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Pop-Up Nature: Pollinator Power

Jun 08, 2024 1:00PM—3:00PM

Join us as we celebrate nature’s superheroes, the pollinators, during National Pollinator Week.  Together we will find out what pollination is, how pollination happens, and what the superhero duties of a pollinator are.We will read the story “Flower Talk: How Plants Use Color to Communicate,” written by Sara Levine and illustrated by Masha D’yans. We…

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Pop-Up Nature: Investigating Owls

Jan 07, 2024 1:00PM—3:00PM

Could there be owls in your neighborhood? We will share a story, a lesson on owl adaptations, a scavenger hunt, crafts, and resources to help families discover the wonderful world of owls. We will even share some tips on how to look for owls near you. Recommended for ages 5 and older $5 parking fee…

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Pop-up Nature- Cool Cranes

Nov 26, 2023 1:00PM—3:00PM

Join us as we look to the skies to say farewell to our friends the Sandhill Cranes as they journey South for the winter. We will how to dance like a crane, make a cool crane puppet and go on an exploratory hike to try to spy cranes. Recommended for children 5 and older $5…

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Pop-Up Nature- Sleeping Bears and Camouflaged Hares

Dec 30, 2023 1:00PM—3:00PM

Families will get to enjoy a story about a bear at rest in Karma Wilson’s story, Bear Snores On. We will learn about how animals live through the winter. Participants will create a paper plate cave for the story’s animals and go on a scavenger hunt to search for signs of animals that are out…

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Pop-Up Nature: Mysterious Monarchs

Sep 03, 2023 1:00PM—3:00PM

It is that time again for the magical and mysterious migration of the monarch butterfly.  We will be sharing the story that highlights the migration of the monarch butterfly.  We will also share a craft, a self guided scavenger hunt, and provide a demonstration of monarch tagging. Recommended for children 5 years and older $5…

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Pop-Up Nature: Charmed by Hummingbirds

Aug 12, 2023 1:00PM—3:00PM

Did you know that a group of hummingbirds is called a “charm” or that a hummingbird can flap its wings up to 200 flaps per second?  Join us as we enter the fascinating world of hummingbirds.  Families can enjoy a story about a hummingbird on migration, make a craft, and go on a self-guided scavenger…

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Pop-Up Nature: Blooming Prairies

Jul 09, 2023 1:00PM—3:00PM

Get outside to enjoy all the sights and sounds our prairie has to offer. Together we will learn about the importance of prairies and who lives there through a story, hands on activities, scavenger hunt, and a prairie related craft. Recommended for ages 5 and older $5 parking fee applies to non-members

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Pop-Up Nature: Bodacious Bumblebees

Jun 17, 2023 1:00PM—3:00PM

Buzz on by to discover the “other” bee of Wehr Nature Center, the bumblebee! Families will learn how to identify a bumblebee vs. a honeybee, listen to a story about bumblebees, make a bumblebee craft, and go on a scavenger hunt to look for bumblebees.  Recommended for ages 5 and older $5 parking fee applies…

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Pop-Up Nature: Eggcellent Eggs

Apr 15, 2023 1:00PM—3:00PM

We’ll explore the different animal babies that start out as eggs. Families will participate in an interactive story, have a chance to make an egg-related craft, and go on a self-guided scavenger hunt. Recommended for ages 5 and older $5 parking fee applies to non-members

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Pop-up Nature: To the Moon and Back

Feb 05, 2023 1:00PM—3:00PM

In honor of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11th, we will be sharing Katherine Johnson’s story of success and how her amazing math skills put an astronaut on the moon. Recommended for ages 5 and older. $5 parking fee applies to non-members.

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Past | Archive

Hike for Health

Apr 10, 2024 10:30AM—11:30AM

Eclipse Day

Apr 08, 2024 12:30PM—3:30PM

Flow Yoga

Apr 06, 2024 9:00AM—10:00AM