Celebrate Earth Day At The Okeeheelee Nature Center April 30

Celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Okeeheelee Nature Center. The free special event will include a variety of activities scheduled throughout the day.

Bring the family and celebrate one of the most important milestones in conservation history. Activities will include live animal encounters, crafts, environmental presentations, raffles to benefit the Friends of Okeeheelee Nature Center, meet-and-greets with Oakly, the Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation mascot, the PBSO Therapy Dog Unit, the PBSO Mounted Unit and much more.

Come and explore all that the nature center has to offer since its opening 30 years ago. This year’s Earth Day event is sponsored by the Friends of Okeeheelee Nature Center and the Navy League of the United States Palm Beach Council.

The Okeeheelee Nature Center is located in Okeeheelee Park at 7715 Forest Hill Blvd. The facility features 2.5 miles of trails winding through 90 acres of pine flatwoods and wetlands. Highlights include hands-on exhibits, animal encounters and a nature-related gift shop. For more info., call (561) 233-1400.