Weekend Nature Programs
Join us for a series of interactive and engaging educational programs about science and nature. Programs may include a presentation, outdoor exploration on our grounds, a lively discussion and a short hike and/or a hands-on activity.
These programs are suggested for adults and families with children over the age of five unless otherwise noted.
Saturday, August 3 at 10am
Wildlife Education Center
Can you imagine carrying your house everywhere you go? Join Environmental Educators for fun morning program all about these ancient reptiles. Meet some turtles up close and learn how to tell the differences between male and female turtles and between aquatic and terrestrial turtles, about basic turtle biology, and about their unique adaptations.
Fairy Houses & Toad Abodes
Sunday, September 8 at 10am Outdoor Discovery Center
Learn about habitats while using your imagination to create homes for fairies and other whimsical creatures.
Saturday, October 5 at 10am Outdoor DISCOVERY Center
Take a closer look at these curious, legendary creatures. What do they turn into? Can they really predict the weather? Help release our caterpillars back to the field and then make a Woolly Bear craft.
Saturday, November 9 at 10am
Outdoor DISCOVERY Center
Discover how the Beaver played an important part in the colonization of North America and the early history of the United States. Take a short hike to the pond to learn more about beaver habitat and amazing their adaptations.
Sunday, November 24 at 10am Wildlife Education Center
Did you know that the turkey was once nominated to become our National Symbol? Learn about the turkey’s natural history and interesting adaptations. Make a fun turkey craft.
Nature in Winter
Saturday, December 7 at 10am
Outdoor Discovery Center
Explore the startling beauty and diversity of nature in winter. Take a hike to search for signs of animals and plants that stay green through the winter. Meet one of our local mammals and discover its strategy for surviving the winter.