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    • Sat, March 06, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    This is a volunteer event for University High Student Government members. There is no regular volunteer hours scheduled for today.

    Currently, many of our volunteer activities involves actively participating in habitat restoration as we move towards our goal of restoring the area’s native longleaf pine and sand hill habitats, as well as general preserve maintenance. Volunteer duties may include but are not limited to removing invasive plants on many of our trails, trimming plants along our boardwalk, leaf-blowing the parking lot, boardwalk, and pavilion, and various other tasks including but not limited to clerical and office work.

    General info: Because these are outdoor activities, it’s important to wear weather appropriate clothing, closed-toed shoes, and sunscreen. Bug spray is also recommended. Please bring a reusable water bottle and gardening/work gloves if you have them!

    Liability Waiver: I, my heirs and successors, do hereby voluntarily hold harmless and indemnify, release, waive and forever discharge Oakland Nature Preserve, Inc, its officers, board members, staff, representatives, successors, and assigns, from any and all liability. Parental consent for any minor is assumed by providing the Emergency Contact.

    • Mon, March 08, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Currently, many of our volunteer activities involves actively participating in habitat restoration as we move towards our goal of restoring the area’s native longleaf pine and sand hill habitats, as well as general preserve maintenance. Volunteer duties may include but are not limited to removing invasive plants on many of our trails, trimming plants along our boardwalk, leaf-blowing the parking lot, boardwalk, and pavilion, and various other tasks including but not limited to clerical and office work.

    General info: Because these are outdoor activities, it’s important to wear weather appropriate clothing, closed-toed shoes, and sunscreen. Bug spray is also recommended. Please bring a reusable water bottle and gardening/work gloves if you have them!

    We have limited spots available for volunteers. If registration is not available, we have reached our limit for the day.

    Liability Waiver: I, my heirs and successors, do hereby voluntarily hold harmless and indemnify, release, waive and forever discharge Oakland Nature Preserve, Inc, its officers, board members, staff, representatives, successors, and assigns, from any and all liability.

    • Thu, March 11, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • ONP
    • 8
    Register


    • Sat, March 13, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Currently, many of our volunteer activities involves actively participating in habitat restoration as we move towards our goal of restoring the area’s native longleaf pine and sand hill habitats, as well as general preserve maintenance. Volunteer duties may include but are not limited to removing invasive plants on many of our trails, trimming plants along our boardwalk, leaf-blowing the parking lot, boardwalk, and pavilion, and various other tasks including but not limited to clerical and office work.

    General info: Because these are outdoor activities, it’s important to wear weather appropriate clothing, closed-toed shoes, and sunscreen. Bug spray is also recommended. Please bring a reusable water bottle and gardening/work gloves if you have them!

    For your first shift, please arrive at 7:45 for a quick orientation. Subsequent times please arrive for 8am.

    We have limited spots available for volunteers. If registration is not available, we have reached our limit for the day. We have a waitlist available, you must register for the waitlist for each shift you'd like to be waitlisted on. Waitlists do not carry over.

    Liability Waiver: I, my heirs and successors, do hereby voluntarily hold harmless and indemnify, release, waive and forever discharge Oakland Nature Preserve, Inc, its officers, board members, staff, representatives, successors, and assigns, from any and all liability.

    • Sat, March 20, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Currently, many of our volunteer activities involves actively participating in habitat restoration as we move towards our goal of restoring the area’s native longleaf pine and sand hill habitats, as well as general preserve maintenance. Volunteer duties may include but are not limited to removing invasive plants on many of our trails, trimming plants along our boardwalk, leaf-blowing the parking lot, boardwalk, and pavilion, and various other tasks including but not limited to clerical and office work.

    General info: Because these are outdoor activities, it’s important to wear weather appropriate clothing, closed-toed shoes, and sunscreen. Bug spray is also recommended. Please bring a reusable water bottle and gardening/work gloves if you have them!

    For your first shift, please arrive at 7:45 for a quick orientation. Subsequent times please arrive for 8am.

    We have limited spots available for volunteers. If registration is not available, we have reached our limit for the day. We have a waitlist available, you must register for the waitlist for each shift you'd like to be waitlisted on. Waitlists do not carry over.

    Liability Waiver: I, my heirs and successors, do hereby voluntarily hold harmless and indemnify, release, waive and forever discharge Oakland Nature Preserve, Inc, its officers, board members, staff, representatives, successors, and assigns, from any and all liability.

    • Sat, March 20, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Montverde
    • 0
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    Montverde

    Meet at Montverde boat ramp.  Paddle to Smith's Island to see buffalo and Ferndale Preserve then return.

    Need to rent a kayak? Kayaks are limited so please visit www.oaklandnaturepreserve.org/blue-hike to rent kayak before you register for hike.

     

    • Sat, March 20, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • 0
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    During this shift, volunteers will be assisting with our Plant Sale.

    Currently, many of our volunteer activities involves actively participating in habitat restoration as we move towards our goal of restoring the area’s native longleaf pine and sand hill habitats, as well as general preserve maintenance. Volunteer duties may include but are not limited to removing invasive plants on many of our trails, trimming plants along our boardwalk, leaf-blowing the parking lot, boardwalk, and pavilion, and various other tasks including but not limited to clerical and office work.

    General info: Because these are outdoor activities, it’s important to wear weather appropriate clothing, closed-toed shoes, and sunscreen. Bug spray is also recommended. Please bring a reusable water bottle and gardening/work gloves if you have them!

    For your first shift, please arrive at 7:45 for a quick orientation. Subsequent times please arrive for 8am.

    We have limited spots available for volunteers. If registration is not available, we have reached our limit for the day. We have a waitlist available, you must register for the waitlist for each shift you'd like to be waitlisted on. Waitlists do not carry over.

    Liability Waiver: I, my heirs and successors, do hereby voluntarily hold harmless and indemnify, release, waive and forever discharge Oakland Nature Preserve, Inc, its officers, board members, staff, representatives, successors, and assigns, from any and all liability.

    • Mon, March 22, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • 1
    Register

    Currently, many of our volunteer activities involves actively participating in habitat restoration as we move towards our goal of restoring the area’s native longleaf pine and sand hill habitats, as well as general preserve maintenance. Volunteer duties may include but are not limited to removing invasive plants on many of our trails, trimming plants along our boardwalk, leaf-blowing the parking lot, boardwalk, and pavilion, and various other tasks including but not limited to clerical and office work.

    General info: Because these are outdoor activities, it’s important to wear weather appropriate clothing, closed-toed shoes, and sunscreen. Bug spray is also recommended. Please bring a reusable water bottle and gardening/work gloves if you have them!

    We have limited spots available for volunteers. If registration is not available, we have reached our limit for the day.

    Liability Waiver: I, my heirs and successors, do hereby voluntarily hold harmless and indemnify, release, waive and forever discharge Oakland Nature Preserve, Inc, its officers, board members, staff, representatives, successors, and assigns, from any and all liability.

    • Mon, March 22, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • ONP
    • 8
    Register

    Trees, getting to the root of things.

    Learn about tree structure, identifying characteristics, and the importance of trees in an ecosystem!

    • Sat, March 27, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Currently, many of our volunteer activities involves actively participating in habitat restoration as we move towards our goal of restoring the area’s native longleaf pine and sand hill habitats, as well as general preserve maintenance. Volunteer duties may include but are not limited to removing invasive plants on many of our trails, trimming plants along our boardwalk, leaf-blowing the parking lot, boardwalk, and pavilion, and various other tasks including but not limited to clerical and office work.

    General info: Because these are outdoor activities, it’s important to wear weather appropriate clothing, closed-toed shoes, and sunscreen. Bug spray is also recommended. Please bring a reusable water bottle and gardening/work gloves if you have them!

    For your first shift, please arrive at 7:45 for a quick orientation. Subsequent times please arrive for 8am.

    We have limited spots available for volunteers. If registration is not available, we have reached our limit for the day. We have a waitlist available, you must register for the waitlist for each shift you'd like to be waitlisted on. Waitlists do not carry over.

    Liability Waiver: I, my heirs and successors, do hereby voluntarily hold harmless and indemnify, release, waive and forever discharge Oakland Nature Preserve, Inc, its officers, board members, staff, representatives, successors, and assigns, from any and all liability.

    • Mon, April 05, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • ONP
    • 7
    Register


    • Thu, April 08, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • ONP
    • 8
    Register


    • Sat, April 17, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Crooked River
    • 12
    Register

    Crooked River

    Meet at Crooked River Preserve.

    Need to rent a kayak? Kayaks are limited so please visit www.oaklandnaturepreserve.org/blue-hike to rent kayak before you register for hike.

     

    • Mon, April 19, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • ONP
    • 8
    Register

    Incredible Invertebrates

    Learn to classify and identify some of the small critters all around us, in the classroom as well as capturing in the field!
    • Thu, May 06, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • ONP
    • 8
    Register


    • Mon, May 10, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • ONP
    • 8
    Register

    What's up with the water?

    Water quality and Lake Apopka – Learn what the indicators are for a healthy habitat, then walk to Lake Apopka to practice sampling with dip netting!

    • Thu, May 13, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • ONP
    • 7
    Register


    • Thu, May 20, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • ONP
    • 8
    Register


    • Sat, May 22, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Lake Norris
    • 14
    Register

    Lake Norris

    Need to rent a kayak? Kayaks are limited so please visit www.oaklandnaturepreserve.org/blue-hike to rent kayak before you register for hike.

     

    • Mon, June 14, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • ONP
    • 4
    Register

    Incredible Invertebrates!                                                          

    Get to know ambassadors of this amazingly diverse group of animals that wiggle, hop, swim, crawl, and fly!

     Ages 6-9

     

    • Wed, June 16, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • ONP
    • 7
    Register

    Incredible Invertebrates!                                                          

    Get to know ambassadors of this amazingly diverse group of animals that wiggle, hop, swim, crawl, and fly!

     Ages 9-13

     

    • Fri, June 18, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • ONP
    • 7
    Register

    Incredible Invertebrates!                                                          

    Get to know ambassadors of this amazingly diverse group of animals that wiggle, hop, swim, crawl, and fly!

     Ages 6-12

     

    • Mon, June 21, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • ONP
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Animal Adventures!                                                       

    Bobcats and snakes and bears, oh my! Explore the variety of animals that call ONP home!

     Ages 6-9

    • Wed, June 23, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • ONP
    • 6
    Register

    Animal Adventures!                                                       

    Bobcats and snakes and bears, oh my! Explore the variety of animals that call ONP home!

     Ages 9-13

     

    • Fri, June 25, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • ONP
    • 4
    Register

    Animal Adventures!                                                       

    Bobcats and snakes and bears, oh my! Explore the variety of animals that call ONP home!

     Ages 6-12

     

    • Mon, June 28, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • ONP
    • 5
    Register

    Who Goes There?                                                        

    Watch your step and be careful of the poo! Learn about tracks, scat, and identifying animals based on the clues they leave behind!

     Ages 6-9

     

    • Wed, June 30, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • ONP
    • 7
    Register

    Who Goes There?                                                        

    Watch your step and be careful of the poo! Learn about tracks, scat, and identifying animals based on the clues they leave behind!

     Ages 9-13

     

    • Fri, July 02, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • ONP
    • 7
    Register

    Who Goes There?                                                        

    Watch your step and be careful of the poo! Learn about tracks, scat, and identifying animals based on the clues they leave behind!

     Ages 6-12

     

    • Mon, July 12, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • ONP
    • 4
    Register

    Night Alive!                                                      

    Whoooo is making that sound? Learn about animals that are active when the sun goes down and the moon comes out!

     Ages 6-9

     

    • Wed, July 14, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • ONP
    • 7
    Register

    Night Alive!                                                      

    Whoooo is making that sound? Learn about animals that are active when the sun goes down and the moon comes out!

     Ages 9-13

     

    • Fri, July 16, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • ONP
    • 4
    Register

    Night Alive!                                                      

    Whoooo is making that sound? Learn about animals that are active when the sun goes down and the moon comes out!

     Ages 6-12

     

    • Mon, July 19, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • ONP
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Art in Nature!                                                   

    Art can be found everywhere you look. Join us for a day creating art from nature. 

     Ages 6-9

     

    • Wed, July 21, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • ONP
    • 6
    Register

    Art in Nature!                                                   

    Art can be found everywhere you look. Join us for a day creating art from nature. 

     Ages 8-11