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Pop-Up Nature: For the Love of Lichens and Fabulous Fungi

Feb 27, 2022 1:00PM—3:00PM


Did you know that as we hike through a forest, we may see lichens and fungi on the side of trees or on fallen logs even in winter?  Together we will read a story about a very famous writer who was fascinated by fungi and lichens, called “Beatrix Potter, Scientist” Written by Lindsay H. Metcalf…

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Pop-Up Nature: Nature Signs and Clues

Jan 22, 2022 1:00PM—3:00PM


Have you ever wanted to become a detective and solve mysteries?  Visit with a naturalist to learn how you can become a nature detective.  We will show you what to look for as well as the tools that will help you to explore the natural world even in your own backyard.  Together we will read…

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Pop-Up Nature: Birding by Numbers

Dec 19, 2021 1:00PM—3:00PM

Learn what it means to be a community scientist for the birds! We will read the story “Bird Count” by Susan Edwards Richmond and illustrated by Stephanie Coleman, share a birdy craft, scavenger hunt, and tell you how you can count the birds for science through efforts such as the Christmas Bird Count, Project Feeder…

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Pop-Up Nature: A Snowflake’s Story

Nov 28, 2021 1:00PM—3:00PM

Just like people, no snowflake looks the same.  Each one is unique.   Together we learn how snowflakes are formed, about the different shapes of snowflakes come in, and how you can observe your own snowflakes up close.  Participants will also be able to make a snowflake related craft and go on their own scavenger…

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Pop-Up Nature: Growing Up Tree!

Sep 18, 2021 1:00PM—2:00PM

Did you know that the oldest living thing on planet Earth is a tree?  They are the tallest living thing too! Trees also help to make oxygen, they produce fruits and nuts creatures like to eat, and provide us with shade during the hottest time of the year. Trees are truly amazing! Join a naturalist…

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Pop-Up Nature: Wandering Wings

Aug 22, 2021 1:00PM—2:00PM

Soon many different types of birds will be making a long journey during their fall migration.  Have you ever wondered why birds migrate? We will explore the mystery of a bird’s wandering wings.  We will share the story “My Name isn’t Oof! Warren the Warbler Takes Flight” by Michael Galligan with illustrations by Jerimiah Trammell.…

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Pop-Up Nature: Marvelous Moths

Jul 10, 2021 1:00PM—2:00PM

July 17th-July 25th marks National Moth Week and we are inviting you to celebrate these amazing creatures with us. Together we will find out why moths are so marvelous! We share a story, a craft, scavenger hunt, and resources on how to participate in National Moth Week. Hopefully we can make a “Moth-er” out of…

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Pop-Up Nature: Water is Wonderful!

Apr 25, 2021 1:00PM—2:00PM

Did you know that the human body is made up of water – up to 75% water? Water is something that all living things need. Water is truly precious. Join a naturalist as they read “We Are Water Protectors”  by Carole Lindstrom and illustrated by Michaela Goade. We will share an activity guide that accompanies…

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Virtual Pop-Up Nature: Investigating Owls

Jan 16, 2021 1:00PM—2:00PM

Could there be owls in your neighborhood? Join us for a virtual experience on how to look for owls in your neighborhood.  We will share a story, a lesson on owl adaptations, scavenger hunt, craft as well as other resources to help families discover the wonderful world of owls.  Coordinator will send participants YouTube Video…

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Pop-Up Nature: Sensational Spiders

Dec 19, 2020 1:00PM


Do you remember Charlotte the Spider from “Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White?  Spiders are often portrayed as important figures in various stories and cultural myths. The Legend of Dream Catcher features a spider and its web. Tinsel, a popular holiday decoration, was created to represent a spider’s web. In one myth, Lord Spider was even…

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Hybrid Owl Prowl for Youth Groups @ Falk Park

Jan 08, 2022 5:00PM—6:00PM

Falk Park, 2013 W Rawson Ave, Oak Creek