​​​​​​​​​​​Upcoming Public Programs

 

Return to Okeeheelee

Reservations are required for ALL programs (unless otherwise noted). All participants are required to sign a Program Participation Form and COVID-19 Waiver before each program.

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.

Recently participated in a program at Okeeheelee Nature Center? Take our program survey​!

​JANUARY


​ONC BEHIND THE SCENES
Saturday, January 15, 3:00 p.m.
Families/all ages, $3/participant (Reservations required)
Take a behind the scenes tour to see where our outdoor animals live when they are not “working”. You will get to feed our white-tailed deer and meet several other animals up-close while learning all about them!

ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS
Tuesday, January 25, 10:00 a.m.
Ages 8+, $10/participant (Reservations required)
Learn the basics of archery from safety to shooting and develop a great new skill. All equipment is provided. Space is limited.

ADVANCED ARCHERY**
Tuesday, January 25, 12:00 p.m.
Ages 8+, $10/participant (Reservations required)
**Prerequisite: Must have completed Archery for Beginners**
This program is for those already familiar with the basics of archery. Develop your archery skills further as we teach advanced techniques and practice aim and precision. All equipment is provided. Space is limited.​

FEBRUARY


REMARKABLE REPTILES
Saturday, February 12, 1:00 p.m.
Families/all ages, $3/participant (Reservations required)
Uncover the truth about some of the world’s most misunderstood animals—reptiles. You’ll meet some of ONC’s reptile ambassadors and even get to watch a snake eat a meal! 

ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS
Tuesday, February 15, 10:00 a.m.
Ages 8+, $10/participant (Reservations required)
Learn the basics of archery from safety to shooting and develop a great new skill. All equipment is provided. Space is limited.

ADVANCED ARCHERY**
Tuesday, February 15, 12:00 p.m.
Ages 8+, $10/participant (Reservations required)
**Prerequisite: Must have completed Archery for Beginners**
This program is for those already familiar with the basics of archery. Develop your archery skills further as we teach advanced techniques and practice aim and precision. All equipment is provided. Space is limited.

DEER-LY LOVED HEARTS & CRAFTS
Saturday, February 19, 10:30 a.m.
Families/all ages, $3/participant (Reservations required)
Are you fawned of ONC’s white-tailed deer? Join us for a heart-filled Valentine’s Day themed craft and an opportunity to meet the deer of Okeeheelee Nature Center. 
 
BIRDING 101
Thursday, February 24, 9:30 a.m.
Ages 15+, $3/participant (Reservations required)
Learn to identify south Florida’s birds. We’ll discuss characteristics such as foot and beak shape, flight silhouettes, coloration, diet, and habitats. Then you’ll apply your new-found knowledge during a walk. Please bring binoculars if you have them.