Summer 2017 Events Calendar (618 KB PDF)


THE HUMAN ANIMAL -CAMP LIFE – AUGUST 20 -$65 (MEMBERS $50) 8:00 am – 2:00 pm- 6 participants – Adults Only PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED Its time to make camp a cozy place to come home to. We will locate, dig and process clay for making usable pottery. We will make spoons as well as other useful camp items.
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VULTURE DAY – September 3 ~ 2:00 – 3:00 pm -NO FEE Information, games, activities for all. A short hike to search for some of these misunderstood creatures.

MOONLIGHT WALK – September 6 ~ 9:00 pm -NO FEE Join us as we travel the trails in moonlight.

TEACHER NATURALIST TRAINING – SEPTEMBER 5, 6, 7, Rain Date 8 & September 19, 20, 21 Rain Date 22 -NO FEE Join us to learn our programs and the fun of teaching outdoors.
Prerequisites: a love of nature, the enjoyment of teaching children and being outdoors.
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BABES IN THE WOODS – SEPTEMBER 6, 13, 20, 27 Rain Date . 4 – 10:10-11:00 AM $40 (members $30) Ages 9 months – 2 years Class size 5 babes
Awaken the senses of your babe with a great outdoor experience. These nature awareness classes focus on age appropriate walks. Experience the wonders of Peace Valley Nature Center.
Prerequisites: a love of nature, the enjoyment of teaching children and being outdoors.
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KIT CREW – SEPTEMBER 6. 13. 29. 27 Rain Date October 4 – $55 (members $45) Ages 2 – 3 years, siblings under 2 no fee Venture outdoors or a discovery walk. Search for animals’ homes. Who lives in the tall tall grass. Includes a snack, story and age appropriate take home craft.
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GOSLING GANG – SEPTEMBER 6. 13. 29. 27 Rain Date October 4 – $55 (members $45) Ages 4 – 6 years, a A story, snack and walk on the wild side.We will investigate the world of insects spiders and such, trees and their leaves. Many discoveries for you and your Gosling.
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THE HUMAN ANIMAL – THE TRACKER – SEPTEMBER 12 -$65 (MEMBERS $50) – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm 6 participants – Adults Only PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED Prepare for the upcoming hunting and trapping season by learning to decode the mysterious art of tracking. Learn about local animals and how to read the landscape.
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Naturalist Foray: Stream Search – September 10 – 2:00 pm NO FEE
Join us on a search in the stream to discover what critters reside there. Wear shoe that can get wet, no flip flops.

Naturalist Foray: Bountiful Bugs – September 17 – 2:00 pm NO FEE
We shall gather our bug boxes and go on a quest for insects and their relatives.

Naturalist Foray: HERPS – Reptiles and Amphibians – September 24 – 2:00 pm NO FEE
Woods, pond, stream lakes-let’s go see what herps are out and about!

Naturalist Foray: Seed Packages – October 1 – 2:00 pm NO FEE
What happened to those beautiful flowers? Let’s go check out the bunt and diversity of seeds.

MOONLIGHT WALK – October 5 ~ 6:30 pm -NO FEE HARVEST MOON one of the spectacular moons of the year-bright & beautiful. Cloudy or rainy weather cancels the walk.

Naturalist Foray: Clues & Critters – October 8 – 2:00 pm NO FEE
Join us as we travel through various habitats seeking clues as to who or what was there.

Naturalist Foray: BIRDS OF AUTUMN – October 15 – 2:00 pm NO FEE
Bring your binoculars (or borrow ours) to search for birds migrating through our area, as well as our year-round residents.

SPIDER’S TEA PARTY – October 21 – 1:30 pm NO FEE
Bring along your favorite stuffed pal and join Mrs. Spider for tea (juice) and crumpets (snack food). Listen to some creepy stories and then we shall journey outside to search for some real spiders and their insect relatives.

CAPTURE THAT CRITTER: A PHOTO NATURE HIKE – October 21 – 2:00 pm $6 (members $3) PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED
Join nature photographer & educator Barbara Burdack as she leads an informative and instructional hike through our diverse habitats. Teaching tips and photography techniques along the way.
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Naturalist Foray: LEAF PEEPING & TREE HUNT – October 22 – 2:00 pm NO FEE
Check out the spectacular leaf color show. Identify some of the trees at the nature center.

THE HUMAN ANIMAL – THE HUMAN SQUIRREL ~ OCTOBER 15 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM -$65 (MEMBERS $50) – 6 participants – Adults Only PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED
Preparation for winter food storage, constructing a temporary shelter capable of keeping ourselves warm and safe.
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GAGGLES OF GHOSTS & GHOULS – OCTOBER 27 6:30-8:30 PM $6 (MEMBERS $3)
Travel our trails in the company of our educators meeting some somewhat creepy “creatures” that will expose some of the myths concerning the nature of cats, rats, bats, snakes, specters and more.
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Naturalist Foray: WHAT CREEPS YOU OUT? – October 29 – 2:00 pm NO FEE
Discover the purpose of some of the least loved critters that live in our communities.

TOO GOOD TO TOSS SALE – October 28 November 5 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ah, the treasures await your discovery! Just a lot of stuff that may be just what you are looking for. Great Bargains!

MOONLIGHT WALK – November 2 ~ 6:30 pm -NO FEE – Donations Greatly Appreciated!
BEAVER MOON while the water still flows the traps are set for beaver. Their coats are now thick. Soon the water will freeze and they will stay underwater.

THE HUMAN ANIMAL – THE NAKED HUMAN ~ NOVEMBER 5 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM -$65 (MEMBERS $50) – 6 participants – Adults Only PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED
For our species to survive in colder regions, we needed to invent clothing. During this workshop we will work together to turn a raw deer skin into a functional piece of material known as buckskin. We will also be learning how to use hides for various purposes such as cord making, buckets and cooking utensils.
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NATIONAL TAKE A HIKE DAY – November 17 ~ 1:30 pm -NO FEE
Hike with us on some of the least utilized trails at the nature center. Uneven terrain, where sturdy boots/shoes. Dress for the weather.