Palm Beach County, FL

09/21/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/21/2023 10:43

Awesome October at Okeeheelee Nature Center

​Okeeheelee Nature Center is operated by the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department and is located in Okeeheelee Park at 7715 Forest Hill Boulevard, west of West Palm Beach. For more information on Okeeheelee Nature Center and other county-operated nature centers, visit All programs are by reservation only, unless otherwise stated. Please register online at under "Online Services" click on Register/Pay for Program, or visit the nature center to register and make payment. All participants are required to sign a Program Participation Form before each program. Activities promote environmental awareness, conservation, and recreation.

Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 3:30 p.m.
Families/all ages, FREE (No reservations required)

Saturdays, 1 p.m.
Families/all ages, FREE (No reservations required)

Saturday, October 7, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Ages 8+, $10/participant (Reservations required)
Join USA Archery certified instructors and learn the basics of archery, from safety to shooting, and develop a great new skill! All equipment is provided. Space is limited.

Saturday, October 7, 2:00-3:45 p.m.
Ages 15+, $5/participant (Reservations required)
Join longtime Palm Beach Pack & Paddle Club members Mike La Tour and Allen Trefry for an afternoon of exploration and fun! At 2 p.m., take an introductory walk through Okeeheelee Nature Center's winding nature trails with Mike, a longtime Florida tree and plant enthusiast. Then at 3 p.m., chill out as quiz master Allen, a local environmental expert, offers a series of intriguing questions about Florida history - with a special focus on the plants and animals of the Sunshine State.

Saturday, October 14, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Families/all ages, $5/participant (Reservations required)
Join us to learn all about these misunderstood flying mammals and how you can help preserve bat populations in your own backyard. Participants will create their own sustainable bat craft to take home!

Saturday, October 14, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Ages 8+, $5/participant (Reservations required)
Are you interested in learning more about bats and their benefits? Then this fun, educational program should be on your radar! Join experts from the Florida Bat Conservancy who will be bringing live rehabilitated bat species found in Florida and share how you can help preserve bat populations in your own backyard and communities.

Saturday, October 21, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Ages 8+, $10/participant (Reservations required)
**Prerequisite: Must have completed Archery for Beginners
This program is for those already familiar with the basics of archery. Develop your archery skills further, as USA Archery certified instructors teach advanced techniques and practice aim and precision. All equipment is provided. Space is limited.

Saturday, October 28, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Families/all ages, $5/participant (Reservations required)
Come dressed up and celebrate Halloween with us by meeting some of the iconic critters associated with this holiday! Families will be thrilled and chilled to learn the truth about these cool critters and everyone will get to make their own creepy craft to bring home with them!