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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, recreation, and educate on health and wellness in the community​.

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.

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ANIMAL FEEDINGS & TALKS
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 2:45 p.m.
Saturdays, 1:00 p.m.
All ages, FREE (Reservations not required)
During feeding time, listen to a short talk about one of Daggerwing’s resident animals.

MAY

​​FLORIDA ANIMALS: PURPLE MARTIN CONSERVATION 

Saturday, May 4, 10:30 a.m. 
Ages 5+, $5/participant (Reservations required) 
May is Purple Martin Awareness month! Join us for a special presentation by Shelly Rozenberg, our local Audubon Everglades Purple Martin Program Coordinator. This will be a day dedicated to learning all about purple martin conservation, including a presentation and a tour of our housing and conservation area.

MOTHER NATURE & ME: START YOUR GARDEN 
Tuesday, May 7, 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: TURTLES this program has been canceled.
Tuesday, May 14, 3:00 p.m. 
Ages 5+, FREE (Reservations required) 
Enjoy a special program about turtles featuring a visit from one of the nature center’s resident animal ambassadors. Located at the Glades Road Branch Library! Call the library for details and RSVP at (561) 482-4554. 

INTRO TO ARCHERY 
Saturday, May 18, 10:30 a.m. 
Ages 8+, $10/participant (Reservations required) 
Join USA Archery certified staff and learn about the exciting sport of archery. This program teaches archery safety, skills, and proper use of a bow and arrow before practicing on the range. Equipment is provided. Note: Bows may be difficult to pull for smaller children. 

RADICAL REPTILES: SNAKES 
Saturday, May 25, 10:30 a.m. 
All ages, $5/participant (Reservations required)
 Join a naturalist for a family friendly program focusing on the amazing world of snakes! Learn about these slithering serpents and meet one up close and personal.

JUNE

MOTHER NATURE & ME: FISHY FRIENDS
Tuesday, June 4, 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: BUTTERFLIES 
Tuesday, June 11, 3:00 p.m.
Ages 5+, FREE (Reservations required)
Enjoy a special program about butterflies! Located at the West Boca Branch Library! Call the library for details and RSVP at (561) 470-1600.
 
INTRO TO ARCHERY
Saturday, June 15, 10:00 a.m.
Ages 8+, $10/participant (Reservations required)
Join USA Archery certified staff and learn about the exciting sport of archery. This program teaches archery safety, skills, and proper use of a bow and arrow before practicing on the range. Equipment is provided. Note: Bows may be difficult to pull for smaller children.

MOTHER NATURE & ME: DAY AT THE BEACH
Tuesday, June 18, 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!

FISHING FUN    
Friday, June 28, 10:00 a.m.
Ages 8+, $10/participant (Reservations required)
Learn the basics of freshwater fishing! Class includes fishing pole basics, casting tips, and freshwater fish identification. All fishing supplies are provided. Please bring a water bottle, sun protection, and closed-toe shoes that can get wet/muddy.
 
RADICAL REPTILES: ALLIGATORS 
Saturday, June 29, 10:30 a.m.
All ages, $5/participant (Reservations required)
Join a naturalist for a family-friendly program focusing on the amazing world of alligators. Learn about our state reptile and meet one up close and personal!