Discovery Center Programs – September 2018

The Discovery Center is Free and open to the public

Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday September 1

10:00 a.m. Monarch Tagging

Join us at the Monarch tank to learn about these amazing little creatures, and get hands on experience tagging them for their migration south to Mexico.

2:00 p.m. Beckman’s Trail Hike

Learn about the flora and fauna of the park during this this approx 2 mile guided hike. Great for all ages.

8:00 p.m. Scales & Tales Campfire

Meet at the campground amphitheater to meet the animals that call the Discovery Center and our Aviary home. After learning the stories of these animal ambassadors, stick around to end the program with a roasted marshmallow!

 

Sunday September 2

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 September 3

1:00 p.m. Monarch Tagging

Join us at the Monarch tank to learn about these amazing little creatures, and get hands on experience tagging them for their migration south to Mexico.

 

Friday September 7

All Day

Hands on Science Room Open and Scavenger Hunts Available

 

Saturday September 8

10:00 a.m. Fishing with the Naturalist

Kids 7 and up join us on the shores of the Discovery Center for fishing basics. Poles, bait, and tackle are provided. $4/person, adults (16+ must have a license). Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

2:00 p.m. Hungry Critters

Meet us inside the Discovery Center as we feed the critters! You will be given a chance to touch a live reptile or amphibian!

 

Sunday September 9

11:00 a.m. Monarch Tagging

Join us at the Monarch tank to learn about these amazing little creatures, and get hands on experience tagging them for their migration south to Mexico.

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 September 14

All Day

Hands on Science Room Open and Scavenger Hunts Available

 

Saturday September 15

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 find out, and learn about things that go bump in the night. Hands on, and great for all ages!

2:00 p.m. Buzz into Pollination

Bzzzzz, Bzzzz, come see what all the buzz is about! Did you know there are more pollinators than just bees? Did you know we wouldn’t have most of our crops or even tequila without these special critters? Join as we fly into the fun! We will even have a sample of a sweet treat we can thank a pollinator for.


Sunday September 16

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!

 

Friday September 21

All Day

Hands on Science Room Open and Scavenger Hunts Available

 

Saturday September 22

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. 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. 1 3/4 hour. Moderate walking.

 

Sunday September 23

11:00 a.m. Monarch Tagging

Join us at the Monarch tank to learn about these amazing little creatures, and get hands on experience tagging them for their migration south to Mexico.

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 September 28

All Day

Hands on Science Room Open and Scavenger Hunts Available

 

Saturday September 29

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Fallfest at Sang Run State Park