Thursday, September 1, 2011

Take a Break at the Catoctin Creek Nature Center

Ruby Throated Hummingbird at the
Nature Center

Come visit Catoctin Creek Nature Center and take a break, even the Hummingbirds stop for a minute.  During your visit stop by and grab a trail map and set out to see what the creatures of the park are up to.  For those with preschool age children looking for a fun activity there are three fabulous programs coming up within the next week.

Creek Chubs Club: 2-3 yrs, 1 day, $12
These programs are designed for little nature lovers! Your child will learn about the natural world through stories, live animals, nature walks, hands-on crafts, and games. Dress appropriately for outdoor activities.
Thursday 9/8, Tuesday 9/20, Thursday 10/6, and Tuesday 10/18. Each program runs from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Nature Explore Club:  4-6, 6 weeks, $ 40
This program has been designed to help children develop a deeper appreciation for the natural world while strengthening key observation, science, and mathematics skills. A collaborative project of the Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation, this program will help encourage participant’s enthusiasm for going outdoors to explore. They will read or listen to one of our adventure nature stories, and experience an adventure activity from our trained naturalist. Each week a different activity and adventure awaits.
Sunday, 9/11 from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm

Teddy Bear Picnic 2-5 yrs/ 1 day/ $ 12If you come out to the park today, you're in for a big surprise!  Bring a picnic lunch and blanket.  Don't forget your teddy bear!  We will read teddy bear stories and learn more about the black bears that live in Maryland.  We will sing teddy bear songs and make a teddy bear craft.  Saturday 9/10 12:00-1:00 pm

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