Discovery Center Programs – April 2018

The Discovery Center at Deep Creek Lake State Park is Free and open to the public Friday – Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 1

11:00 a.m. First Impressions Some animals are born with a bad reputation. This interactive program shows that even creepy crawlies have their own important role in nature.

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 7

10:00 a.m. Brant Mine Hike Take a guided hike with the naturalist to the historic Brant Mine. The hike begins in the center in our newly-designed mine room. Once at the mine site you will see the 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. Creating an Owl Join the Naturalist as we talk about the adaptations and secrets of owls. Meet one of our owls up close and then create your own. Develop nature journaling skills through observation and drawing or just come for fun.

 

Sunday, April 8

11:00 a.m. While you Were Sleeping What happens in the environment around us as we go to sleep for the night? Join the naturalist to learn about things that go bump in the night and that wander past a trail camera!

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 14

11:00 a.m. Hungry Critters Watch the animals that call the Discovery Center home during mealtime as they chow down. You will get the opportunity to learn about their species and their personal stories.

1:00 p.m 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 15

11:00 a.m. Birding for Beginners Walk Join us for a walk through the park to listen and look for the birds that call Deep Creek Lake State Park home.

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 21

10:00 a.m. Earth Day Science Room Fun - Stop by to celebrate Earth Day with us and learn ways that you can help Mother Nature in your everyday life. Program will include hands on activities, and is great for all ages!

1:00 p.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.

 

Sunday, April 22

10:00 a.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 28

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Ramp Cook Off Enter as a cook, or stop by to taste all the ways to use ramps! Judging will take place from 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. with tasting to follow. Ramps provided to participants who would like to make a dish.

Call the Discovery Center for more information. 301-387-7067

 

Sunday, April 29

11:00 a.m. First Impressions Some animals are born with a bad reputation. This interactive program shows that even creepy crawlies have their own important role in nature.

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.