Discovery Center Programs – April 2019

The Discovery Center is Free and open to the public

Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 6

11:00 a.m Brant Mine Hike - Take a guided hike with the naturalist to the historic Brant Mine to visit remnants of a coal mine that was operated in the 1920’s. Plus, you never know what wildlife we will see on the way. Approx. 2 hours. Dress for the weather!

1:00 p.m. Snakes Alive. Join the naturalist for hands on experience with our snakes. Learn why snakes are so important and maybe even overcome a fear or two.

Sunday, April 7

11:00 a.m. Herp Search Join the Naturalist Assistants to learn how to safely identify native reptiles and amphibians on a walk through park. Approx 1 hour.

2:00 p.m. Aviary Feeding Stop by during lunchtime for our birds to watch them eat! Get a chance to learn the stories of how they came to be in our care, plus facts about their species.

Saturday, April 13

11:00 a.m. Hungry Critters - Meet our animals during meal time! As they chow down, you will get the opportunity to learn about their species and their personal stories.

Mosses and ‘Manders Hike - Learn basic moss identification and search for the salamanders that call the Appalachian Plateau home. 11/2 hours. Dress for the weather!

Sunday, April 14

10:00 a.m. Birding for Beginners at Deep Creek

You’ll learn how to bird by sight and by ear as we listen for distinctive songs on a stroll through the park. Bring binoculars and meet at the Discovery Center.

2:30 p.m. Aviary Feeding Stop by during lunchtime for our birds to watch them eat! Get a chance to learn the stories of how they came to be in our care plus facts about their species.

Saturday, April 20

10:00 – 12:00 Natural Egg Dyeing Join us to dye Easter eggs using our homemade natural dyes made from ingredients like coffee and beets. Please bring six (6) hard-boiled eggs with you. Easter Bunny is on site!

Sunday, April 21

11:00 p.m Signs of Spring Hike - Join the Naturalist for a 2-mile hike searching for plants, birds and animal activity that tell us it’s Spring!

2:00 p.m. Aviary Feeding Stop by during lunchtime for our birds to watch them eat! Get a chance to learn the stories of how they came to be in our care plus facts about their species.

Saturday, April 27

11:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. p.m. Ramp Cook Off - Enter as a cook, or stop by to taste all the ways to taste ramps! Judging 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. with tasting to follow. Ramps provided to participants.

Sunday, April 28

11:00 a.m. Backyard Biology. Let us help you connect your back yard to a citizen science project. Take your appreciation of nature to the next level. Check out some cool projects we participate in like, Ebird, Project Budburst and others.

2:00 p.m. Aviary Feeding. Stop by during lunchtime for our birds to watch them eat! Get a chance to learn the stories of how they came to be in our care plus facts about their species.