Events 

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Wednesday

April 20, 2022

7PM - 8PM

Moccasin Lake Nature Park

Virtual

Sandhill Cranes

Come and learn about Florida Sandhill Crane populations, their life cycles and their sensitive habitats. Florida Sandhill Cranes easily meet the criteria for a threatened species. Their population has declined 37.5% since 1997 and 2-3 times more managed land is needed, primarily in Central Florida in order to meet guideline goals of increasing the population by 10%. It all starts with us, so please come and join us to discuss this well-loved species. Click here to reserve your seat now!

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Sunday

June 5, 2022

10AM - 4PM

Moccasin Lake Nature Park

World Environment Day

The human mind knows no boundaries. But our planet does.

There is #OnlyOneEarth and protecting it is a global challenge and responsibility.

We have less than ten years to make real change, so we need to scale up our action for the planet.

We have the solutions, knowledge and technology to limit climate change and avoid ecological collapse.

#OnlyOneEarth

Click here to register!

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Saturday

December 10, 2022

10AM - 4PM

Moccasin Lake Nature Park

Owlidays Celebration

A celebration of winter holidays and exploration into their relationships to the ecosystems, birds, and other animals in the area, involving educational content for ages 3+ and games! Photo ops, goody bags and souvenirs, educational resources will be present. There will be a presentation on the Nature of Owls at 11 in the classroom, and this program will also be available online. Click here to register ahead of time (walk ins are always happily accepted) to ensure your spot!

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Wednesday

May 11, 2022

7PM - 8PM

Moccasin Lake Nature Park

Virtual

Falcon Fascination

This program is a journey through time representing man's long term relationship with Peregrine Falcons. The importance of coastal areas, climate, water, bird friendly communities and migratory stop overs is discussed. Peregrine falcons are extreme predators that ended up on the endangered species list. The program features live falcons. Moccasin Lake Raptor Sanctuary in Clearwater serves as a sanctuary to these educational ambassadors. Click here to register!

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Wednesday

May 11, 2022

7PM - 8PM

Moccasin Lake Nature Park

Virtual

National American Eagle Day Celebration

The Bald Eagle, the national bird of the United States of America, has faced challenges in the past caused by humans and environmental changes. We will learn about these challenges, how they overcame them, and how we can continue to support these beautiful birds so they can thrive in the wild. Click here to register!

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Sunday

January 1, 2023

5PM - 8PM

Moccasin Lake Nature Park

Tampa Bay Raptor Rescue New Year's Dinner Party

Join us to celebrate the new year and for a look ahead at what our organization is planning, as well as to celebrate what we accomplished in 2022! Reservation is required, and this is a paid event. Click here to reserve your spot. Stay tuned for more information!

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Sunday

May 15, 2022

10AM - 4PM

Moccasin Lake Nature Park

World Migratory Bird Day

Migrating species have been hit hard in recent decades by changes in their stop over points reducing the food and energy they are able to absorb, as well as by issues causing them to migrate at the wrong times to the wrong places, especially times and places that are not conducive to their survival and thriving in the wild. Join us to learn about these challenges and what we can do to help, as well as appreciating these migratory species and the impressive journeys they take. Click here to register!

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Sunday

October 30, 2022

12PM - 5PM

Moccasin Lake Nature Park

Owloween

Celebrate Halloween with us with a flair on owls! Learn all about the owls that live with us at the park, as well as those in the wild and how we affect their ability to thrive!

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Sunday

February 12, 2023

10AM - 3PM

Moccasin Lake Nature Park

SuperbOwl

A punny day where we celebrate birds of prey and involve the Superbowl and its teams in our celebration! Join us to increase the donations in your team's bucket- and to raise money to feed the birds that live here! Don't worry- the event ends with plenty of time to get back home in time to catch the game!

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