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Nature Center Open Monday - Saturday, 9:00am to 3:00pm
Refuge Trail Open 7 days, Sunrise to Sunset

Upcoming Events

Memorial Day- Closed


The Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge and Nature Center will be closed in observance of Memorial Day Monday, May 25. The trails will be open.

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Aquatic Science Educator Collecting Workshop


Receive the Aquatic Science Educators Collection Certificate valid for 3 years to collect organisms for educational purposes

No annual paperwork or reports to file. No fishing license required and eligible to collect specified aquatic species that would be restricted under fishing license guidelines.

Learn responsible collection and transport, captive holding practices, how to minimize environmental impact and collection alternatives.

Receive a complimentary FMSEA membership

Facilitator: Dawn Miller-Walker - Science Eye & ECO

Where: Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge (13640 SE Fed Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455 – 2 miles south of Bridge Road or 2 miles north of Johnathan Dickinson State Park)

When: Saturday, May 23, 2015 10:00am-1:00pm

Cost: $25 – Pay by credit card online or send a check made out to FMSEA to the address on the online registration (make sure to include the name(s) of the registrants on the check or on a note with the check).

Pre-Register: at https://www.regonline.com/ascw_150523 by 5/14/15 Questions?Email: dwalker@scienceeye.com

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Summer Nature Camp


The Hobe Sound Nature Center’s 2014 Summer Environmental Camp is designed to acquaint
your child with the natural world around them. Live native wildlife presentations, nature crafts and games, netting and more are included in the one week program.

The camp is open to all students, ages 6 to 12 and will be held Monday through Friday, 9 to 12 noon. No transportation is provided. Registration is $90.00 per student ($85.00 for additional siblings).

Available Weeks:

Students may register for one week only. To register, send your check (made payable to Hobe Sound Nature Center), the registration form and a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Nature Center at P.O. Box 214, Hobe Sound, FL 33475. Proof of age for all 6 year old students is required. (Either a birth certificate or report card.) The Center will mail you a confirmation letter with a schedule of activities and our inclement weather and refund policies. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED, SO ENROLL EARLY!

» Download Registration Form Please mail in form with a self-addressed stamped envelope.

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Summer Volunteers Needed


Summer is just around the corner why not spend it at the Nature Center.

The Hobe Sound Nature Center has many volunteer opportunities for ages 14 and up.

Camp Counselor- June 8-July 17~ 8:30-12:30~ Volunteers may choose specific weeks or days~ Live native wildlife presentations, nature crafts and games, netting and more. Training Day Friday June 05,

Animal Care-Perform routine & specialized duties associated with animal care including feeding, cleaning, and maintaining displays~ Docent

Docent-Conduct guided tours of the Exhibit Hall ~ Handle Live Animals~ Must be enthusiastic, cheerful & willing to learn~ should have an interest in working with people & animals

Greeter- Welcome all guest to the exhibit hall~ Keep track of visitors~ This duty includes being able to speak to the general public about the Refuge and Center ~ Keep brochures & flyers stocked~ May be expected to help docent or work in the gift shop

Office Duties- Mailings~ Copying~ Keep brochures & flyers stocked~ Answer phones~ Assist with Event duties~ Help with computer-based project

Fish & Wildlife- There are various opportunities with Hobe Sound Wildlife Refuge~ Train Maintenance~ Invasive Exotic plant control~ Beach Clean-up & Monitoring

If you are interested in applying or would like more information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at (772) 546-2067 or hobesoundnaturecenter@gmail.com. Volunteer form can be downloaded on our Volunteer Page.

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