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Program Calendar

 

Reservations are required for ALL programs (unless otherwise noted). Please call if you are not able to attend the program to allow those on the waiting list to attend. If you are more than five minutes late to a program you have made a reservation for, your spot will be given to a person on the waiting list.

TO REGISTER, CALL 561-629-8760

Participants/guardians are required to sign a Program Participation Form upon arrival to the program. Program fees are due upon arrival to the program.

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  • Sign up at the nature center.
 

DAILY ANIMAL FEEDINGS

  • Daily when the center is open 3:15-3:30 p.m.
    Families / All Ages, FREE (Reservations NOT Required)
    3:15pm is feeding time! Listen to a short talk about a specific animal and then watch while they are fed.

    • Wednesday – Alligator
    • Thursday – Snake
    • Friday – Skunk
    • Saturday - Alligator


QI GONG- A FORM OF TAI CHI

  • Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.
    Adults, $40/month, FREE introductory class (Reservations required – call 561-419-5403)
    Instructor Jim Kelly has been practitioner of Martial Arts for 35 years and has been a Tai Chi instructor in West Boca for 12 years.  Come and experience the benefits of this ancient Chinese system of exercise and meditation.  Improve your flexibility, balance, muscle tone, energy and mental well being. Visit www.facebook.com/WestBocaTaiChi for more info.


SEPTEMBER

  • MOTHER NATURE & ME: FISHY FRIENDS
    Tuesday, September 6, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 2-5 (w/ guardian), $4/child (Reservations required)
    Get ready to jump and shout with Mother Nature through stories, live animals, activities, and a craft specifically designed for toddlers and preschoolers!

  • RADICAL REPTILES
    Saturday, September 10, 10:30 a.m.
    All Ages, $3/participant (Reservations required)
    Join a naturalist for a family friendly program focusing on the amazing world of reptiles! Learn about these diverse scaly creatures and meet some resident reptiles up close and personal.

  • MOTHER NATURE & ME: START YOUR GARDEN!
    Tuesday, September 20, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 2-5 (w/ guardian), $4/child (Reservations required)
    Get ready to jump and shout with Mother Nature through stories, live animals, activities, and a craft specifically designed for toddlers and preschoolers!

  • NIGHT HIKE
    Friday, September 23, 7:00 p.m.
    All ages, $5/participant (Reservations required)
    Always wondered what Daggerwing’s boardwalk would be like after dark? Find out in this naturalist-guided boardwalk tour at night* and look for the shining eyes of nocturnal wildlife and listen for the calls of both predators and prey that use the darkness to their advantage.*Be sure to bring closed toe shoes, bug spray and a flashlight.

  • DAGGERWING VISITS THE LIBRARY: OWLS
    Tuesday, September 27, 3:30 p.m.
    All ages, FREE (Reservations required)
    Enjoy a special program about owls featuring a visit from Shadow, the nature center’s resident animal ambassador, at the West Boca Branch Library! Call the West Boca Branch Library for details and to RSVP at (561) 470-1600.


OCTOBER

  • MOTHER NATURE & ME: SPIDERS ARE SPECIAL
    Tuesday, October 4, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 2-5 (w/ guardian), $4/child (Reservations required)
    Get ready to jump and shout with Mother Nature through stories, live animals, activities, and a craft specifically designed for toddlers and preschoolers!

  • BEGINNER BIRDING
    Saturday, October 8, 10:30 a.m.
    All Ages, $3/participant (Reservations required)
    Learn about the exciting hobby of bird watching. Join a naturalist for a family-friendly program that will teach how to use binoculars and field guides. After, get a chance to put those skills to use on the boardwalk. Feel free to bring your own binoculars.

  • INTRO TO ARCHERY
    Wednesday, October 12, 10:00 a.m.
    Ages 8+, $10/participant (Reservations required)
    Join USA Archery and N.F.A.A. certified staff and learn about the sport of archery. This exciting program teaches archery safety and how to properly use the equipment before getting to practice on the range.

  • MOTHER NATURE & ME: BEAUTIFUL BATS
    Tuesday, October 18, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 2-5 (w/ guardian), $4/child (Reservations required)
    Get ready to jump and shout with Mother Nature through stories, live animals, activities, and a craft specifically designed for toddlers and preschoolers!

  • DAGGERWING VISITS THE LIBRARY: SNAKES
    Tuesday, October 25, 3:30 p.m.
    Ages 5-10, FREE (Reservations required)
    Enjoy a special program about snakes featuring a visit from one of the nature center’s resident animal ambassadors, at the Glades Road Branch Library! Call the Glades Road Branch Library for details and to RSVP at (561) 482-4554.

  • SPECIAL EVENT: HOOT ‘N’ HOWL
    Friday, October 28, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
    All ages, FREE (Reservations not required)
    Bring the kids in costume to enjoy not-so-scary Halloween games and crafts while learning about creatures of the night such as bats, owls, snakes and spiders! Remember a flashlight and bug spray to continue the adventure by exploring the boardwalk at night!

 

Contact Information

 
Daggerwing Nature Center Logo
Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park
11435 Park Access Road
Boca Raton, FL 33498
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(561) 629-8760
Fax (561) 883-2269


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Staff

 
  • Sean Mallee
    Manager
  • Lila Varel
    Assistant Naturalist
 

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