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Upcoming Programs

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION:
· Programs are by reservation only unless otherwise noted. Call 561-233-1400 or visit the center to make a reservation.
· Many programs require minimum registration in order to run the program. Please register at least 2 days in advance.
· Please call if you cannot keep your reservation, which will allow someone on the waiting list to take your spot.
· If you are more than 5 minutes late to a program you have a reservation for, your spot will be given to a person on the wait list.
· Fees are due upon arrival to program (cash or check preferred).
· For every program, participants/guardians are required to sign a Program Participation Form.

 

Upcoming Programs


EVERY SATURDAY!
Families & All Ages, FREE (No Reservations Needed)
1:00pm Reptile Feedings
3:00pm Fish Feeding Frenzy
Alligator

 

OCTOBER

  • NATURE WALK
    Saturday, October 4, 10:30 a.m.
    Families/All Ages, FREE (No Reservations Required)
    Join us for a FREE guided nature walk through the pine flatwoods forest and learn about the plants and animals that live right here in your community.

  • ANIMAL HOMES
    Saturday, October 11, 10:30 a.m.
    Families/All Ages, $3/person (Reservations Required)
    Where do the animals live in the forest?  Come see for yourself as we learn about animal homes and then we’ll go for a walk and see if anyone is home!

  • STORY TIME
    Thursday, October 16, 10:00 a.m.
    Ages 2-5, $2/child (Reservations Required)
    Introduce your little ones to Mother Nature through stories!  Class activities may include live animals, games, nature walks and/or crafts specifically designed for toddlers and preschoolers!  Class is approximately one half hour long and the topic varies for each class.

  • NATURE WALK
    Saturday, October 18, 10:30 a.m.
    Families/All Ages, FREE (No Reservations Required)
    Join us for a FREE guided nature walk through the pine flatwoods forest and learn about the plants and animals that live right here in your community.
  • CREEPY CREATURES
    Saturday, October 25, 10:30 a.m.
    Families/All Ages, $3/person (Reservations Required)

    Come learn all about the ‘creepy creatures’ like snakes, spiders, and owls that we think about at Halloween-time! Meet some of these LIVE animals and then decide if you still think they are creepy!




NOVEMBER

  • NATURE WALK
    Saturday, November 1, 10:30 a.m.
    Families/All Ages, FREE (No Reservations Required)
    Join us for a FREE guided nature walk through the pine flatwoods forest and learn about the plants and animals that live right here in your community.

  • SCIENCE FOR SENIORS: Fall Bird Walk
    Tuesday, November 4, 8:30 a.m.
    Adults 50+, $5/person (Reservations Required)
    ‘Science for Seniors’ programs are easy paced and are designed for adults 50 and older with a desire to learn more about our environment.  This class will look for migratory birds on a walk through our pine flatwoods forest.

  • STORY TIME
    Thursday, November 6, 10:00 a.m.
    Ages 2-5, $2/child (Reservations Required)
    Introduce your little ones to Mother Nature through stories!  Class activities may include live animals, games, nature walks and/or crafts specifically designed for toddlers and preschoolers!  Class is approximately one half hour long and the topic varies for each class.

  • MEET THE ANIMALS
    Saturday, November 8, 10:30 a.m.
    Families/All Ages, $3/person (Reservations Required)
    Come meet a variety of the nature center’s LIVE educational animals and hear their stories!  Learn why we have them and how they now help educate people on how to take care of their wild relatives.

  • NATURE WALK
    Saturday, November 15, 10:30 a.m.
    Families/All Ages, FREE (No Reservations Required)
    Join us for a FREE guided nature walk through the pine flatwoods forest and learn about the plants and animals that live right here in your community.

  • STORY TIME
    Thursday, November 20, 10:00 a.m.
    Ages 2-5, $2/child (Reservations Required)
    Introduce your little ones to Mother Nature through stories!  Class activities may include live animals, games, nature walks and/or crafts specifically designed for toddlers and preschoolers!  Class is approximately one half hour long and the topic varies for each class.

  • BIRD ADAPTATIONS
    Saturday, November 22, 10:30 a.m.
    Familie /All Ages, $3/person (Reservations Required)
    During this time of year when we are typically thinking about turkeys, we challenge you to also think about why birds look so different from each other.  Come to this program and learn about a variety of bird adaptations and how each feature is beneficial in some way.   Then we’ll do an activity where you’ll create your own unique bird!  Don’t miss it!

  • SCIENCE FOR SENIORS: Cetacean Ecology
    Tuesday, November 25, 9:30am
    Adults 50+, $5/person (Reservations Required)
    ‘Science for Seniors’ programs are easy paced and are designed for adults 50 and older with a desire to learn more about our environment.  This class will focus on the unique lives of whales and dolphins, and will be taught by guest speaker Rebecca Weeks, Green Cay Nature Center Manager and marine mammal expert. 

  • NATURE WALK
    Saturday, November 29, 10:30am
    Families / All Ages, FREE (No Reservations Required)
    Join us for a FREE guided nature walk through the pine flatwoods forest and learn about the plants and animals that live right here in your community.



DECEMBER

  • STORY TIME
    Thursday, December 4, 10:00 a.m.
    Ages 2-5, $2/child (Reservations Required)
    Introduce your little ones to Mother Nature through stories!  Class activities may include live animals, games, nature walks and/or crafts specifically designed for toddlers and preschoolers!  Class is approximately one half hour long and the topic varies for each class.

  • HOLIDAY PARTY
    Friday, December 5, 6:00 p.m.
    Families/All Ages, FREE- Suggested donation for some activities (No Reservations Required)
    Come celebrate the season with us!  Enjoy cookies and punch, meet an animal, make a craft, and enter the raffle for a chance to name our baby alligators!  We will also be celebrating our volunteers and the wonderful work they’ve done for us this past year.  Don’t miss this fun and festive evening! 

  • BUTTERFLIES
    Saturday, December 6, 10:30 a.m.
    Families/All Ages, $3/person (Reservations Required)
    Flutter on in and learn about our local butterflies! Learn about their life cycles and habits, and then head outside to see them in action in the Okeeheelee butterfly garden.

  • SCIENCE FOR SENIORS: Natural Landscaping with Native Plants
    Tuesday, December 9, 9:30am
    Adults 50+, $5/person (Reservations Required)
    ‘Science for Seniors’ programs are easy paced and are designed for adults 50 and older with a desire to learn more about our environment.  A guest speaker from the Palm Beach County Extension Office will teach us how to choose “the right plant for the right place” while beautifying our yards and saving water.   

  • NATURE WALK
    Saturday, December 13, 10:30 a.m.
    Families / All Ages, FREE (No Reservations Required)
    Join us for a FREE guided nature walk through the pine flatwoods forest and learn about the plants and animals that live right here in your community.

  • STORY TIME
    Thursday, December 18, 10:00 a.m.
    Ages 2-5, $2/child (Reservations Required)
    Introduce your little ones to Mother Nature through stories!  Class activities may include live animals, games, nature walks and/or crafts specifically designed for toddlers and preschoolers!  Class is approximately one half hour long and the topic varies for each class.

  • ALL ABOUT DEER: The kind that can’t fly!
    Saturday, December 20, 10:30 a.m.
    Families/All Ages, $3/person (Reservations Required)
    We don’t have Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, but we do have a herd of White-tail Deer!  Take a behind-the-scenes tour with us and meet our buck, Handsome, while learning all about the lives of deer.  

  • NATURE WALK
    Saturday, December 27, 10:30 a.m.
    Families/All Ages, FREE (No Reservations Required)
    Join us for a FREE guided nature walk through the pine flatwoods forest and learn about the plants and animals that live right here in your community.

 

 

Contact Information

 

Okeeheelee Nature Center Logo
Okeeheelee Nature Center
Okeeheelee Park
7715 Forest Hill Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33413
(one mile west of Jog Road)
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(561) 233-1400
Fax (561) 233-1406
E-mail: onc@pbcgov.org

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Staff

 
  • Clive Pinnock
    Manager
  • Kelli Dorschel
    Naturalist
  • Pirjo Campitelli
    Assistant Naturalist
  • Pamela Schneider
    Assistant Naturalist
 

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