​​​​​​​​​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​!

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.


MAY


BIRDING 101
Saturday, May 1, 9:00 a.m.
Ages 15+, $3/participant (Reservations required)
Learn to identify south Florida’s birds using visual cues and by applying the basic steps that will lead you to a proper ID. We’ll discuss characteristic such as foot and beak shape, flight silhouettes, coloration, diet, and habitat preferences. Then you’ll apply your new-found knowledge during a birding walk. Please bring binoculars if you have them. 

NATURE MEDITATION
Saturday, May 8, 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, May 11, 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!

FLORIDA NATIVES 
Saturday, May 15, 10:30 a.m.
Families/all ages, $3/participant (Reservations required)
Learn all about Florida’s native wildlife during this fun presentation. You’ll meet several of ONC’s animal ambassadors up-close, including a native arthropod, a mammal, a reptile, and a bird. You’ll even get to watch some of them eat!   

ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS
Wednesday, May 19, 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.

GUIDED NATURE WALK
Saturday, May 22, 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.