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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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Volunteer Opportunities


The Hobe Sound Nature Center offers a variety of volunteer opportunities.

We are looking for people to help during the weekdays being a Docent in our Exhibit Hall or assist in the Gift Shop.

There is also an opportunity to help with Animal Care and maintenance.

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 forms can be downloaded from our Volunteer Page.

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Labor Day- Offices Closed


In observance of Labor Day the Hobe Sound Nature Center will be closed Monday September, 7 2015. Trails will be open from sunrise-sunset.

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Mango's Birthday Bash


Saturday, September 19th~ 10:00 am-12:00 Noon

Join us for another celebration of life for "Mango", our Eastern Spotted Skunk! This wildlife ambassador has delighted folks for all ages for several years and is still going strong! our special guest for this year's event is Lynnda Butler and "Reilly" from the Skunks As Pets Inc., who will discuss the pros and cons of keeping skunks as pets. Crafts, games, a birthday cake are all part of this free .

No Reservation Required

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Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week


Saturday National Wildlife Refuge Week~ 9:30 am -11:30 am

Kick off celebrations of National Wildlife Refuge Week, October 11-17 with a naturalist-led “Earthcache Adventure” on Saturday October 10th at 9:30 a.m. An “Earthcache” is a special geological location where people can visit to learn about a unique feature of the Earth. Through the use of GPS coordinates and educational questions, hikers will learn more about the unique and endangered ecosystems of the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge.

Bring your GPS devices with you or learn how to use one of ours to explore the three different and distinctive landscapes of the Refuge. Whether you’re an expert at geocaching or never tried it before, join us for this special hike along the HSNWR trails.

Reservations required

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Turtles Walk Closed for the Season!


Missed it this year, reservations for the 2016 Sea Turtle Walks will open April 1st.

See you next year!

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Creepy Creature Feature


Saturday October 24th~6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Our theme for this year’s annual event is sharks . Through their educational book series, “The Adventures of Professor Clark the Science Shark,” Scott and Karen Lamberson teach students of all ages about the ocean, its inhabitants and what must be done to protect it for the future.

Through presentations at 6:30 and 7:30, they will discuss the role and importance of sharks in the marine ecosystem. Their latest in the series, Book 4: Reada’s Rescue, is about a hawksbill sea turtle and is designed to educate children about marine pollution and recycling. Crafts, games and other fun activities are planned for
the evening!

Reservations are required to attend and must be made in advance by contacting us through our website www.hobesoundnaturecenter.com or call (772) 546-2067. Reservations required $3.00 per person

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