Featured Adventures

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Welcome to our Environmental Education Featured Adventures Section.  We hope you find something you will enjoy…

Discovery Center Scavenger Hunt, Dec. 13th
Many animals rely on a food cache to survive the winter on Mill Mountain. The only challenge is that they have to remember where they hid the cache! Join in for this family-oriented nature program where parent-child teams follow clues to find the Discovery Center’s own caches filled with prizes. Warm up afterwards with hot chocolate.

Date: Dec. 13th, 3-4:30pm
Registration Fee: $6
Last Day to Register: Dec. 10th
Register: Here 

Edible Ornaments for Wildlife,  Dec. 19th
These are not your typical ornaments! When you have finished your creations, you will take them home to decorate your outside trees. But, the fun doesn’t stop there, enjoy watching the wildlife as they eat up your yummy ornaments. Also, lean about ways to make your holiday greener?.

Date: Dec. 19th, 6-7pm
Registration Fee: $6
Last Day to Register: Dec. 16th
Register: Here 

Winter Survival Class, Dec. 20th
What would you do if you were lost in the woods during the winter time? Come learn new skills as we learn what it takes to survive during Virginia’s winter.

Date: Dec. 20th, 10-11:30am
Registration Fee: $6
Last Day to Register: Dec. 17th
Register: Here 

Family Hike and Hot Cocoa, Jan. 17thMillMountainTollBridge
Come join us at the Discovery Center and take in the winter scenery on a 1.5 mile hike on Mill Mountain. Warm up afterwards as we all enjoy a delicious cup of hot cocoa!

Date: Jan. 17th, 2-3:30pm
Registration Fee: $6
Last Day to Register: Jan. 14th
Register: Here

Natural Beauty Facial (Adult), Jan. 30th
By using all natural materials we will create and use a facial scrub, an herbal facial steam and finish with a natural cool down. We will also learn to create other all natural beauty products. You will have a relaxing and calming time while learning how to create your own products at home. Join us to unwind after a busy holiday season.

Date: Jan. 30th, 6-7pm
Registration Fee: $8
Last Day to Register: Jan. 21th
Register: Here

Natural Beauty Facial (ages 10-16), Jan. 31st
By using all natural materials we will create and use a facial scrub, an herbal facial steam and finish with a natural cool down. We will also learn to create other all natural beauty products. You will have a relaxing and calming time while learning how to create your own products at home. Join us to unwind after a busy holiday season.

Date: Jan. 31st, 10-11am
Registration Fee: $8
Last Day to Register: Jan. 21th
Register: Here

Maple Tapping
Come and learn how to identify maple trees and take part in the age-old tradition of tapping trees and collecting sap. End the program with a delicious maple syrup snack. This program requires the ability to hike about 1 mile on and off trail.
Registration Fee: $6

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Feb. 14th, 10-11:30am……….Register Here
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Feb. 21st, 10-11:30am………..Register Here
Feb. 21st, 1-2:30pm…………..Register Here