​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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​!

MAY


​ONC BEHIND THE SCENES
Saturday, May 21, 3:00-4:00 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! 

OKEEHEELEE AFTER HOURS
Wednesday, May 25, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Ages 15+, $5/participant (Reservations required)
Naturalists will lead a sunset hike to search for diurnal birds going to roost, and crepuscular and nocturnal animals just beginning their activities! This program is for older teens and adults to allow for slow and quiet exploration. Please bring binoculars if you have them.

ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS
Friday, May 27, 9:30-11:00 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.

ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS
Friday, May 27, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 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.

ONC VISITS THE LIBRARY: BIRDS OF PREY
Tuesday, May 31, 3:00-3:30 p.m.
Ages 5+, FREE (Pre-registration is required**)
Join an ONC Naturalists and ONC’s animal ambassadors at the library! You will get to meet the nature center’s raptors up close. This program brings PBC Parks and Recreation and the PBC Library System together for a collaborative effort in environmental education. **Call the Main Branch Library for details and RSVP at (561) 233-2600 or visit www.pbclibrary.org​ [external link] to pre-register.​

JUNE


ONC BEHIND THE SCENES 
Saturday, June 4, 10:00-11:00 a.m.  
Families/all ages, $3/participant (Reservations required) 
The most relaxing part of our day is spent taking care of our animals. Come join us and celebrate National Mental Health Awareness Month in May by taking a tour of where our outdoor animals live when they are not “working.” 

SSSNAKES ON SATURDAY 
Saturday, June 11, 3:00-4:00 p.m. 
Families/all ages, $3/participant (Reservations required) 
Join ONC staff and special guests from the South Florida Herpetological Society to learn about slithery friends from around the world! This hands-on experience will uncover many misconceptions about these legless critters.  

ONC VISITS THE LIBRARY: RAPTORS 
Tuesday, June 14, 3:30-4:00 p.m  
Ages 5+, FREE (Pre-registration is required**) 
Join ONC naturalists and their ambassador raptors at the Greenacres Branch Library! You will get to meet two different raptor species up-close and learn what they eat by dissecting a pellet. **Call the Greenacres Branch for details and RSVP at (561) 641-9100 or visit www.pbclibrary.org to pre-register.

ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS 
Wednesday, June 15, 9:30-11:00 a.m. 
Ages 8+, $10/participant (Reservations required) 
Join USA Archery certified instructors and learn the basics of archery, from safety to shooting, and develop a great new skill! All equipment is provided. Space is limited. 

ADVANCED ARCHERY** 
Friday, June 17, 9:30-11:00 a.m. 
Ages 8+, $10/participant (Reservations required) 
**Prerequisite: Must have completed Archery for Beginners** 
This program is for those already familiar with the basics of archery. Develop your archery skills further as we teach advanced techniques and practice aim and precision. All equipment is provided. Space is limited. 

HOOT ‘N’ HIKE 
Thursday, June 23, 9:30-10:30 a.m. 
Families/all ages, $3/participant (Reservations required) 
Join an ONC naturalist as we hike through our Pine Flatwood forest with Cypress, our ambassador Barred Owl!  You will learn all about the nocturnal raptors in south Florida and how to identify them by their “hoots!”