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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.



MAY

  • MINIATURE PREDATORS- A NATURALIST PROGRAM
    Saturday, May 9, 1:00 p.m.
    AllaAges; $3/participant (Reservations Required)
    Some of the world’s deadliest creatures can fit in the palm of your hand.   Join our Naturalist as she shows you the amazing,  but tiny, world of insect predators.  Learn about the different ways these bugs hunt and capture their prey.

  • MOMMY, MOTHER NATURE & ME: “A Day at the Beach”
    Tuesday, May 12, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 2-5, $4/child (Reservations Required)
    Do you think the beach is all about getting a sun tan?  Come and learn about all the wildlife that love the beach too!  Get ready to jump and shout with Mother Nature through stories, live animals, activities, and a craft specifically designed for toddlers and preschoolers!

  • MOMMY, MOTHER NATURE & ME: “Super Snakes”
    Tuesday, May 19, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 2-5, $4/child (Reservations Required)
    Snakes aren’t scary; they are SUPER predators that help with pest control! 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.

  • SENSATIONAL SNAKES A NATURALIST PROGRAM
    Saturday, May 23, 1:00 p.m.
    All ages; $3/participant (Reservations Required)
    Come and see a presentation about Florida’s fabulous native snakes.  Join our Naturalist as he teaches you how to identify the most common harmless and venomous snakes found in our area.  You will also get to see some of our Nature Center residents in person.

  • NIGHT HIKE
    Friday, May 29, 8:00 p.m.
    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.  Space is limited, please RSVP.*Be sure to bring bug spray and a flashlight

  • GEOCACHING BY BIKE
    Saturday, May 30, 10:00 a.m.
    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

JUNE

  • MOTHER NATURE & ME: “Fun Frogs”
    Tuesday, June 2nd at 10:30 am
    Ages 2-5 (w/ guardian), $4/child (Reservations Required – Call 561-629-8760)
    Get ready to jump and shout with Mother Nature through stories, live animals, activities, and a craft specifically designed for toddlers and preschoolers!

  • INTRO TO CANOEING
    Wednesday, June 10th at 10:00 am
    Ages 8+, $10/participant (Reservations Required – Call 561-629-8760)
    Join our NEW Outdoor Adventure program and learn the basics of canoeing.  Join our ACA certified instructor who will teach you the parts and terms associated with canoeing as well as the basic skills needed to successfully navigate a canoe.

  • BUTTERFLY GARDENING– a Naturalist Program
    Saturday, June 13th at 1:00 pm
    All Ages, $3/participant (Reservations Required – Call 561-629-8760)
    Do you love butterflies and enjoy watching them flutter around?  Our naturalist will teach you which plants to put in your garden to attract a multitude of species and  show you around the Daggerwing garden as an example.

  • MOTHER NATURE & ME: “Beautiful Butterflies”
    Tuesday, June 16th at 10:30 am
    Ages 2-5 (w/ guardian), $4/child (Reservations Required – Call 561-629-8760)
    Our 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.

  • GEOCACHING BY BIKE
    Wednesday, June 24th at 10:00 am
    All Ages, $5/participant (Reservations Required – Call 561-629-8760)
    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, June 26th at 8:00 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

  • HONEY BEES– a Naturalist Program
    Saturday, June 27th 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.
 

Contact Information

 
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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
    Manager
  • Sean Mallee
    Naturalist
  • Katherine Green
    Assistant Naturalist
 

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