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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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Wild Turkey Day


Wednesday, November 26 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Start your Thanksgivings with a celebration of the Wild Turkey. This highly intelligent bird was in the running to be our national symbol before it nearly vanished from North America! Find out how our native wild turkey made a comeback & its adaptations for survival through this special program and stay after to make a craft.

Reservations Required

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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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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

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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