The Hobe Sound Nature Center is celebrating Earth Day this Saturday with a great celebration for kids. Scheduled activities include the highly popular HOOK KIDS ON FISHING program for kids 6 to 16 with a parent. Co-sponsored by Anglers for Conservation, this event teaches techniques and tips for young anglers plus provides equipment to continue their new hobby with their families. The class is open to the first 50 students who sign up. At 12:30 pm, you can also sign up to go wading in the sea grasses of the Indian River Lagoon.
Using nets and seine, catch, observe and release small marine creatures that call the estuary home. Recommended for ages 4 and up, this get wet activity is both fun and educational! A variety of other activities will be ongoing all day, so come out and enjoy one of Florida’s special wild places. Reservations required for the fishing clinic and wading program only.
When: April 27, All Day
Where: Hobe Sound Nature Center - 13640 U.S. Highway One, Hobe Sound, FL. 33455.
The Hobe Sound Nature Center
The Hobe Sound Nature Center, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization, dedicated to environmental awareness and education. The Center is a cooperating association with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and located at the Nathaniel P. Reed Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge, in southern Martin County.
In 1973, Hobe Sound Nature Center first opened its doors to educate people of all ages about Florida's fragile environment. This environmental learning facility was established by Mr. Jackson Burke and Mrs. Elizabeth Kirby for the Jupiter Island Garden Club, Inc. The Center enjoys a cooperative agreement and over thirty years in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) which allows it to conduct education and awareness programs on site, while the service provides and maintains the facility.
Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day now includes events in more than 193 countries, which are coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.