Summer 2017 Program Guide

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NATURE EDUCATION PART TWO REGISTER ONLINE: 47 Weekend Nature Curiosity Club (age 5–8) Children will embrace science and nature at the Stevens Nature Center while developing skills and knowledge to satisfy their curiosity about the natural world around them. In these introductory nature programs, they will learn about nature through hands-on explorations in the preserve along with fun activities and crafts. Fees: $8(R) $10(N) (1 class) BIRDING 101 104611 Sat Jun 24 2–4 p.m. POWERFUL POLLINATORS 104612 Sun Jul 16 2–4 p.m. SEARCHING STREAMS 104613 Sun Aug 6 2–4 p.m. CAMO CRITTERS 104614 Sat Aug 26 2–4 p.m. Eco-Explorers (age 7–10) Do you have cherished memories of exploring the woods near your childhood home? Give your child the same opportunity in a safe environment brimming with opportunities for discovery. Staff-led explorations offer your child the chance to make their own memories, while increasing knowledge about local plants and animals. Fees: $8(R) $10(N) (1 class) EXPLORATION: REPTILES 104617 Sun Jun 4 2–4 p.m. EXPLORATION: BIRDS 104618 Sat Jul 15 2–4 p.m. EXPLORATION: SWIFT CREEK 104619 Sun Jul 23 2–4 p.m. EXPLORATION: INSECTS 104620 Sun Aug 13 2–4 p.m. Kids Fun Days (age 5–8) This series explores nature's big picture with themes such as seasons, habitat, behavior, or characteristics—as compared to the Curious Creatures series, which focuses on specific animals. Children will have fun hiking, making projects, and engaging in nature activities! Fees: $12(R) $16(N) (1 class) ANIMAL ARMOR 104629 Fri Jun 16 10 a.m.–noon T1 BUGS, SNAILS, AND LIZARD TAILS 104630 Fri Jun 30 1–3 p.m. T1 BACKYARD NATURE AT MILLS PARK 104633 Fri Jul 14 10 a.m.–noon T4 THINGS WITH WINGS AT THOMAS BROOKS 104631 Thu Jul 20 10 a.m.–noon T4 H2O, AWAY WE GO! 104632 Tue Aug 15 2–4 p.m. T3 NATURE'S FAIRIES 104634 Fri Aug 25 1–3 p.m. T2 Eco-Express (age 8–12) Take the fast track to nature in these hands-on studies of nature and ecology at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve. Children will enhance their appreciation for the environment as they increase their understanding of nature through outdoor investigations, projects, and activities. Fees: $12(R) $16(N) (1 class) BEGINNING BIRDERS 104635 Mon Jun 12 1:30–3:30 p.m. T1 WET AND WILD 104636 Fri Jul 14 1–3 p.m. T4 REPTILES OF THE BLUFFS 104637 Mon Aug 21 1:30–3:30 p.m. T2 Grow green with us! Turn your yard into a Garden for Wildlife, volunteer in our community garden at Carpenter Park, and learn more about our environmental programs at

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