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    • Sat, January 25, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Oakland Nature Preserve
    • 4

     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
    Register

     

    • Sat, February 01, 2020
    • Sat, February 29, 2020
    • Anywhere!
    Register

    How does a virtual race work?

    A virtual race can be done at any venue that you wish.  You can walk, jog, skip or run the distance of your choice. You can complete your race at the gym on a treadmill, a practice run in town, a stroll in the park, or another local racing event. ONP believes in the honor system so no proof is required for your race, but it would be awesome if you could upload pictures and tell us about your experience on our Facebook page.  The first 100 race participants will be mailed a finisher’s medal.  

    Why should I do a virtual race?

    The short answer would be because they are cool. The more detailed top 3 reasons would include:

    1. The chance to add a really cool medal (also known as "Bling") to your collection.
    2. Complete control over your schedule. Complete the race on your own time. No travel expenses, no hassle with parking and no long lines waiting at the potty.
    3. An opportunity to support a great cause. Each of our races will benefit a deserving charity that is making a difference.

    Who can participate?

    Everybody and anybody!  There is no age limit and there are no restrictions.  So run, jog, walk, crawl, run alone, run in a group, run with your pet, bike, hike,  it doesn't matter. Just get out there and get moving!  

    Do I have to complete the distance all at one time or can I break it up into different days?

    No you are not required to run your distance all at one time. Feel free to break it up into several runs if you need to.  

     

    I don't live in the United States, can I still participate?

    Absolutely!!! Sign up today.  

    • Sat, February 01, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 8
    Register

     Volunteer day for Dharma Inc. Youth Group 

    • Sat, February 01, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Register

     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
    Register

     

    • Sat, February 08, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Register

     Group Volunteering activity for West Orange High School JROTC.

    • Mon, February 10, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Register

     

    • Tue, February 11, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Classroom
    • 6
    Register

    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
    Register

    Story TBD 

    • Sat, February 15, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 4
    Register

     

    • Sat, February 15, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Front Porch of Education Center
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    All signed up for the Gopher Tortoise Virtual Run but want to put in your miles at ONP? Join Jennifer Hunt, ONP Director, on Saturday Feb 15th at 10 a.m. for a fun 3- miler trail run/walk. All ages welcome.

    • Mon, February 17, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 10
    Register

     

    • Mon, February 17, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • ONP
    • 1
    Register

    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
    • 5
    Register

     

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

    Lake Norris

     

    • Mon, February 24, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 10
    Register

     

    • Sat, February 29, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 7
    Register

     

    • Mon, March 02, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 10
    Register

     

    • Sat, March 07, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 7
    Register

     

    • Sat, March 07, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Register

     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, March 09, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 10
    Register

     

    • Tue, March 10, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Classroom
    • 7
    Register

    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.

    • Sat, March 14, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 7
    Register

     

    • Mon, March 16, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 10
    Register

     

    • Mon, March 16, 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • ONP
    • 6
    Register

     

    • Sat, March 21, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 7
    Register

     

    • Sat, March 21, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Alexander Springs
    • 10
    Register

    Alexander Springs

     

    • Mon, March 23, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 10
    Register

     

    • Mon, March 30, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 10
    Register

     

    • Sat, April 04, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Register

     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, April 06, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 10
    Register

     

    • Wed, April 08, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • ONP Museum
    Register

    Story TBD 

    • Sat, April 11, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 9
    Register