Monthly Calendar

August 2017 Calendar of Events at Secret Woods

Preregistration is required for many programs. Call to confirm.

Guided Nature Walks Saturdays, 3:30 p.m., Sundays, 9:30 a.m.
Lori's Line Dancing Saturdays, 9-10 a.m.
Night Hike ​No hike in August.
Summer Home Landscape Lecture Series ​Thursdays, August 3 & 10, 7-8:30 p.m.
EcoAction Volunteer Workday ​​Saturday, August 12, 9 a.m.-noon
Go Native Plant Sale ​​Saturday, August 12, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
​​​Tot Walk ​Monday, August 14, 10-11 a.m.
​​Florida Native Plant Society ​No meeting in August.
Nature Tots Thursday, August 24, 10-11 a.m.
Super Science Sunday ​Sunday, August 27, noon-1 p.m.
Jamming in the Park ​Sunday, August 27, 1-4 p.m.


 entry sign for Secret Woods Nature Center

 boardwalk at Secret Woods Nature Center

Guided Nature Walks
Saturdays, 3:30 p.m., and Sundays, 9:30 a.m. Explore the trails at Secret Woods while learning about native South Florida habitats. For all ages. Free.

Lori's Line Dancing
The musical lineup includes a wide range of beginner, improved beginner, and intermediate dances to peppy musical genres including pop, country, rock 'n' roll, R&B, Latin, and soul. Fees: Classes are $8/person or $6/senior (ages 55 and up). Call Lori at 954-551-1354 to register.

EcoAction Workdays
Second Saturday of the month, 9 a.m.-noon. Volunteers clean up trash, plant native plants, and/or remove non-native invasive plants. Students can earn community service hours for graduation and college scholarships, and others can help improve and preserve the environment. Volunteers should dress appropriately with long sleeves, long pants, and closed-toe shoes that can get dirty. Participants should bring gloves, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and drinking water. Extra tools such as shovels, rakes, and hand pruners are welcome. You must fill out a volunteer form in order to participate. Free.

Creating Butterfly Habitats
Learn those magical secrets to move your garden from the common species of butterflies to a more diverse habitat attracting any of the 100 species known in Florida. For ages 12 and up. $5/person. Preregistration is required.

Tot Walk
Explore Secret Woods on a walk for nature-loving tots and their parents. Second Monday of the month, 10-11 a.m. For ages 2 to 4 with an adult. $5/child. Preregistration is required. 

Florida Native Plant Society Speaker Series
Enjoy learning about Florida's native plants with a different speaker each month. Second Wednesday of the month, 7-9 p.m.

Outdoor Fun
Have some fun learning outdoor skills. There will be knot tying, tent setup, and tracking fun, among other activities. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of Secret Woods volunteer group.

Nature Tots
Kids and their parents can join a Broward County Parks naturalist and learn about nature with through stories, songs, arts and crafts, and more. Fourth Thursday of the month, 10-11 a.m.

Tapestries of Nature
Tap into the beauty of Secret Woods and then make your own tapestry. For ages 7 and up with a parent or guardian. $5/child. Preregistration is required.

Jamming in the Park
Fourth Sunday of the month, 1-4 p.m. Bring your favorite instrument and join in an acoustic music jam. Free.

Krafting With Kay
Explore traditional crafts in nontraditional ways with this creative class. For ages 7 to 12 with a parent or guardian. Preregistration is required. A requested donation of $2/person benefits the Friends on Secret Woods.

Volunteers Needed!

Learn about photography, painting, recycling, plants, and nature as you volunteer to help at our special events. Hike our trails and pick up litter, plant native trees, remove exotic plants, or maintain our geocaches and letterboxes. Feeling crafty? Design and create signs, decorations, and games for our upcoming programs. Need community service hours to graduate? We'll customize a program tailored to your interests and schedule. Contact the Friends of Secret Woods at or call at 954-357-8884.