMENT & TRAINING
Friday, February 23, 1:00 p.m.
Ages 50+, $5/participant (Reservations required, limit 50)
Learn about animal enrichment and training processes from an animal husbandry professional and member of the South Florida Herpetological Society with over 55 different species in his own personal collection.
 
ANIMAL KEEPER FOR A DAY
Saturday, February 24, 9:30 a.m.
Ages 8+, $10/participant (Reservations required, limit 8)          
Ever wondered what it would be like to be an animal keeper? Work behind the scenes with animal care staff and volunteers to find out. It can be a dirty job but the most rewarding!

NIGHT STALKERS 
Wednesday, February 28, 6:15 p.m.
Ages 9+, $5/participant (Reservations required, limit 20)         
Join a naturalist on a nighttime boardwalk tour looking at nature from the point of view of its nocturnal residents. Flashlights are recommended, but not required.

MARCH


BIRD TALK & TOUR:  PURPLE MARTINS
Saturday, March 2, 9:30 a.m.
All ages, $5/participant (Reservations required, limit 20)
Start the day off with a Florida bird presentation followed by a one-hour birding tour with one of our naturalists. Bring binoculars and your field guide if you have them. 

SCIENCE FOR SENIORS: MEET THE MARTINS: AMERICA’S MOST BELOVED TENANTS
Friday, March 8, 1:00 p.m.
Ages 50+, $5/participant (Reservations required, limit 50)
Purple Martins are one of North America’s most loved birds for many reasons; their chattering song, social antics, aerial acrobatics and insect-eating habits. Long ago, Native Americans hung up hollowed-out gourds to attract nesting Purple Martins. Today, they are dependent on the hospitality of human landlords for their survival in the East. No other species has its fate intertwined with humans as Purple Martins do. Learn about the life cycle of these long-distance migrants, their unique relationship with people and conservation efforts in Palm Beach County.

ARCHERY 101
Saturday, March 16, 10:00 a.m.
Ages 8+, $10/participant (Reservations required, limit 12)
Join a USA Archery Certified Instructor to learn the basics of archery and develop a fun new skill! This 1.5-hour program will start with a demonstration followed by target practice! All equipment provided, please wear closed-toe shoes and bring water and sun protection as it takes place outdoors. 
 
SCIENCE FOR SENIORS: ETHNOBOTANY TALK & TOUR
Friday, March 22, 1:00 p.m.
Ages 50+, $5/participant (Reservations required, limit 50)
Classroom presentation on the history of pre-Columbian Palm Beach County Native American culture followed by a short boardwalk tour on the identification of plants and their use by Native American people.

NIGHT STALKERS 
Wednesday, March 27, 7:30 p.m.
Ages 9+, $5/participant (Reservations required, limit 20)         
Join a naturalist on a nighttime boardwalk tour looking at nature from the point of view of its nocturnal residents. Flashlights are recommended, but not required.

REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS:  SENSATIONAL SNAKES
Saturday, March 30, 10:00 a.m.
All ages, $5/participant (Reservations required, limit 20)
Join a naturalist as we learn about Florida’s reptiles and amphibians followed by a guided tour.