​​​​​​​​​​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​!

​JULY


​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!

​AUGUST


REMARKABLE REPTILES
Saturday, August 7, 1:00 p.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 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!

ONC BEHIND THE SCENES
Tuesday, August 10, 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
Friday, August 20, 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, August 28, 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.