Discovery Center Programs – April 2017

The Discovery Center is Free and open to the public

Friday – Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Friday, May 5 - BIRDFEST WEEKEND!!

Bird walks and hikes throughout the weekend. Contact the Discovery Center to sign up for trips. Preregistration for trips is required!

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Arts Eye View on Birds Opening Reception This art show will feature two-dimensional artwork with a focus on birds. Stop by for the opening reception for refreshments and to meet the artists.

 

Saturday, May 6

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Bird Crafts and Activities Stop by the Discovery Center to enjoy our bird-themed weekend. We will have take home crafts as well as beginner bird identification on the front deck. Don’t forget to buy a handmade birdfeeder for your property to support the Deep Creek Lake State Park Volunteers!

2:00 p.m. Feathers in Focus The Aviary Photo Shoot will feature the birds of prey from the Aviary perched in natural settings. Stop by to meet the birds and learn their stories.

$5 entry fee for photographers proceed the aviary and care of our birds.

 

Sunday, May 7

11:00 a.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.

2:00 p.m. Aviary Encounter Join us to learn some interesting facts, hear each bird’s story, and watch these amazing raptors eat!

 

Friday, May 12

8:00 a.m. Birding at Sang Run Learn tips to birding by ear and listen for distinctive songs as we stroll through Friend’s Delight. Meet at the kayak launch. Bring binoculars and wear waterproof hiking boots. Walk is medium difficulty and will last approx. 2.5 hours.

 

Saturday, May 13

11:00 a.m. Meet the Owls Join the Naturalist for an up-close look at the three species of owls that live in our Aviary and learn about what makes them the ultimate predators!

1:30 p.m. Mosses & “Manders” Hike Learn about basic moss identification and search for the salamanders that call the Appalachian Plateau home.

 

Sunday, May 14

11:00 a.m. Snakes Alive! Learn about Maryland’s snakes and meet our Discovery Center snakes up close and personal.

2:00 p.m. Aviary Encounter Join us to learn some interesting facts, hear each bird’s story, and watch these amazing raptors eat!

 

Friday, May 19

8:00 a.m. Birding at Sang Run Learn tips to birding by ear and listen for distinctive songs as we stroll through Friend’s Delight. Meet at the kayak launch. Bring binoculars and wear waterproof hiking boots. Walk is medium difficulty and will last approx. 2.5 hours.

 

Saturday, May 20

11:00 a.m. Spring Wildflower Hike Take a hike with the Naturalist in search of native wildflowers.

1:30 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.

 

Sunday, May 21

11:00 a.m. Go Native! Take a walking tour of the Discovery Center’s grounds to learn about native plant species and conservation landscaping tips you can use at home.

2:00 p.m. Aviary Encounter Join us to learn some interesting facts, hear each bird’s story, and watch these amazing raptors eat!

 

Wednesday, May 24

Discovery Center Open for the Season!

Seven days a week 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Thursday, May 25

8:00 a.m. Birding at Sang Run Learn tips to birding by ear and listen for distinctive songs as we stroll through Friend’s Delight. Meet at the kayak launch. Bring binoculars and wear waterproof hiking boots. Walk is medium difficulty and will last approx. 2.5 hours.

 

Friday, May 26

11:00 a.m. Buzz into Pollination Come see what all the buzz is about! Did you know there are more pollinators than just bees? We wouldn’t have most of our crops or even tequila without these special critters. Stop by to learn more and take a pollinator friendly project home with you.

2:00 p.m. Hungry Critters Stop by to meet the animals that call the Discovery Center home, and get a chance to watch the animals eat while learning about each one.


Saturday, May 27

11:00 a.m. Spring Wildflower Hike Take a hike with the Naturalist in search of native wildflowers.

8:00 p.m. Scales & Tales Campfire Join the Naturalist to meet a few of our resident animals. Hear their stories, learn cool facts and bring a camera to capture the moment. Afterwards we will have free marshmallows for roasting! Meet at the campground amphitheater.


Sunday, May 28

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. Great for all ages!

2:00 p.m. Aviary Encounter Join us to learn some interesting facts, hear each bird’s story, and watch these amazing raptors eat!

 

Monday, May 29

11:00 a.m. Go Native! Take a walking tour of the Discovery Center’s grounds to learn about native plant species and conservation landscaping tips you can use at home.

2:00 p.m. Aviary Encounter Join us to learn some interesting facts, hear each bird’s story, and watch these amazing raptors eat!