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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.

Would you like our monthly programs e-mailed to you?
  • Sign up at the nature center.
 

DAILY ANIMAL FEEDINGS

  • Daily when the center is open 3:15pm-3:30pm
    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 at 9:00am
    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.


FEBRUARY

  • NIGHT HIKE
    Friday, February 27, 6:00 pm
    All Ages, $5 per person (Reservations Required)
    Always wondered what Daggerwing’s boardwalk would be like after dark? Here is your chance to find out!  Join our Naturalist-guided boardwalk tour at night to 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.  This all ages program offers a new perspective on the wetlands surrounding Daggerwing Nature Center. (Approx. 1 1/2 hours) **Be sure to bring bug spray and a flashlight.


MARCH

  • MOMMY, MOTHER NATURE & ME: “Turtle Time”
    Tuesday, March 3, 10:30 am
    Ages 2-5, $4/child (Reservations Required)
    Its all about turtles! Get ready to jump and shout with Mother Nature through stories, live animals, activities, and a craft specifically designed for toddlers and preschoolers!

  • NATURALIST PROGRAMS
    Saturday, March 14, 1:00 pm - “SENSATIONAL SNAKES”
    Saturday, March 28, 1:00 pm - “BIRDING 101”
    All Ages, $3 per person (Reservations Required)
    Our Naturalist Programs are designed for all ages and provide applicable information so you head home prepared to try new things. Either on your own or with your family, these programs will make life in Florida a bit more meaningful.

  • MOMMY, MOTHER NATURE & ME: “Polar Party”
    Tuesday, March 17, 10:30 am
    Ages 2-5, $4/child (Reservations Required)
    There is a party at the south and north pole and your invited! Our Mommy, Mother Nature and Me series is designed to introduce toddlers and preschoolers to nature through experiential and interactive learning that is fun for grownups too!

  • GEOCACHING BY BIKE
    Saturday, March 21, 1:00 pm
    All Ages; $5/participant (Reservations Required)
    Come integrate modern technology with the exploration of nature. This BYOB* activity provides a chance for families to get outside and ride together while participating in the world-wide scavenger hunt called geocaching. Learn how to use a GPS hand held unit or bring your own smart phone with the free Geocaching Intro app installed. *Bring your own bike.

  • NIGHT HIKE
    Friday, March 27, 7:30 pm
    All Ages, $5/participant (Reservations Required)
    Always wondered what Daggerwing’s boardwalk would be like after dark? Here is your chance to find out! Join our Naturalist-guided boardwalk tour at night to 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.  This program offers a new perspective on the wetlands surrounding Daggerwing Nature Center. *Be sure to bring bug spray and a flashlight

APRIL

  • MOMMY, MOTHER NATURE & ME: “Backyard Birds”
    Tuesday, April 7th at 10:30 am
    Ages 2-5, $4/child (Reservations Required – Call 561-629-8760)
    Do you know what birds might be lurking in your backyard? Get ready to jump and shout with Mother Nature through stories, live animals, activities, and a craft specifically designed for toddlers and preschoolers!

  • HONEY BEES– a Naturalist Program
    Saturday, April 11th, at 1:00 pm
    All Ages; $3/participant (Reservations Required – Call 561-629-8760)How is a honey bee hive like the human brain? Is a swarm of bees dangerous? What would a world without bees look like? Learn the answers to these questions and more, and even sample something sweet in this family-friendly interactive presentation.

  • MOMMY, MOTHER NATURE & ME: “Save Our Planet”
    Tuesday, April 21st at 10:30 am
    Ages 2-5, $4/child (Reservations Required – Call 561-629-8760)
    Do you do all that you can to help the Earth? Our Mommy, Mother Nature and Me series is designed to introduce toddlers and preschoolers to nature through experiential and interactive learning that is fun for grownups too!  Please RSVP as space is limited.

  • NIGHT HIKE
    Friday, April 24th, at 7:30 pm
    All Ages, $5/participant (Reservations Required – Call 561-629-8760)
    Always wondered what Daggerwing’s boardwalk would be like after dark? Here is your chance to find out!  Join our Naturalist-guided boardwalk tour at night to 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.  This program offers a new perspective on the wetlands surrounding Daggerwing Nature Center.  Space is limited, please RSVP.
    *Be sure to bring bug spray and a flashlight

  • EARTH DAY
    Saturday, April 25th, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
    All Ages, FREE* (No Reservations Required)
    Join us here at Daggerwing Nature Center to celebrate Earth Day!  The theme is “Save the Planet-Save the Parks.”  By starting near home and in our parks, we can all make little differences that when added together can change the world.  There will be guided nature walks, kid’s crafts, animal encounters and feedings, exhibitors, raffles, animal naming contest, and the popular ladybug release and much more.
    *Some optional activities may have a nominal fee



 

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

 
  • Bobby Seals
    Interim Manager
  • Sean Mallee
    Naturalist
  • Katherine Green
    Assistant Naturalist
 

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