A boardwalk over the swamp leading to the Green Cay Nature Center.
Green Cay Nature Center is hosting its “Animal Keeper For a Day” program on Oct. 14. Participants will experience an animal keeper’s life while working with animal care staff and volunteers.
What: Animal Keeper For a Day
When: Oct. 14 at 9:30 a.m.
Where: Green Cay Nature Center
Address: 12800 Hagen Ranch Road, west of Boynton Beach
Who: Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department
Green Cay Nature Center has a wide range of animals, including bobcats, rabbits, frogs, lizards and turtles. Some of these animals will be found at “Animal Keeper For a Day” while more can be discovered on nature walks.
The site that became Green Cay Nature Center was used for agriculture, and much of it had been drained and altered. The county embarked on a wetland restoration project to return the land to its natural state.
The Green Cay Nature Center opened to the public in 2004. It is designed to provide environmental education, promote conservation and offer recreational opportunities.
One of the center’s main features is the raised boardwalk that allows visitors to explore the restored wetlands without disturbing the ecosystem.