Hobe Sound Nature Center
772-546-2067
Nature Center Open Monday - Saturday, 9:00am to 3:00pm
Refuge Trail Open 7 days, Sunrise to Sunset

Upcoming Events

Sea Turtle Walks

04/01/2021

Join us on our specially permitted walks to learn about these endangered reptiles & experience a female Loggerhead Sea Turtle lay eggs.

Walks occur on Thursdays & Fridays evenings - May 27th-July 23rd 2021.

To make a Reservation Make a Reservation Online. Please note your second date choice as walks fill up fast and we are limiting numbers this season. Waitlists available. You will receive a confirmation e-mail within 24 hours (longer for requests sent in over the weekend)
You can also CALL US at (772)546-2067, however, online reservations are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED as the office is not staffed during normal hours during the COVID-19 crisis


PLEASE NOTE for the 2021 season. While we hope to be able to continue our turtle walks as regularly scheduled, we may have to cancel walks due to the COVID-19 crisis. We will do our best to accommodate reservations and will give ample notice for cancellations. Thank you for your understanding.

Protocol has changed for the 2021 season!

  • We will meet at the HOBE SOUND PUBLIC BEACH at 9pm for our short presentation followed by the turtle walk.

  • A $5 per person donation is requested and is CASH OR CHECK ONLY. Please bring EXACT change as we will not be issuing change.

  • Wearing facial coverings or masks is strongly encouraged and staff will be enforcing social distancing to best of our ability.

  • If you would like to bring bug spray and water to the beach, and wear comfortable walking clothing, walks can go as late as midnight.



PLEASE NOTE for the 2021 season. While we hope to be able to continue our turtle walks as regularly scheduled, we may have to cancel walks due to the COVID-19 crisis. We will do our best to accommodate reservations and will give ample notice for cancellations. Thank you for your understanding.

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HSNC Scholarship Opportunity 2021

05/01/2021

Scholarship Opportunity : In February 2016, the Board of Directors of the Hobe Sound Nature Center, Inc. established the Debbie Fritz-Quincy Scholarship for the Environment, to be awarded annually to a deserving student. It was established to assist student volunteers who plan on continuing their college studies in environmental education, biology, ecology, conservation or related sciences. This scholarship ($1000.00) was awarded for the first time in May of 2016.

To Apply : students must be a current volunteer in good standing with the Nature Center and/or Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge. A typed letter requesting consideration for the scholarship must be submitted and should include the following:

• Dates of volunteer service
• Why did you initially decide to volunteer at the Nature Center &/or Refuge?
• What did you like the most and least about your experience?
• What have you learned from your experience?
• How has your volunteer service affected your daily life?
• Have you been involved in any other similar programs or volunteer opportunities with other organizations, businesses or agencies? Please describe all, including any paid positions or internships.
• What are your plans for college studies at this time?
• What would you like to do with a college degree following graduation?

Please send your letter to the Hobe Sound Nature Center, 2021 Scholarship for the Environment, PO Box 214, Hobe Sound, FL 33475. The deadline for application is April 1, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact us at (772) 546-2067 or via www.hobesoundnaturecenter.com.

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Internship Opportunity

06/01/2021

Position: Paid Internship for local college student with
field of interest in biology, wildlife, environmental education
or related majors.

Hours: 15-20 variable hours per week, including Saturdays and some
evenings, beginning in June-December 2021.

Responsibilities : Assist with the Center’s nature-based programs for children and adults through school programs, evening lectures, trail hikes and special events. Care, maintenance and handling of educational animals, working with volunteers, visitor services, exhibit maintenance, office, computer and gift shop duties are also included. Works with US Fish and Wildlife Refuge staff on special projects.

Interested candidates should submit a resume along with a short paragraph about career plans and why you are interested in this position. Send to Debbie Fritz-Quincy, Director, Hobe Sound Nature Center, Inc., PO Box 214, Hobe Sound, FL 33475 or via email at hsnature@aol.com (Be sure to indicate that your email is for the internship).

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