Audubon Young Naturalist Program
There be will 7 Saturday activities over a 7 month period from October through April. It will be for children between the between ages 7 and 15. Children attending at least 5 of the 7 programs will receive a Young Naturalist certificate and an Audubon pin. This program is being developed to encourage children to see and experience the nature that is around them. The hope is that the children will develop an appreciation of Florida’s natural beauty and someday help protect it for future generations to enjoy.
October 18, 2008 8:00 a.m. Bird Walk at Wakodahatcee, 13026 Jog Road, Delray Beach. Clive Pinnock will lead the group. Please call Linda at 561-742-7791 to register.
November 15, 2008 1:00 pm Birds of Prey Program, Okeeheelee Nature Center, 7715 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach. Come see the resident birds of prey! You’ll meet them up close and develop an appreciation for their role in the environment. $3 per person. Call Linda at 561-742-7791 to register.
December 13, 2008 2:00 pm Reptiles & Amphibians program followed by a guided walk at Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands, 12800 Hagen Ranch Rd., Boynton Beach. $3 per person. Call Linda at 561-742-7791 to register
January 17, 2009 8:00 am Mangrove Ecology for Kids at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, north end of Singer Island, 10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive. The program will include seining for marine life. Clive Pinnock will be the leader. $3 per person. Call Linda at 561-742-7791 to register.
February 7, 2009 8:00 a.m. Wakodahatchee Bird Walk, 13026 Jog Road, Delray Beach. Clive Pinnock will lead the group. Call Linda at 561-742-7791 to register.
March 14, 2009 8:00 a.m. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, 10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach, The program will explain water and explore fish in the Everglades. Call Linda at 561-742-7791 to register.
April 18, 2009 10:30 a.m. Gumbo Limbo, 1801 N Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton, Fl, The program will be a presentation on Turtles and their nesting on the beach. See them swim in their own pools. Call Linda at 561-742-7791 to register.
May 9, 2009 Migratory Bird Day at the Palm Beach Zoo. 9am-5pm. This is a self-guided tour for children and their parents not included in our program. Migratory Bird Day is a yearly event for children with bird-related craft activities provided by local environmental and cultural organizations. Children will become migratory birds and fly through the zoo to be banded, measured, and weighed. The event is hosted by the Palm Beach Zoo, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, A.R.M., Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, and the Audubon Society of the Everglades, to help raise public awareness of migratory birds and their habitats. The cost is free to Palm Beach Zoo members or the regular zoo admission of $12.95, Seniors 60+ $9.95, and children 3-12 $8.95. The zoo is located at 1301 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach.