Nature Programs

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A Firefly Evening, July 31st
Why would an insect have a blinking light? Learn about bioluminescence and the life cycle of fireflies. Find out some tips on the best places and times to find them. Decorate your own ?Firefly Catch-and-Release Jar?. Then go firefly hunting with us in the park.

Date: July 31st, 8pm-9:30pm
Price: $6
Last Day to Register: July 27th
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 Litter Critters, August 1stCAMP 5
Litter happens. Did you know that animals recycle too? Explore the many ways that animals use man-made litter to build their homes and how that can sometimes be harmful. We?ll learn what we can do to help.

Date: August 1st, 10am-11:30am
Price: $6
Last Day to Register: July 29th
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Survival of the Fittest, August 1st
Test out your physical skills to see how you would compare to local wildlife. We will measure things like how far and high you can jump, how fast you can run, and how long you can hold your breath to see how you stack up in the animal world. Be prepared to get physical.

Date: August 1st, 4pm-5:30pm
Price: $6
Last Day to Register: July 29th
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Build a Better Fly Trap, August 8th
Challenge yourself to design and build a new way to trap pesky flies. First, we will need to learn a little about the lifecycle and behavior of flies. Then we will create fly traps that will catch the flies so you can release them outside. Materials will be provided for you to test your creativity and present your design to the group.

Date: August 8th, 10am-11:30am
Price: $6
Last Day to Register: August 5th
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Night Sounds, August 14thIMG_0880
While many people come to Mill Mountain to escape the sounds of the city below, have you ever realized how loud it actually is on the mountain at night? On this naturalist-led walk you will learn about the animals that are active once the sun goes down as we listen and try to identify the many different sounds of the night.

Date: August 14th, 8pm-9:30pm
Price: $6
Last Day to Register: August 10th
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Hooray for Hummingbirds, August 15th
Have you ever spotted a hummingbird in your yard? Find out about the amazing feats these tiny birds can perform in order to feed, fly and survive. Make and decorate your own hummingbird feeder.

Date: August 15th, 10am-12pm
Price: $6
Last Day to Register: August 12th
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Family Nature Games, August 20th
Bring your family to the mountain for a fun-filled morning of nature games. You will play interactive games with your children that will teach them to appreciate our natural environment. Only one parent needs to register for all immediate family members.IMG_0923

Date: August 20th, 6pm-7:30pm
Price: $9
Last Day to Register: August 12th
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Terrific Trees, August 22nd
Join us in discovering how trees are important to us and to our environment. Then go on a walk and identify the trees that call Mill Mountain home. Also, make a tree craft to take with you.

Date: August 22nd, 10am-11:30am
Price: $6
Last Day to Register: August 19th
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Ants – Working for a Living, August 29th
Enter the fascinating world of the ant colony, a place where everyone has a special job and the work never ends. We will get up close to discover the behavior of ants, and experiment with the kinds of food that attract them.

Date: August 22nd, 10am-11:30am
Price: $6
Last Day to Register: August 26th
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