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All programs (unless otherwise noted) are by reservation only.
Call or visit the Nature Center to make reservations. For every program or tour, all participants are required to sign a "Program Participation Form."

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    Ages 9-14, $10/session or $50/all six! (Reservations Required)
    The Junior Naturalist Series is designed for youth who are interested in nature and outdoor activities. The goal of the program is to actively put youth in touch with nature and teach them about the Green Cay Wetlands and South Florida wildlife. This is a great way to learn about nature and have fun meeting new people at the Green Cay Nature Center. You can attend all 6 sessions or just one session of your choosing. Each session will include an informative presentation and hands on activities in the lab and outside on the boardwalk and natural area. Snacks will be provided but please pack a lunch if staying for both morning and afternoon sessions. Please call for more detailed information. (561-966-7000).

    Jr. Entomologist
    July 15, 8:30-11:30 am
    Learn about insects and how to collect and identify them.

    Jr. Wetland Ecologist
    July 15, 12:00- 3:00 pm
    Learn about the importance of wetlands and about water quality.

    Jr. Survivalist
    July 22, 8:30-11:30 am
    Learn how to navigate, evaluate habitat, and use your environment to survive.

    Jr. Botanist
    July 22, 12:00-3:00 pm
    Learn about plants, their parts, and how to identify them.

    Jr. Ornithologist
    July 29, 8:30-11:30 am
    Learn about adaptations of birds and how to identify birds in the field.

    Jr. Herpetologist
    July 29, 12:00-3:00 pm
    Learn about reptiles and amphibians and proper handling.


    Tuesday, August 19, 9:00 a.m. (Reservations Required, limit 10)
    PLT is a program designed for Environmental Educators to enhance program development by including nature-based activities and games into a variety of interdisciplinary fields of learning. Please contact Rebecca at (561) 966-7003 for more information.

    Saturday, August 23, 9:00 a.m. (Reservations Required, limit 10)
    Ages 9 and older, $3/person
    Come start your day with us and enjoy coffee and refreshments before embarking on a one hour birding tour with one of our naturalists.

    Thursday, August 28, 6:00 p.m. (Reservations Required)
    All Ages, $5/person
    Join a naturalist on a night-time boardwalk tour looking at nature from the point of view of its nocturnal residents.

    Saturday, August 30, 10:00 a.m. (Reservations Required)
    Suggested Ages: 3 to 6 yrs, $2/child

    Kids will discover nature through crafts and stories about animals and other nature-related themes!

Additional Information:
FREE!! Guided, 1/2 mile, boardwalk tours

Every Saturday at 9 am & 11 am and
every Wednesday at 3 pm.

No reservations required, sign in at the front desk.

Contact Information


Green Cay Nature Center Logo
12800 Hagen Ranch Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33437
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(561) 966-7000
Fax (561) 496-4369
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  • Rebecca Weeks
  • Carlos Padilla
    Maintenance Worker
  • Bobby Seals
  • David Anderson
    Assistant Naturalist

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