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

Upcoming Events

Naturalist Position Open


Position: Naturalist/Educator
Salary: $12/15 per hour to start, depending upon experience
Hours: 30 variable hours per week, some weekends and evenings required

Responsibilities: Conduct and assist with the Center's nature-based programs for children and adults through school programs (on and offsite), summer nature camp, 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.

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Biology/Natural Science/Environmental or related field. Experience as a naturalist/educator in environmental education and/or interpretation preferred.

Send resumes to:
Debbie Fritz-Quincy, Director
Hobe Sound Nature Center, Inc
PO Box 214
Hobe Sound, FL 33475
or via e-mail: hsnature@aol.com (indicate your resume is for naturalist position)

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Beach Dynamics Program


Wednesdays ~ September 27th, October 25th, November 22nd, December 20th ~ 3:00 p.m
Schools out early! 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. This is a free event, but reservations are required . For further information call the Nature Center at (772) 546 -2067.

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Sandy's 1st Birthday


Saturday September 30th 10 am-12 pm- Its a skunk birthday party! SANDY, our spotted skunk is turning one!

Join us from 10-12 (Open 9-3) as we celebrate the one year birthday of Sandy, our spotted skunk. We will have crafts, games, cake and "Skunks as Pets" will be here with live striped skunks! We will have also have special glitter skunk tattoos and face painting! NO Reservations required.

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IRL Science Festival Open House


Join the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge and Nature Center in celebrating National Wildlife Refuge Week and the Indian River Lagoon Science Festival!
Thursday October 12th 3-6pm

Games and Crafts for kids!

3:30 "For the love of seahorses" naturalist chat & feeding
4 pm Exploring the Indian River Lagoon- naturalist led Estuary Hike
4:30 Summer Sea Turtle Summary - naturalist update on the 2017 season
5pm "for the love of seahorses" naturalist chat & feeding

772-546-2067 for more information

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Creepy Creature Feature


Saturday, October 28th 6:30-8pm Join us for our annual Creepy Creature Feature! Free family friendly event featuring live animals, crafts, snacks and games.

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Volunteer Opportunities


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

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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