Hours: Wednesdays 12:00 - 4:00, Fridays 12:00 - 2:00

After School Programs

Fall/Winter 2017

Our after school programs are always interesting and seek to connect kids with the amazing natural world around them. Please register early, programs fill quickly!

Check back with us soon, we're still planning our Fall programs.

Netting the Shoreline

September 27, 3:30p-4:30p

We will enjoy one of the last few days of warm weather and take the nets down to the shore. Let’s learn a little about what makes an oyster different from a clam, and which animal eats what in the food chain. We will be attempting to identify the species we retrieve, and take a closer look before releasing them back to the water.

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Observing Nature Through Sketching & Painting

October 11, 3:30p-4:30p

Let’s learn the art of observation with Artist and Naturalist Tricia Cassady. This is a great way to introduce the students to the world of journaling. We will make a small sketch book and then go outside to learn different ways to observe and draw from nature.

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Nature Scavenger Hunt

October 18, 3:30p-4:30p

Let’s see what we can find in our travels and bring our treasures back to the museum to take a close look. We will dissect non-living items and investigate them with the use of microscopes and magnifiers.

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Crops & Soils

October 25, 3:30p-4:30p

Now that we’re in the middle of harvest time let’s take a look at what is needed in our soils and environment to make for a successful harvest with Maggie Payne of USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service.

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Animal Adaptations

November 8, 3:30p-4:30p

Why does a catfish have “whiskers”? Why is one fish camouflaged and another brightly colored? We will be looking at animal adaptations and designing our own animal.

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Bees & Beekeeping

November 15, 3:30p-4:30p

Kitty DeGroot will be sharing her knowledge of bees and the very important role they play in our day-to-day lives. There may be an observation hive but it will be totally enclosed. No escapees, we promise!

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Annual Nature Craft Party

December 13, 3:30p-4:30p

Have some fun crafting with friends using natural and recycled materials for holiday gift giving. As always, light refreshments will be served.

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