Events

Nature Explorers: Wild Thing Series

Saturday at 10:15-11:00 at Chesapeake Arts Center

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. Sign up for one session or all  3 sessions. Cost $15/person/program

Animal Helpers: Wildlife Rehabilitators by Jennifer Keats Curtis (April 16th)

Who wants to be an animal helper? We can all help. Meet an animal ambassador or two that has friends like you to thank. Find out a bit of what a wildlife rehabber does and how you can help. Make a related craft. Class Code: ANI 105

Armored Animals  (May 21st)

How do animals protect themselves? What is armor? How do some animals get armor? How do they use armor? Meet a couple armored ambassadors and find out how they protect themselves. Make a related craft. Class Code: ANI 106

Animal Dads by Sneed B. Collard III (June 18th)

Are the jobs of animal dads all the same?  What do some dads do that are outstanding? Babysitting for 9 weeks straight, giving baths, keeping the young safe, finding food and more. Does your dad do any of these parenting skills? Meet an animal ambassador dad. Make a related craft for Father’s Day.

 Around the Pond: Who’s Been Here by Lindsay Barrett George (July 16th)

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.  Make a related craft.

Forest Bright Forest Night by Jennifer Ward (Aug 20th)

Who is asleep during the day and who is awake?  And who is asleep during the night and who is awake? Join us as we explore through the book to see when the animals are active and then asleep.  Meet a diurnal (daytime) ambassador and a nocturnal (nighttime) ambassador. Make a related craft to take home.

 

My Parent and Me Series:  Animals in Literature

Saturday at 11:15-Noon at Chesapeake Arts Center

Come join My Parent and Me (ages 2-3) for a 45 minute program featuring a story with a related live animal ambassador, activity and craft. Sign up for one session or all 3 sessions. Cost $15/person/program

Turtles by Melvin and Gilda Berger (April 16th)

Meet 2 live turtles and compare their shell shape and habitat needs. What do they do in the spring after waking up from a long winter's sleep? Design a turtle craft to take home. Class code: ANI 101

A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle (May 21st)

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? Meet a Hermit Crab ambassador and learn more about these interesting animals. Make a related craft to take home. Class code: ANI 102

Bug Safari by Bob Barner (June 18th)

Join us as we journey with a young explorer on a bug safari.  What wondrous creatures does he find? Meet insect ambassadors and make a related craft to take home..

Mouse Count by Ellen Stoll Walsh (July 16th)

1, 2, 3…How many mice does snake find to put in the jar?  How do the mice make their escape?  Join us and ambassador rat to find out. Make your own mouse figure and through dramatic play count the mice as they are put in the jar and then as they escape.

Forest Bright Forest Night by Jennifer Ward (Aug 20th)

Who is asleep during the day and who is awake?  And who is asleep during the night and who is awake? Join us as we explore through the book to see when the animals are active and then asleep.  Meet a diurnal (daytime) ambassador and a nocturnal (nighttime) ambassador. Make a related craft to take home.


Backyard Naturalist Series (ages 12-adult)

Come join us for this series to test your knowledge and gain more of what is happening in your backyard. Cost: $25/person

Saturday  1:00-2:30pm at Chesapeake Arts Center

Frogs and Toads of MD (April 16th)

Wonder what frogs and toads visit your backyard?  Slide show with native frog and toad calls to introduce you to common individuals. Class includes “guest appearances” by live amphibian ambassadors!  Each individual is invited to make and take a toad house or a tree frog refuge for your yard.   ART107


Turtle Identification (June 18th)

Wonder what turtles are in Maryland?  Maybe more than you think. Test your detective skills with live turtles and identification materials and figure out which is which with several of our turtle ambassadors. Learn about some of the natural history and dangers of our native turtles.  Handouts available. Optional: Make your own turtle.


Snakes of MD (August 20th)

Wonder what frogs and toads visit your backyard?  Slide show with native frog and toad calls to introduce you to common individuals. Class includes “guest appearances” by live amphibian ambassadors!  Each individual is invited to make and take a toad house or a tree frog refuge for your yard. Handouts available. Optional: Design your own snake.


North American Skull Identification (October 15th)

Wonder what skulls belong to which animal?  Test your detective skulls against some skulls (both real and models) of North American animals. Class includes “guest appearances” by live animal ambassadors! 


Tracks and Scat January 2017

Wonder who made those tracks in your yard or left you scat calling cards? Test your observational skills of matching tracks and scat to animals.  Class includes real and model scat.  Observe some live ambassadors making tracks for you.


Family Series

Make Nature Ornament (December 2016)

For more info about the programs: call (301-860-1306) or email us here at EON (EchoesOfNature@gmail.com).

For Registration: visit www.chesapeakearts.org or 410-636-6597

Class Address:
194 Hammonds Lane
Brooklyn Park, MD 21225

 



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