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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.

 

JULY

  • INTRO TO ARCHERY
    Thursday, July 2, 10:00 a.m.
    Ages 8+, $10/participant
    (Reservations Required)
    Join an USA Archery and N.F.A.A. certified instructor and learn the skills needed to successfully use a bow. This exciting program teaches bow and arrow safety, and how to properly use the equipment before getting to practice on the range.

  • MOTHER NATURE & ME: SKUNK LUNCH
    Tuesday, July 7, 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!

  • ANIMAL KEEPER FOR A DAY
    Thursday, July 9, 10:00 a.m.
    Ages 8-15, $10/participant
    (Reservations Required)
    Ever wondered what it would be like to be an animal keeper? Come work behind the scenes* with Animal Care Staff and Volunteers. From cleaning cages and preparing diets to going on a “turtle walk”, learn what it really means to care for these special animal ambassadors. (approx. 11/2 hours) *kids may get messy!

  • FISHING
    Thursday, July 16, 10:00 a.m.

    Ages 8+, $10/participant
    (Reservations Required)
    Learn the basics for freshwater fishing and practice new skills. Class includes: fishing pole basics, casting tips, freshwater fish identification, and fish habits. All fishing supplies are provided. Please bring sun protection, a water bottle, and wear closed-toed shoes (or water shoes) that can get wet/muddy.

  • MOTHER NATURE & ME: CATS IN HATS
    Tuesday, July 21, 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!

  • INTRO TO CANOEING
    Thursday, July 23, 10:00 a.m.

    Ages 8+, $10/participant
    (Reservations Required)
    Join Daggerwing’s NEW Outdoor Adventure program and learn the basics of canoeing. Join an ACA certified instructor who will teach the parts and terms associated with canoeing as well as the basic skills needed to successfully navigate a canoe.

  • GEOCACHING BY BIKE
    Thursday, July 30, 10:00 a.m.
    All Ages, $5/participant (Reservations Required)
    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 a smartphone with the free Geocaching Intro app installed. *Bring your own bike

  • NIGHT HIKE
    Friday, July 31, 8:00 p.m.
    All Ages, $5/participant (Reservations Required)
    Always wondered what Daggerwing’s boardwalk would be like after dark? Join a naturalist on a 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
 

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
    Manager
  • Sean Mallee
    Naturalist
  • Katherine Green
    Assistant Naturalist
 

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