​​​​​​​​​​Upcoming Public Programs

 

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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​!


JUNE


FAMILY OWL PROWL
Friday, June 18, 6:30 p.m. 
Ages 6+, $5/participant (Reservations required)
Meet a few of our nocturnal animal ambassadors up-close and learn about other animals that prowl our forest after dark. Then we’ll go outside to look for wildlife and make s’mores around the campfire! 
 
ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS
Tuesday, June 22, 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! All equipment is provided. Space is limited.

GUIDED NATURE WALK
Saturday, June 26, 10:30 a.m.
Families/all ages, FREE (Reservations required)
Join an ONC Naturalist for a guided nature walk through our pine flatwoods forest and learn about the animals and plants that live in this habitat. Please bring binoculars if you have them.


JULY


ONC BEHIND THE SCENES
Friday, July 9, 3:30 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, July 13, 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! All equipment is provided. Space is limited.

GUIDED NATURE WALK
Saturday, July 24, 10:30 a.m.
Families/all ages, FREE (Reservations required)
Join an ONC Naturalist for a guided nature walk through our pine flatwoods forest and learn about the animals and plants that live in this habitat. Please bring binoculars if you have them.

FLORIDA’S KEYSTONE SPECIES
Saturday, July 31, 1:00 p.m.
Families/all ages, $3/participant (Reservations required)
Do you know what a keystone species is? Learn all about the importance of keystone species and how they benefit other native animals in their communities. We will feature two keystone species, the American alligator and the gopher tortoise, in addition to some of the commensal species they benefit. During this fun, educational program, you will meet several of ONC’s animal ambassadors up-close. You’ll even get to watch some of them eat!