Celebrate Earth Day at Okeeheelee Nature Center
April 16, 2016 –
Okeeheelee Nature Center will host its annual Earth Day event on Saturday, April 16 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This free, family-fun event celebrating Earth will educate and inspire with eco-activities, eco-friendly vendors and exhibitors, guest speakers, nature walks, activities for children including crafts and face painting, live animals, and live music. Food and drinks will also be available on-site for purchase.
A new feature to this event includes the Audubon Adventure Trail with interactive stations about exploration of bird biology and the Great Migration Challenge. Guests can complete all the stations to take home a native plant.
Lecture agenda: Speakers
10:00 a.m. – Raptor Chapter: Meet live hawks and owls with a nature center naturalist.
11:00 a.m. – Creating a Yard for Wildlife with Melissa Moyroud, Lorax Designs: Interact with native plants that are used to attract wildlife. Includes working with an HOA.
12:00 p.m. – Whose Bones Are These? with Ann Hartman, University of Florida: Discover why Barn Owls are one of the most beneficial birds on the planet.
1:00 p.m. – Working Birds of Florida's Wetlands with Susan Faulkner Davis, Bird Photographer: Get up close through masterful photographs.
2:00 p.m. – Beginning Bird Identification with Audubon: Tips and tricks to help name that bird.
3:00 p.m. – Non-native Snakes in the Florida Everglades with Edward Mercer, FWC: Learn what effect these invasive reptiles have on the environment.
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. Visit our website: www.pbcparks.com/nature for more activities!
Contact: Callie Sharkey,