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Oxbow Eco-Center Events Calendar

Oxbow Eco-Center offers exciting programs and outdoor activities for families, adults and youth. Check out the calendars below to see what Oxbow has to offer, or call the staff at 772-785-5833.

Upcoming Events


Every Saturday

Critter Crunch & Munch

3 p.m., Oxbow Eco-Center, 5400 NE St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie. Appropriate for all ages. Watch as Oxbow Eco-Center’s live animal ambassadors crunch and munch!  This special time includes an informative animal chat about native and exotic animals.  No reservations required.  FREEFor more information contact the Oxbow at (772) 785-5833.


Saturday, October 26

The Procession of the Species- in conjunction with the Indian River Lagoon Science Festival!

10 a.m., Downtown Fort Pierce comes alive during the Procession of the Species, featuring citizens of all ages representing diverse plant and animal species and Earth elements, such as thunderstorms or wind. Create a costume, prop or float and be a part of this colorful, theatrical event! The Procession will follow a route along the waterfront leading to the Indian River Lagoon Science Festival. Registration required. Call the Oxbow Eco-Center at (772) 785 – 5833 or visit . 


Saturday, November 2

Explore Archery

9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.,  For ages 10 & up, participants under the age of 15 must have a legal guardian present.  This beginner archery class in a fun, relaxed environment builds strength, endurance, and mental focus.  Join Eco-Center’s team of certified archery instructors for an introduction to this captivating sport.  Instruction will include an outdoor classroom session and range time.  Please bring a bagged lunch or snack, water bottle, closed-toe shoes, and appropriate clothing for Florida weather.  $20 per participant.  Pre-registration is required. Please visit for more information and to register.


Saturday, November 2

Archery Open Range                                                                                                     

1 p.m.- 3 p.m., Join Eco-Center’s team of certified archery coaches for open range archery practice. Participants will have the chance to practice their archery skill without sitting through the introduction class, and will receive coaching from our USA Archery certified coaches. Participants must have attended our Explore Archery classes in the past, our Archery Adventure camp, or have equivalent archery experience. Please bring a snack, water bottle, closed-toe shoes, and appropriate clothing for Florida weather. $10 per participant. Pre-registration is required. Please visit for more information and to register.


Thursday, November 7

St Lucie Audubon Presents: IRL Aquatic Preserve, DEP Staff

7 p.m.-9 p.m., Join the St. Lucie Audubon Society at the Oxbow Eco-Center as they host staff from the Department of Environmental Protection. They will be presenting on our local Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserve, located in Indian River and St. Lucie counties, which is 12 miles long and encompasses 9,500 acres. FREE. All are welcome. No registration required. For more information contact the St. Lucie Audubon Society at (772) 675-1035.


Saturday, November 16

St. Lucie Water Champions: Local Water Quality

8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Becker Preserve, 3398 Selvitz Rd, Fort Pierce. Join the Oxbow Eco-Center, local scientists, and our Water Champions Initiative partners to learn more about local water quality issues.   The workshop is the second in a series of trainings created to educate and empower community members to make a difference in the health of the Indian River Lagoon and other local water bodies.  Participants receive lunch, information materials, and a behind the scenes tour of Platt’s Creek, a nearby wetland restoration project and stormwater improvement area.  Speakers from local government agencies will be on hand to discuss Florida’s water history, and specific current issues such as biosolids and microplastics.   Representatives will also review local stormwater improvement efforts such as septic to sewer programs, large-scale stormwater projects, and land acquisition.  This course is open to all (ages 13+).  This course is FREE, but space is limited.  Please register at


Saturday, November 23

FMSEA Aquatic Species Collection Permit Workshop

9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., The Oxbow Eco-Center, 5400 NE St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie. Local Educators! Join us as we partner with FMSEA to offer the Aquatic Species Collection Permit Workshop. This permit allows educators to collect certain aquatic and marine species for educational purposes. This permit allows you to do activities such as dip netting and seining with your students, as well as keep certain species in a classroom aquarium. This professional development opportunity is open to certified Florida teachers, employees of science education centers, and homeschool program representatives. This workshop costs $25/person. For more information about this permit, visit: For details about this workshop and registration, contact Natalie Frendberg at


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Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks all or part of the sun for up to about three hours, from beginning to end.  For the 2017 eclipse, the longest period when the moon completely blocks the sun from any given location along the path is expected to be about two minutes and 40 seconds.  The last time the United States experienced a total eclipse was in 1979.

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