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

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Internship Opportunity


The Hobe Sound Nature Center is offering an internship for a local college student with field of interest in biology, wildlife, environmental education of related majors.

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.

Interested candidates should submit a resume along with a short paragraph about career plans and why you are interested in the this position. Hobe Sound residents will be given first priority. Send information to Hobe Sound Nature Center PO Box 214,Hobe Sound, Fl 33475 or via email at hobesoundnaturecenter@gmail.com

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Our Indian River Lagoon: Hardcover Book For Sale


Our Indian River Lagoon
This hardcover book captures the beauty and essence of the lagoon and will renew your passion for Our Indian River Lagoon.

Treasure Coast Newspapers/TCPalm will donate $15 to Hobe Sound Nature Center per book sold with that code promo code OIRL-HSNC

Buy Online through www.tcpalm.com/lagoonbook

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IRL Paddle Adventure Talk


Have your been following the Adventure on Facebook or Twitter?

The Indian River Paddle Adventure's goal is to help raise public awareness of the great uniqueness and value of the Indian River Lagoon system. This event will also shed light on the many challenges facing the IRL system, North America's greatest estuary.

Join us December 17, Wednesday at 2:30 am here at the Hobe Sound Nature Center to learn more about this Adventure

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Christmas Bird Count


Sunday December 28

Counting birds is fun and educational! Participate in this National Audubon
Society sponsored program. All levels of birders are needed to survey areas from
Juno Beach to Hobe Sound. Any amount of time is appreciated, so sign up today!

Contact us at hobesoundnaturecenter@gmail.com to get involved

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Holiday Hours


The Hobe Sound Wildlife Refuge & Nature Center will be closed:
December 24 & 25
December 31
January 01

The Nature Center will reopen the following Fridays & Saturdays

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Barley Barber Full Moon Night Hike


Monday January 5, 2015

Join the Treasured Lands Foundation and the Nature Center staff as the full moon rises over this FPL preserve near Indiantown. Experience a cypress swamp and its wildlife at night-always a memorable evening!

No flashlights needed. Reservations required, as numbers are limited.

Carpools will leave the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge parking lot at 5:00 p.m.

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Hobe Sound Wildlife Refuge Trail Hikes


Every Thursday January-April ~ 9:30 am

No reservations are required to explore native habitats at the Refuge with a naturalist. Meet in the exhibit hall to learn about the flora and fauna that call the Indian River Lagoon, coastal hammock and sand pine scrub their home. Keep an eye out for gopher tortoises, scrub lizards, manatees, eagles, ospreys and other birdlife along the way!

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