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

Upcoming Events

Meet us at the Library


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.

October 2019

Morgade Library ~ October 24th 03:30pm ~
Recommended for all ages
Bats: Myth and Reality
Through a presentation by Bat Conservation International, learn about the importance & ecology of bats, unloved and misunderstood by many. Learn why they are disappearing, hear truths rather than myths & take a close look at the different species found around the world.

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Audubon Christmas Bird Count


Sunday December 29th
Please contact us to Sign up

The Hobe Sound Nature Center is seeking volunteers to participate in the annual Jonathan Dickinson State Park Christmas Bird Count on Sunday, December 29th, 2019.
Experienced and amateur birders are all welcomed, with assignments available from Juno Beach to Hobe Sound.
Any commitment of time is appreciated. This count is a part of the National Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count, which began over a century ago and is held throughout the western hemisphere.
Contact HSNC to volunteer (772)546-2067 or Hobesoundnaturecenter@gmail.com

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Beach Dynamics Program


Wednesdays ~ 3:30 pm ~ November 6th, December 4th 2019~ January 8th, February 12th, March 11th 2020
All ages welcome! Bring the whole family!

The Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge and Nature Center invites you to join naturalist Kim Mohlenhoff for a beach dynamics program 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, learn about natural items washed ashore and and pick up litter along the way.

Meet us at the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge North Beach pavilion. (event is held rain or shine- will cancel for lightening but not determined until we arrive at the Beach)For further information call the Nature Center at (772) 546 -2067.

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Night Explorers


November 1st @ 6pm
December 13th @ 5:30pm
January 31st @ 6pm
February 7th @ 6pm
March 6th @ 6pm

Join the Nature Center for some nighttime stargazing at the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge. Following a brief classroom orientation, naturalist Kim Mohlenhoff will lead the group outside along the nature trail to look at the nighttime sky through telescopes. This is a free program and all ages are welcomed.

Learn about wildlife at night and how artificial lighting impacts some plant and animal at night. If weather conditions are not conducive to viewing planets, stars, and constellations, the program will be limited classroom activities only.

Reservations are Required For further information call the Nature Center at (772) 546-2067.

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Internship Opportunity


Position: Paid Internship for local college student with
field of interest in biology, wildlife, environmental education
or related majors.

Hours: 15-20 variable hours per week, including Saturdays and some
evenings, beginning in January-May 2020.

Responsibilities : Assist with the Centerís 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. Works with US Fish and Wildlife Refuge staff on special projects.

Interested candidates should submit a resume along with a short paragraph about career plans and why you are interested in this position. Send to Debbie Fritz-Quincy, Director, Hobe Sound Nature Center, Inc., PO Box 214, Hobe Sound, FL 33475 or via email at hsnature@aol.com (Be sure to indicate that your email is for the internship).

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Creepy Creature Feature: Nocturnal Night at the Museum


Join us Saturday October 26th 2019 for our annual Creepy Creature Feature: Nocturnal Night at the Museum!
Free Family Friendly Event!

Meet Exotic Live Nocturnal Animals visiting from the Palm Beach Zoo!
Also featuring HSNC live animals, face painting, crafts, and games!
Costume Contest! Adult and Child categories
Reservations not necessary
Program recommended for families with children ages 4 and up. Adults without kids are always welcomed.

We will have three different nocturnal animals visiting us from the zoo! (animals not determined until night of the event) You can meet them with a short 15 minute presentation followed by Q & A at these times in our classroom!

Costume Contest- meet in the lobby at 7:30. Voted by audience participation for
1. Best Halloween Costume (child under 18)
2. Scariest Halloween Costume
3. Funniest Halloween Costume
4. Most Original Halloween Costume

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Nature Tales for Tots: Storytime


1st and 3rd Saturday each month-

Beginning November 2nd
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Bring the kids and join
one of our naturalists for storytime

NO Reservations required.

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