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Watkins Nature Center Classes and Activities

Friday, September 05, 2014 - Friday, September 05, 2014
Watkins Nature Center
Campfires
Description:Enjoy nature tales and roasted marshmallows. Bring hot dogs if you like. Patrons will be notified of weather-related cancellations.
SMARTlink #: 1502718


Thursday, September 11, 2014 - Thursday, December 11, 2014
Watkins Nature Center
Science: Home-School, Nature Friends
Description:A home-school science club where children will experience nature through multimedia presentations, discussion, stories, hikes, and/or hands-on activities. Each class focuses on a different nature theme. Class meets once a month for 4 months.
SMARTlink #: 1514067


Friday, September 12, 2014 - Friday, September 12, 2014
Watkins Nature Center
Small Fry
Description:Stories, games, and crafts for little ones.
SMARTlink #: 1502767


Saturday, September 13, 2014 - Saturday, September 13, 2014
Watkins Nature Center
Cub Scout Badge Workshop
Description:A naturalist will lead this Cub Scout badge achievement workshop.
SMARTlink #: 1502817


Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Watkins Nature Center
Science: Home-School, Nature Explorers
Description:A home-school science club where children will experience nature through multimedia presentations, discussion, stories, hikes, and/or hands-on activities. Each class focuses on a different nature theme. Class meets once a month for 4 months.
SMARTlink #: 1514167


Thursday, September 18, 2014 - Thursday, December 11, 2014
Watkins Nature Center
Science: Home-School, Nature Rangers
Description:A home-school science club where children will learn about nature through multimedia presentations, discussion, stories, hikes, and/or hands-on activities. Each class focuses on a different nature theme. Class meets once a month for 4 months.
SMARTlink #: 1514117


Friday, September 19, 2014 - Friday, September 19, 2014
Watkins Nature Center
Night Hike: Bats
Description:Join a naturalist for a night all about bats. Learn about different native bat species, their habits and habitats, and go on a night hike to look for bats.
SMARTlink #: 1502867


Saturday, September 20, 2014 - Saturday, September 20, 2014
Watkins Nature Center
Nature Crafts: Mixed Ages
Description:Participants will enjoy hands-on nature craft activities.
SMARTlink #: 1502868


Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Watkins Nature Center
Nature Hike: Seniors
Description:Join a naturalist on a hike looking for wildlife and local plant life. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.
SMARTlink #: 1502668


Thursday, September 25, 2014 - Thursday, September 25, 2014
Watkins Nature Center
Nature Hike: Home-School
Description:Join a Park Naturalist and hike for fitness and fun. Start out with stretches and then hike throughout the park, learning about nature and animals as we go. We will focus on a different theme each hike. Please bring a refillable water bottle, binoculars, a small backpack, and comfortable shoes. Dress for the weather.
SMARTlink #: 1503017


Friday, September 26, 2014 - Friday, September 26, 2014
Watkins Nature Center
Puppet Shows
Description:Enjoy seasonal-themed puppet shows.
SMARTlink #: 1503020


Saturday, September 27, 2014 - Saturday, September 27, 2014
Watkins Nature Center
Creature Feature: All About Reptiles
Description:Meet and learn about the center's live reptiles.
SMARTlink #: 1502467


Friday, October 03, 2014 - Friday, October 03, 2014
Watkins Nature Center
Campfires
Description:Enjoy nature tales and roasted marshmallows. Bring hot dogs if you like. Patrons will be notified of weather-related cancellations.
SMARTlink #: 1502719


Saturday, October 04, 2014 - Saturday, October 04, 2014
Watkins Nature Center
Family Discovery Hike
Description:Take a hike! Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.
SMARTlink #: 1502667


Friday, October 10, 2014 - Friday, October 10, 2014
Watkins Nature Center
Small Fry
Description:Stories, games, and crafts for little ones.
SMARTlink #: 1502768


Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Watkins Nature Center
Birding: Cumberland Valley
Description:Join a naturalist for a trip to Waggoner's Gap to watch the hawk migration. Located on the north side of the Cumberland Valley, this area has been used for hawk watching and counting for many years. No refunds unless trip is cancelled, or unless spot is resold. The trip coordinator must approve and process all refunds. Trips depend on sufficient registration; specific registration deadlines may apply.
SMARTlink #: 1502568


Friday, October 17, 2014 - Friday, October 17, 2014
Watkins Nature Center
Puppet Shows
Description:Enjoy seasonal-themed puppet shows.
SMARTlink #: 1503021


Thursday, October 23, 2014 - Thursday, October 23, 2014
Watkins Nature Center
Nature Hike: Home-School
Description:Join a Park Naturalist and hike for fitness and fun. Start out with stretches and then hike throughout the park, learning about nature and animals as we go. We will focus on a different theme each hike. Please bring a refillable water bottle, binoculars, a small backpack, and comfortable shoes. Dress for the weather.
SMARTlink #: 1503018


Saturday, October 25, 2014 - Saturday, October 25, 2014
Watkins Nature Center
Live Animal Show
Description:Meet the nature center's live animals including reptiles, amphibians, and birds of prey.
SMARTlink #: 1502617


Sunday, October 26, 2014 - Sunday, October 26, 2014
Watkins Nature Center
Nature Crafts: Mixed Ages
Description:Participants will enjoy hands-on nature craft activities.
SMARTlink #: 1502869


Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Watkins Nature Center
Nature Hike: Seniors
Description:Join a naturalist on a hike looking for wildlife and local plant life. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.
SMARTlink #: 1502669


Saturday, November 01, 2014 - Saturday, November 01, 2014
Watkins Nature Center
Fall Colors Hike
Description:Take a hike with a park naturalist and learn to identify trees. Stop by the exhibit hall and see live animals and birds of prey.
SMARTlink #: 1502567


Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Watkins Nature Center
Live Animal Show
Description:Meet the nature center's live animals including reptiles, amphibians, and birds of prey.
SMARTlink #: 1502618


Thursday, November 13, 2014 - Thursday, November 13, 2014
Watkins Nature Center
Nature Hike: Home-School
Description:Join a Park Naturalist and hike for fitness and fun. Start out with stretches and then hike throughout the park, learning about nature and animals as we go. We will focus on a different theme each hike. Please bring a refillable water bottle, binoculars, a small backpack, and comfortable shoes. Dress for the weather.
SMARTlink #: 1503019


Friday, November 14, 2014 - Friday, November 14, 2014
Watkins Nature Center
Small Fry
Description:Stories, games, and crafts for little ones.
SMARTlink #: 1502769


Saturday, November 15, 2014 - Saturday, November 15, 2014
Watkins Nature Center
Nature Crafts: Mixed Ages
Description:Participants will enjoy hands-on nature craft activities.
SMARTlink #: 1502870


Saturday, November 22, 2014 - Saturday, November 22, 2014
Watkins Nature Center
Cub Scout Badge Workshop
Description:A naturalist will lead this Cub Scout badge achievement workshop.
SMARTlink #: 1502818


Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Watkins Nature Center
Nature Hike: Seniors
Description:Join a naturalist on a hike looking for wildlife and local plant life. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.
SMARTlink #: 1502717


Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Watkins Nature Center
Creature Feature: All About Raptors
Description:Meet and learn about raptors, including hawks and owls.
SMARTlink #: 1502517


Saturday, November 29, 2014 - Saturday, November 29, 2014
Watkins Nature Center
Live Animal Show
Description:Meet the nature center's live animals including reptiles, amphibians, and birds of prey.
SMARTlink #: 1502619


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