Come join Nature Explorers (ages 4-6) for a 45 minute program featuring a story or fun topic with a related live animal ambassador, activity and craft.
Leave Me Alone! (May 16)
Reptiles have some weird ways of telling other animals to stay away. Discover who hides in a shell, flashes some spikes, or sticks out a tongue. Meet some "rude" reptile ambassadors up close.
Who Lives at the Pond? (June 20)
What are some of the plants and animals that we can find at, in and around a pond? How can they live here, but not somewhere else (like the desert or ocean)? Meet a pond ambassador and make a related craft.
Critters Up Close: Owls (July 18)
Whoooo goes there? Meet a screech owl up close and learn more about this fascinating nocturnal creature. What are some of his favorite foods and how does he get his food? Separate fact from fiction about his ability to turn his head and his wise attitude. Create your own owl.
Color Me: Red (August 15)
What items are red? What animals are red? Some animals show you red to warn, some just like to show off. Come learn which animals sport this bright color and meet a red ambassador. Make a related red craft.
A House for Hermit Crab? by Eric Carle (May 16)
Hermit Crab is in search of a new home. Come join us as we learn what kinds of homes he tries out. Does he find the perfect home?
Around the Pond: Who's Been Here? by Lindsay Barrett George (June 20)
Join us for the story of two children that explore around the pond. What clues do they find for the animals that live close to them? Meet a pond animal and learn what it does around the pond.
Owl Big Eyes: A Seneca Story retold by Vee Browne (July 18)
Listen to a Native American animal lore story and learn why owls look the way they do. Meet a special owl to learn more about owls and what they do with the special features mentioned in the story.
Anansi's Narrow Waist: An African Folk Tale retold by Len Cabral (August 15)
How did spider get such a narrow waist? Listen to this folk tale and learn how Africa's trickster character got into trouble with his waist. Meet a tarantula ambassador to see his narrow waist and learn cool facts about spiders.
July 6-10 - Animals in My Backyard: ages 6-10: 9:00am to 12:30pm
Animals in My Backyard will take a look at a variety of native animals up close with activities and live animals. We will explore outside to learn more about the natural history and habitats of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and invertebrates. Class will engage in hands on activities that focus upon these amazing creatures.
July 20-24 - Riding the Dino Train: Ages 6-10: 9:00am to 12:30pm
"Ride" the dinosaur train for adventures in various time periods. Discover different dinosaurs, reptiles and other ancient lifeforms. Learn about diets, habitats and cool facts of these prehistoric creatures and plants. Outdoor activities, games, crafts and live animals are a part of each day.
August 3-7 - Hurray for Herptiles!: Ages 6-10: 9:00am to 12:30pm
Hip,hip, hurray for reptiles and amphibians! Be a herpetologist and join us as we travel around the world in search of these cool creatures. What makes an animal a reptile or an amphibian? Outdoor activities, games, crafts and live animals are a part of each day.
For more details get their Summer 2015 catalog HERE or visit their website HERE
Maryland Animals Past to Present
(9am 11:30am) 9-12 year old
Join us as we explore Maryland’s natural history from the present to the distant past with live ‘living fossil’ animal ambassadors and plants. Outdoor explorations, activities and crafts are a part of each day.
Life in the Chesapeake Bay Area
(12:30 - 3:00pm) 5-8 year old
What life do you find in the Chesapeake Bay Area? Join us to meet a variety of live animal ambassadors as we explore different regions of our Chesapeake Bay Area. Outdoor explorations, activities, and crafts are a part of each day.
For registration visit their website HERE
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