​​​​​​​​​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.  Programs will adhere to all state, county orders and CDC guidelines.

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​!

MARCH


OKEEHEELEE AFTER HOURS
Friday, March 5, 5:30 p.m.
Ages 15+, $5/participant (Reservations required)
Naturalists will lead the group on a sunset hike to search for diurnal birds going to roost, and crepuscular and nocturnal animals just beginning their activities. As the day turns to night, participants will look and listen for bats, owls, flying squirrels, spiders and more. This program is for older teens and adults only to allow for slow and quiet exploration. Please bring binoculars if you have them.

ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS
Tuesday, March 16, 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.

ONC BEHIND THE SCENES
Wednesday, March 17, 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! 

REMARKABLE REPTILES
Saturday, March 20, 10:30 a.m.
Families/all ages, $3/participant (Reservations required)
Uncover the truth about some of the world’s most misunderstood animals—reptiles! Learn about the characteristics that make reptiles so unique and take a reptile nature walk to discover the important roles they play in our environment. You’ll meet some of ONC’s reptile ambassadors up close and even get to watch a snake eat a meal!  

GUIDED NATURE WALK
Saturday, March 27, 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.


APRIL


ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS
Friday, April 2, 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.

NATURE MEDITATION
Saturday, April 10, 9:30 a.m.
Ages 12+, FREE (Reservations required)
Join an ONC Naturalist in a guided outdoor meditation experience. The goal is to facilitate an aware and peaceful mental state while imparting a deeper appreciation of the natural world. Beginners are welcome!

ONC BEHIND THE SCENES
Tuesday, April 13, 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! 

OWL PROWL
Friday, April 16, 6:30 p.m. 
Ages 6+, $5/participant (Reservations required)
Meet a couple of our resident owls up-close and learn more about other animals that prowl our forest after dark. Then we’ll look for wildlife on a moonlight hike and make s’mores around the campfire! 

GUIDED NATURE WALK
Saturday, April 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.

ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS
Tuesday, April 27, 3:30 p.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.