Nature Programs

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Nature Discovery Games, April 25th

Explore and learn about the world around through games and group activities. Learn about plants, animals, and ecosystems around Mill Mountain.

Date: April 25th, 10-11:30am
Price: $6
Last Day to Register: April 22nd
Register: Here

Bees Matter, May 2nd
Did you know that honeybees dance? Find out honeybee behavior, why honeybees are important and what you can plant in your yard to help them. Also, experience the taste of raw honey.IMG_0095

Date: May 2nd, 10-11:30am
Price: $6
Last Day to Register: April 26th
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Reptiles and Amphibians of Virginia, May 2nd
Virginia is home to a large number of reptiles and amphibians. Come learn all about the different types of cold-blooded creatures in our area as we search for tadpoles, meet our resident snakes up-close and in person, as well as make a slithering craft to take home.

Date: May 2nd, 2-4pm
Price: $6
Last Day to Register: April 29th
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Using your Senses to Discover Nature, May 9th
Discover the world through your 5 senses; touch, hearing, smell, taste, and sight. You will, see nature in new and exciting ways as you focus intensely on new perceptions.

Date: May 9nd, 10-11:30am
Price: $6
Last Day to Register: May 6th
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Salamander Surprise, May 16th
Did you know that the Appalachian/Blue Ridge region is home to more species of lungless salamanders than anywhere else in the world? Come to this program to learn more about these interesting little creatures. Make a salamander craft to take home.

Date: May 16th, 10-11:30am
Price: $6
Last Day to Register: May 13th
Register: Here

DIY: Terrarims, May 16th
Learn to build your own self-supporting, enclosed ecological system. Learn about the subtle factors that impact soil quality, moisture, bacteria, and plant growth. Take home a beautiful miniature garden. This program is for adults or families with children ages 4+.

Date: May 16th, 2-4pm
Price: $25
Last Day to Register: May 9th
Register: Here

Wildflower Walk, May 17thActive Andy
Join us on the mountain in search of nature’s most colorful plants. We will walk through the garden in search of flowers while learning their life cycles and how to identify them. What better way to spend a beautiful spring morning then in search of spring’s beauties?

Date: May 17th, 2-4pm
Price: $6
Last Day to Register: May 13th
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Batty About Bats, May 29th
Can you imagine using sound to find your food? Learn about little brown bats, what disease is hurting them, and how we can help them. Then go in search for the bats that call Mill Mountain home.

Date: May 29th, 7:30-9pm
Price: $6
Last Day to Register: May 23rd
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The Roanoke “Big Trees” Tour, May 30thTreesl
Join us for this guided van trip as we visit various locations around the city to see trees that have been selected for special recognition including 2 State Champions and one National Co-Champion. You’ll ride in comfort and enjoy a stop along the way for a local bakery treat.

Date: May 30th, 2-4pm
Price: $6
Last Day to Register: May 27th
Register: Here