Oakland Nature Preserve

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Upcoming events

    • Mon, November 18, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    • Sat, November 23, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    • Mon, November 25, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    • Sat, November 30, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    • Mon, December 02, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    • Sat, December 07, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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     Trail Life Volunteers helping to plant plus those volunteers needing hours.

    • Sat, December 07, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • McDonald Boat Canal
    • 11
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    We will meet at the McDonald Boat Canal,  24600 County Rd 448A, Mt Dora, FL 32757

     

    • Sat, December 07, 2019
    • 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, December 09, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    • Tue, December 10, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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     Booking.com volunteers only

    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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
    • 10
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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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    • 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.

    • Mon, January 27, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    • Tue, February 11, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Classroom
    • 14
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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 

    • Mon, February 17, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • ONP
    • 10
    Registration is closed

    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. 

    • Tue, March 10, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Classroom
    • 14
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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.

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

    • Tue, April 14, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Classroom
    • 14
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    Florida's Native Past

    The indigenous people of our state lived for more than 12,000 years before the time of first contact with Europeans. In this class we will be looking at Florida's Native peoples, practice skills, play games and more.

    • Tue, May 12, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Classroom
    • 16
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    Living Wetlands: Nurseries of Life

    Exploration, observation and documentation will guide children as they explore the wetlands found at the Preserve.

     

Past events

Sat, November 16, 2019 Community Volunteer Day
Wed, November 13, 2019 Story Time
Tue, November 12, 2019 Homeschool Class Series
Mon, November 11, 2019 Restoration Work Day
Sat, November 09, 2019 Goin' Batty with Florida Bats
Sat, November 09, 2019 Community Volunteer Day
Mon, November 04, 2019 Restoration Work Day
Sat, November 02, 2019 Insect Safari
Sat, November 02, 2019 Blue Hike Kayak Tour
Sat, November 02, 2019 Community Volunteer Day
Mon, October 28, 2019 Restoration Work Day
Sat, October 26, 2019 3:00 Boat Tour
Sat, October 26, 2019 2:00 Boat Tour
Sat, October 26, 2019 1:00 Boat Tour
Sat, October 26, 2019 12:00 Boat Tour
Sat, October 26, 2019 11am Boat Tour
Sat, October 26, 2019 Oakland Heritage & Wildlife Festval
Sat, October 26, 2019 Heritage & Wildlife Festival Volunteer Day
Mon, October 21, 2019 Restoration Work Day
Sat, October 19, 2019 Trunk or Treat
Sat, October 19, 2019 Blue Hike Kayak Tour: Cancelled
Sat, October 19, 2019 Community Volunteer Day
Mon, October 14, 2019 Restoration Work Day
Sat, October 12, 2019 Community Volunteer Day
Tue, October 08, 2019 Homeschool Class Series
Mon, October 07, 2019 Restoration Work Day
Sat, October 05, 2019 Insect Safari
Sat, October 05, 2019 Community Volunteer Day
Mon, September 30, 2019 Restoration Work Day
Mon, September 23, 2019 Restoration Work Day
Sat, September 21, 2019 Community Volunteer Day
Mon, September 16, 2019 Restoration Work Day
Sat, September 14, 2019 Community Volunteer Day
Tue, September 10, 2019 Homeschool Class Series
Mon, September 09, 2019 Restoration Work Day
Sat, September 07, 2019 Insect Safari
Sat, September 07, 2019 Community Volunteer Day
Sat, August 31, 2019 Community Volunteer Day
Mon, August 26, 2019 Restoration Work Day
Sat, August 24, 2019 Community Volunteer Day
Mon, August 19, 2019 Restoration Work Day
Sat, August 17, 2019 Community Volunteer Day
Mon, August 12, 2019 Restoration Work Day
Sat, August 03, 2019 Insect Safari
Mon, June 17, 2019 Summer Camp
Wed, June 12, 2019 Story Time

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Funding for the acquisition of this site was provided by the Florida Communities Trust using Preservation 2000 funds.

 

  

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Office: +1 407-905-0054

Address:
P O Box 841

747 Machete Trail

Oakland, FL 34760

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