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Daggerwing Nature Center offers fun for the whole family

Communing with nature has never been more fun and the Daggerwing Nature Center has so many opportunities for kids and their families to take advantage of the great outdoors. Daggerwing features a 3,000-square-foot exhibit hall with live animals, butterfly garden, art gallery and an elevated boardwalk with two trails. Stop along your walk at the …

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StoryWalk displays offered on nature paths at parks

For a free family friendly activity outdoors, StoryWalk in Boca Raton invites you to enjoy a book while strolling along a nature path. StoryWalks presented by  Boca Raton Public Library  features pages from a storybook displayed at different points as you wander along the route. StoryWalk displays include Pondhawk Natural Area, west of the Spanish …

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Free national park pass for 4th-graders & their families

Got a 4th-grade student in the house? If so, thanks to the Every Kid Outdoors initiative, that fourth-grader – plus everyone else in the family – can get into any U.S. National Park for FREE. You simply need to download the free pass by clicking here, print it out and show it for entry at all …

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Winter holidays events & festivals in Palm Beach county

Festive events and exciting holiday displays are featured in parks, shopping plazas and other public places. Plenty of events are free. Or relatively inexpensive. Happy Holidays! Holiday Events & Displays in Palm Beach county Winter Wonderland at The Marina Lights, snow, entertainment, activities and vendors are featured at Winter Wonderland events at Riviera Beach Marina …

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Free: Libraries loan electronics, robotics & other gear

You name it. Family-friendly fun. Yoga. Educational workshops. Tutoring. Technology & digital equipment.  Take-home tablets. Language lessons. Entertainment. It’s likely offered at a Broward library. Or,  online via the website. Most everything offered from Broward Library is free.  If you need a library card, obtain it  for free, including online versions. Read our feature, Register …

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Hayrides & outdoor family fun in Broward

Regional parks in Fort Lauderdale, Deerfield, Hollywood & others offer family-fun evening events with hayrides. The fun includes roasting S’mores around a fire. The price is $4 for ages 3 & older, with pre-registration and pre-payment required. Reserve Online or at your park. Entry into parks is usually free on weekdays, including Friday nights. On …

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Volunteer to help clean up Broward parks and beaches

Opportunities are offered for folks who want to pitch in with protecting and improving waterways, parks and other natural areas  in South Florida. Volunteers are appreciated for events that include picking up plastic litter along shorelines and reefs and enhancing landscaping in public parks.  In addition to protecting the planet,  your effort often racks up …

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Register for free library e-card for lots of online resources

Libraries offer wonderful online resources for fun, education, & entertainment. It’s perfect for remote access. If you want to download films, read e-books, learn a language, or sign up for instructive workshops, you’ll often need to type in your library number. If you need a number, Broward Library offers easy online sign-up.   Eligibility requirements …

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Free birdwatching equipment on loan from libraries

For fun, free outdoor excursions, lots of people delight in watching & identifying birds on nature walks in local parks.  If you’re interested in birdwatching, Broward Library & Broward Parks department offer resources.  Broward Library is loaning out backpacks with equipment for birdwatching. Parks naturalist Sierra Taliaferro offers some information on the activity. “All birds …

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Libraries offer drive-up & walk-up opportunities

Broward libraries offer walk-up and drive-up opportunities to allow patrons to borrow DVDs, books, video games, audio books and other eligible items without walking inside. Participating libraries include all except NSU Libruary in Davie Some of the participating libraries are Southwest Regional Library 16835 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines, FL 33331, 954-357-6580 West Regional Library 8601 …

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