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

Upcoming Events

Spring Series- Thursday Evening Presentations


Join us for Thursday Evening Lectures~7:30 pm at the Burke Education Center

February 26 The First Floridians Sarah Nohe- Fl Public Archaeology Network
March 05 Snakes Friend or Foe? Tracy Boothby Hobe Sound Nature Center
March 12 Sea Turtles- Struggle for Survival
March 19 Burmese Pythons in the Northern Everglades Ecological Implication & Population Management-Dr. Rebekah Gibble,USFWS
March 26 The Secret Lives of Dolphins Russel McFee, IRSC

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Naturalist Led 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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Event Cancelled-Extinction is Forever


Extinction is Forever- Ceramic Painting has been cancelled. Please be sure to register for our Special Events.

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Earth Hour


Saturday March 28
8:30 pm

Join us in making this commitment to a better future!

Since 2007, World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour has been celebrated internationally by millions of individuals around the world. Individuals, households, communities, schools and businesses are asked to turn off all non-essential lights for one hour on the last Saturday in March as a symbolic commitment to our planet.

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Hobe Sound Nature Center Benefit


Get your tickets Now! April 9, 2015

Join us for dinner and lecture with marine biologist and educator Holly Lohuis. Holly is the executive coordinator for Jean- Michel Cousteau. If you are interested in receiving an invitation contact as (772) 546-2067 or Contact Online.

"Protecting our ocean now will be our gift to the future" Jean- Michel Cousteau.

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Open Position!


Position: Administrative Assistant
Hours: 30 variable hours per week, some weekends and evenings may be required

Responsibilities: All aspects of office work: answer telephone, copy machine, record keeping, public contact, work with volunteers in office
Qualifications: computer skills (PC), knowledge of Excel, Quickbooks preferred

Submit resumes to Debbie Fritz-Quincy, Director, Hobe Sound Nature Center, Inc., PO Box 214, Hobe Sound, FL 33475 or via email: hsnature@aol.com
Be sure to indicate that your email is a resume for the office administrator position.

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Turtle Walk Reservations Open


Turtle Walk Registration will open April 1st. Turtle Walk dates will be posted on our website shortly before.

Reservation will not be taken till April 1st .
For more information on Sea Turtle Education Walks check out our "Turtle Walks" Page.

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Celebrate Earth Day


Saturday April 18

Scheduled activities include our annual “Hook Kids on Fishing Clinic,” co-sponsored by Anglers for Conservation from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m . The clinic is open to all kids ages 5-14 with a parent. Students receive fishing poles, tackle and attend mini-sessions to learn fishing basics from local experts. Their newly acquired skills are then put to good use by fishing along the banks of the Indian River Lagoon.

At 12:30 p.m., we explore the seagrasses with hand nets and seine. Participants will catch and release small marine animals that call the estuary home. This popular get wet activity is recommended for ages 4 and up with an adult.

Reservations required

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