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

Beachcoming Hikes

04/14/2017

Wednesdays ~ May 17 ~ 3:00 p.m

The Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge and Nature Center invites you to join naturalist Kim Mohlenhoff for a hike at the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge beach on the north end of Jupiter Island. Kim will lead you on a beachcombing adventure to find treasures brought to our shores by ocean currents and waves. Watch for wildlife and pick up litter along the way, helping keep our beaches clean!

Meet us at the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge North Beach pavilion. This is a free event, no reservation required . For further call the Nature Center at (772) 546 -2067.

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Summer Nature Camp

05/29/2017

Registration Opens April 24

The Hobe Sound Nature Center's Nature 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-Friday, 9 to 12 noon.

Available weeks: Space is limited

  • 06/14 - 06/23

  • 06/26 - 06/30

  • 06/20 - 06/30

  • 07/03 - 07/07

  • 07/10 - 07/14




  • Registration is $90.00 per student ($85.00 for additional siblings). Proof of age for all 6-year-old students is required. (Either a birth certificate or report card.) Students may register for one week only . No transportation is provided.

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    Sea Turtle Walks

    06/14/2017

    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 - May 25 - July 21st. Please be sure to request a specific dates. Open Dates: June: 1, 15, 22, 23 July: 6, 7, 14, 15, 20, 21

    To make a Reservation call (772) 546-2067 or Make a Reservation Online. Waitlists availble.



    Walks begin with check- in at 8:30 pm at Hobe Nature Center. The gift shop & exhibits will be open, at 9:00 pm participants will watch a program about sea turtles and sea turtle walks. Afterward, everyone journeys to the local beach (only minutes away) follows, to wait for nesting turtles. Walks could go on until midnight but could be later, depending on nesting activity by loggerhead turtles.

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    Closed for the Holiday

    07/01/2017

    The Hobe Sound Nature Center will be closed Memorial Day May 29th in observance of the holidays.

    Nature Trails will be open sunrise to sunset.

    The Hobe Sound Nature Center is open Monday- Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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    Meet us at the Library

    07/07/2017

    Join us at the library! Meet the Nature Center at your local library for a variety of fun and interesting environmental programs. Be sure to contact the library to make reservations.

    May

    Blake Library ~ May 3 ~ Snakes: Friend or Foe
    A presentation on the role of snakes in the environment & identification of venomous species & non-venomous found in South Florida. Live animals, skins, sheds, and skeleton are used for a better understanding of these reptiles.

    June

    Lahti Libray ~ June 13 ~ Winged Warriors
    Discover the world of eagles, hawks, owls and vultures, with special emphasis on their adaptations for survival. Live birds and numerous props accompany this interactive presentation.

    Morningside Libray ~ June 21st ~ Snakes: Friend or Foe
    A presentation on the role of snakes in the environment & identification of venomous species & non-venomous found in South Florida. Live animals, skins, sheds, and skeleton are used for a better understanding of these reptiles.

    Fort Pierce Libary ~ June 21s t~ Alligators and Crocodiles Alive
    A presentation of our native crocodilians offer insight into their ecology & habitats, with special emphasis on the important role in the South Florida environment & human/alligator interactions of today. Meet members of our Teaching Team.

    Lakewood Library ~ June 22 ~ Wildlife Around Us
    Meet members of the Nature Center's WILDLIFE TEACHING TEAM, while learning about the need for habitat protection & to coexist with native wildlife.

    Herston Library ~ June 22 ~ Snakes: Friend or Foe
    A presentation on the role of snakes in the environment & identification of venomous species & non-venomous found in South Florida. Live animals, skins, sheds, and skeleton are used for a better understanding of these reptiles.

    Hoke Library ~ June 27th ~ Exploring the World of Insects and Spiders
    Learn about the incredible world of insects & spiders & their role in the environment. This presentation utilizes hands-on actives as well as live specimens & replicas.

    Hobe Sound Library ~ June 27th ~ Winged Warriors
    Discover the world of eagles, hawks, owls and vultures, with special emphasis on their adaptations for survival. Live birds and numerous props accompany this interactive presentation.

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    Volunteer Opportunities

    12/26/2017

    Interested in working with wildlife and educational programming for kids and adults. Come volunteer at the Hobe Sound Nature Center!

    The offers a variety of volunteer opportunities.

    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 ~ May be expected to help docent or work in the gift shop

    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - There are various opportunities with Hobe Sound Wildlife Refuge ~ Trail maintenance ~ Invasive Exotic plant control~ Beach clean-up & monitoring ~ Administrative tasks

    Summer Camp Counselors - The Hobe Sound Nature Center hosts a week- long summer camp for five weeks and is looking for student volunteers to assist with camp activities.

    IIf 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. Minimum age for volunteering is 14 years old.

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