​​​​​​​​​​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.

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OCTOBER


PLANT & ANIMAL INVADERS
Saturday, October 2, 1:00 p.m.
Families/all ages, $3/participant (Reservations required)
Florida is home to hundreds of invasive species! During this fun, educational program, you will learn about south Florida’s most invasive plants and animals and how they impact our environment. You will learn how you can get involved and help the fight against these invaders. For the finale, we will take a short walk to see how many non-natives we can find around the building and garden to test your skills!

OKEEHEELEE AFTER HOURS
Friday, October 8, 7:00 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
Friday, October 15, 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.

GUIDED NATURE WALK
Saturday, October 23, 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.

CREEPY CRITTERS & CRAFTS
Saturday, October 30, 1:00 p.m.
Families/all ages, $3/participant (Reservations required)
Come celebrate Halloween with Okeeheelee Nature Center by learning about and meeting some of the iconic critters associated with this holiday like bats, owls and arachnids! Families will be thrilled and chilled to learn the truth about these cool critters and everyone will get to make their own creepy craft to bring home with them!​