Oakland Nature Preserve

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    • Sat, December 14, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    • Mon, December 16, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    • Sat, December 21, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    • Mon, December 23, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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     Please only register for this day if you have community service hours you must fulfill and have spoken with the Volunteer Coordinator.

    • Mon, December 30, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    • Sat, January 04, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    • Sat, January 04, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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     Led by entomologist Christy LeDuc, this is a fun, family suitable program where attendees will learn about different native insects of Florida. A different topic is featured each month. 

    What you can expect: The Program will start with a brief classroom presentation, following by a guided hike on the Preserve, where attendees have the opportunity to see bugs up close and personal!

    What to bring: Participants are advised to bring a reusable water bottle, wear closed toed shoes and weather appropriate clothing. Bug nets and containers will be provided. 

    Where to meet: In the classroom of the Education Center at 10am. 

    Members are free and $5 donations from non-members help support our programs. We have limited classroom space, so we ask visitors to please register in advance. Please check your email and the Facebook page for last-minute weather cancellations. 

    • Mon, January 06, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    • Sat, January 11, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    • Sat, January 11, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Dora Canal
    • 15
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    Dora Canal

     

    • Mon, January 13, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    • Tue, January 14, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Classroom
    • 2
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    Backbone Not Required!

    What do insects, spiders, snails, and centipedes have in common? They've got no spine! Join us as we explore the amazing world of these spineless creatures.

     


    • Sat, January 18, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    • Sat, January 18, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Classroom
    • 23
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    Connecting Educators With the Environment:

    A Project Learning Tree PreK-8 Professional Development Training

    Get youth excited about learning with highly engaging activities correlated to Florida Standards!

    ØDiscover activities you can use right away.

    ØEnhance classroom curricula, with multi-disciplinary content.

    ØDiscover how to use the environment to enhance learning experiences for students.

    ØReceive the PLT PreK-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide.


    • Mon, January 20, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    • Sat, January 25, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Oakland Nature Preserve
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     We will need volunteers to help in various capacities. Volunteer coordinator Nicole O'Brien will contact you to determine your shift. Assistance is needed from 8am-4pm.

    • Sat, January 25, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Join us at ONP for a fun day of crafts, hikes, food, and guest presenters.

    No registration required for this event.

    • Mon, January 27, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    • Sat, February 01, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    • Sat, February 01, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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     Led by entomologist Christy LeDuc, this is a fun, family suitable program where attendees will learn about different native insects of Florida. A different topic is featured each month. 

    What you can expect: The Program will start with a brief classroom presentation, following by a guided hike on the Preserve, where attendees have the opportunity to see bugs up close and personal!

    What to bring: Participants are advised to bring a reusable water bottle, wear closed toed shoes and weather appropriate clothing. Bug nets and containers will be provided. 

    Where to meet: In the classroom of the Education Center at 10am. 

    Members are free and $5 donations from non-members help support our programs. We have limited classroom space, so we ask visitors to please register in advance. Please check your email and the Facebook page for last-minute weather cancellations. 

    • Mon, February 03, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    • Sat, February 08, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    • Mon, February 10, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    • Tue, February 11, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Classroom
    • 7
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    Animal Senses

    For many animals, senses of sight, smell, hearing and touch differ from our own. This class we will observe animals, conduct sensory experiments, and learn how our sensory skills compare to those of the animal kingdom.

    • Wed, February 12, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • ONP Museum
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    Story TBD 

    • Sat, February 15, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    • Mon, February 17, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    • Mon, February 17, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • ONP
    • 10
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    Our certified instructor will be leading an Archery Day Camp on Monday, February 19th which is a student holiday. The participants will learn the basic parts of a compound bow, types of bows and arrows, and how to draw, aim, and release (shoot) safely.  They will practice shooting from a standing position at multiple targets, and contests and games are introduced to practice new skills. Space is limited so be sure to sign-up early.

    Whether your “target” is improving your health, confidence, self-awareness, or focus, archery can help your child hit the bull’s-eye and be more confident, in and out of the classroom!

    Archery camp is limited 10 campers ages 9-15. $75 for members, $95 for non-members.

    Registration opens December 1st. 

    • Sat, February 22, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    • Sat, February 22, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Lake Norris
    • 15
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    Lake Norris

     

    • Mon, February 24, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    • Sat, February 29, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    • Sat, March 07, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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     Led by entomologist Christy LeDuc, this is a fun, family suitable program where attendees will learn about different native insects of Florida. A different topic is featured each month. 

    What you can expect: The Program will start with a brief classroom presentation, following by a guided hike on the Preserve, where attendees have the opportunity to see bugs up close and personal!

    What to bring: Participants are advised to bring a reusable water bottle, wear closed toed shoes and weather appropriate clothing. Bug nets and containers will be provided. 

    Where to meet: In the classroom of the Education Center at 10am. 

    Members are free and $5 donations from non-members help support our programs. We have limited classroom space, so we ask visitors to please register in advance. Please check your email and the Facebook page for last-minute weather cancellations. 

    • Tue, March 10, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Classroom
    • 8
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    Tree-mendous Trees

    Trees are all around us, but how often do we stop to really consider them? Trees have a fascinating secret life that is fun to explore.