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Community Work Days Have Changed!

 Our community workdays have changed to the 1st and 4th Saturday of each month from 9am to noon.  
Bring your family and spend a morning helping out at ONP! A great opportunity for your student to gain his or her volunteer hours!


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And we are getting great reviews!  Check out our listing here.


Are you a kid who would like to be out-of-doors? Do you like to climb trees, play in the yard, run around? Want to learn more about the Great Outdoors, how pioneers learned about animals and wild foods to eat, how to survive in the woods, more about Florida’s wonderful world of nature? Come to ONP this summer to be a part of our Conservation Adventures Summer Camp!

Parents, if you’d like your children to join this program, but work schedules interfere, we have help for you. Starting this year ONP and After School Programs, Inc. have partnered to offer Before and After Camp Care. Drop your campers off at Oakland Avenue Charter School (OACS)  as early as 7:30 a.m. and pick them up as late as 6 p.m. Your campers will be transported to and from camp on the OACS school bus.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 2, 10am - Be Bear Aware! - Visit with ONP Staff at the Winter Garden Library on Plant Street for a hands-on Florida Black Bear education program.  See a bear pelt and skull.  Try on an actual tracking color and match your hand prints with an adult bear!

Saturday, May 2, 10am - Insect Safari  - Join ONP Entomologist Christy LeDuc as she explores the hidden world of invisible bugs!  Have you ever been bitten by a bug you couldn’t see? Think you may have bed bugs? Learn how to be your own bug detective and find these secret agent insects for yourself.  Afterwards, join Christy for an Insect Safari around the Preserve and catch some crawly critters, nets will be provided while they last!

We have many exciting events happening in the next few months.  Be sure to visit our calendar or our education page for full listings.


Help Oakland Nature Preserve when you shop on Amazon!   Next time you make a purchase on, you can also make a donation to ONP. Before you make purchases, select ONP as the charitable organization to receive donations from your eligible purchases.  Every time you make an Amazon purchase, 0.5% will automatically be donated to ONP. Go shopping and help ONP at the same time. It is that simple!

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747 Machete Trail Oakland, FL 34787 Phone (407) 905-0054