Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center June 2016 Events

Friday, June 3

turtle8 a.m.
Birding at Sang Run Learn tips to birding by ear and listen for distinctive songs as we stroll through Friend’s Delight. Meet at the Kayak launch. Bring binoculars and wear waterproof hiking boots. Walk is of medium difficulty and will last approx. 2 ½ hrs.

Saturday, June 4

11 a.m.
Hungry Critters Meet us inside the Discovery Center as we feed the critters! You will be given a chance to touch a live reptile or amphibian.

2 p.m.
Aviary Encounter Join us to learn some interesting facts, hear each bird’s story, and watch these amazing raptors eat!

Sunday, June 5

11 a.m.
Trackin' Through the Discovery Center Go on a self-guided tour of the Discovery Center to learn about the tracks that Garrett County wildlife leave behind.

2 p.m.
Movie Time in the Science Room: The Lorax Join us in the Science Room to watch the move The Lorax. The Lorax teaches about the importance of trees with a classic Dr. Suess twist.

Friday, June 10

8 a.m.
Birding at Sang Run Learn tips to birding by ear and listen for distinctive songs as we stroll through Friend’s Delight. Meet at the Kayak launch. Bring binoculars and wear waterproof hiking boots. Walk is of medium difficulty and will last approx. 2 ½ hrs.

Saturday, June 11

11 a.m.
Hungry Critters Meet us inside the Discovery Center as we feed the critters! You will be given a chance to touch a live reptile or amphibian.

9:30 p.m.
Astronomy Star Party with Gus Johnson Join our knowledgeable staff at the Discovery Center parking lot for a night of star gazing. Don't forget a chair and a blanket.

Sunday, June 12

11 a.m.
First Impressions Some animals are born with a bad reputation. This interactive program shows that even creepy crawlies have their own important role in nature. Great for all ages.

2 p.m.
Aviary Encounter Join us to learn some interesting facts, hear each bird’s story, and watch these amazing raptors eat!

Monday, June 13

10 a.m.
Fishing with the Naturalist Kids 7 and up join us on the shores of the Discovery Center for fishing basics. Poles, bait and tackle are provided. $4/per person, adults (16+ must have a license). Pre-registration is rquired as space is limited.

2 p.m.
Aquatic Adventures Join the Naturalist in the Discovery Room fo the Center for this exciting adventure. We will head to the docks to use aqua scopes and dip nets to catch critters and fish that call Deep Creek home.

Tuesday, June 14

Hands on Science Room will be staffed with activities for children.

2 p.m.
Butterflies and Flowers Join the naturalist for a walk around the Discovery Center grounds observing the butterflies that use our native plants. Learn the difference between native and non-native plants and their effects on our environment.

Wedneday, June 15

8 a.m.
Birding at Deep Creek You'll learn how to bird by sight and by ear as we listen for distinctive songs on a stroll through the park. Bring binoculars and meet at the Discovery Center.

2 p.m.
Buzzing Bees and Seed Balls Did you know there are more pollinators than just bees? Did you know we wouldn't have most of our crops or even tequila without these special critters? Join as we fly into fun. We will also make a special craft to take home with you and plant to help support our wandering pollinators.

Thursday, June 16

9:30 a.m.
Brant Mine Hike Take a guided hike with the Naturalist to the historic Brant Mine. The hike begins in the center in our newly-designed mine room. Once at the mine site you will see the remnants of a coal mine that was operated in the 1920’s. Plus, you never know what wildlife we will see on the way. Approx. 1 ½ hour. Moderate walking.

1 p.m.
Healthy Parks Healthy People Hike Join Ranger Matt Tillett for a 5 mile hike through the woods on Meadow Mountain to learn about the natural world around you, and get your heart pumping. Begins at the Discovery Center.

2 p.m.
Edible Weeds Talk & Stroll Join Master Gardner Jerry Knutson for a walk through the Discovery Center grounds identifying weeds for their edible value. Meet on the Discovery Center deck.

Friday, June 17

11 a.m.
Creating an Owl Join the Naturalist as we talk about the adaptations and secrets of owls. Meet one of our owls up close and then create your own. Develop nature journaling skills through observation and drawing or just come for fun.

2 p.m.
Tie Dye on the Beach Meet us at the beach to make your own tie dye shirt and create your own conservation message for your shirt. $12 per shirt.

Saturday, June 18

10:30 a.m.
Hungry Critters Meet us inside the Discovery Center as we feed the critters! You will be given a chance to touch a live reptile or amphibian.

8 p.m.
Buzzing Bees and Pollinators Campfire Come see what all the buzz is about. Have you ever wondered what the inside of a honey bee hive looks like? Or how many of the foods and drinks we consume daily are pollinated by insects? Now is your chance to find out.

Sunday, June 19

11 a.m.
First Impressions Some animals are born with a bad reputation. This interactive program shows that even creepy crawlies have their own important role in nature. Great for all ages.

2 p.m.
Aviary Encounter Join us to learn some interesting facts, hear each bird’s story, and watch these amazing raptors eat!

Monday, June 20

10 a.m.
Fishing with the Naturalist Kids 7 and up join us on the shores of the Discovery Center for fishing basics. Poles, bait and tackle are provided. $4/per person, adults (16+ must have a license). Pre-registration is rquired as space is limited.

2 p.m.
Aquatic Adventures Join the Naturalist in the Discovery Room fo the Center for this exciting adventure. We will head to the docks to use aqua scopes and dip nets to catch critters and fish that call Deep Creek home.

Tuesday, June 21

Hands on Science Room will be staffed with activities for children.

2 p.m.
Butterflies and Flowers Join the naturalist for a walk around the Discovery Center grounds observing the butterflies that use our native plants. Learn the difference between native and non-native plants and their effects on our environment.

Wedneday, June 22

8 a.m.
Birding at Deep Creek You'll learn how to bird by sight and by ear as we listen for distinctive songs on a stroll through the park. Bring binoculars and meet at the Discovery Center.

2 p.m.
Buzzing Bees and Seed Balls Did you know there are more pollinators than just bees? Did you know we wouldn't have most of our crops or even tequila without these special critters? Join as we fly into fun. We will also make a special craft to take home with you and plant to help support our wandering pollinators.

Thursday, June 23

9:30 a.m.
Brant Mine Hike Take a guided hike with the Naturalist to the historic Brant Mine. The hike begins in the center in our newly-designed mine room. Once at the mine site you will see the remnants of a coal mine that was operated in the 1920’s. Plus, you never know what wildlife we will see on the way. Approx. 1 ½ hour. Moderate walking.

1 p.m.
Healthy Parks Healthy People Hike Join Ranger Matt Tillett for a 5 mile hike through the woods on Meadow Mountain to learn abou the natural world around you, and get your heart pumping. Begins at the Discovery Center.

Friday, June 24

11 a.m.
Creating an Owl Join the Naturalist as we talk about the adaptations and secrets of owls. Meet one of our owls up close and then create your own. Develop nature journaling skills through observation and drawing or just come for fun.

2 p.m.
Tie Dye on the Beach Meet us at the beach to make your own tie dye shirt and create your own conservation message for your shirt. $12 per shirt.

Special Event June 25 and June 26

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
It's A Bug Life Weekend author Cindy Freland will read and autograph her children's books about the Chesapeakie Bay and Deep Creek lake on Saturday, 2 to 5 p.m. Books to be autographed and are available in the gift shop.

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Face painting; 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Bug crafts, book signing and bug hikes.

Saturday, June 25

2 p.m.
Little Guard For kids ages 5-12. Meet at the beach and learn the skills of a lifeguard. Kids will run a realy, practice throwing a lifesaving device, learn how to recognize a troubled swimmer and more. No swimming required.

Sunday, June 26

11 a.m.
First Impressions Some animals are born with a bad reputation. This interactive program shows that even creepy crawlies have their own important role in nature. Great for all ages.

2 p.m.
Aviary Encounter Join us to learn some interesting facts, hear each bird’s story, and watch these amazing raptors eat!

Monday, June 27

10 a.m.
Fishing with the Naturalist Kids 7 and up join us on the shores of the Discovery Center for fishing basics. Poles, bait and tackle are provided. $4/per person, adults (16+ must have a license). Pre-registration is rquired as space is limited.

2 p.m.
Aquatic Adventures Join the Naturalist in the Discovery Room fo the Center for this exciting adventure. We will head to the docks to use aqua scopes and dip nets to catch critters and fish that call Deep Creek home.

Tuesday, June 28

Hands on Science Room will be staffed with activities for children.

2 p.m.
Butterflies and Flowers Join the naturalist for a walk around the Discovery Center grounds observing the butterflies that use our native plants. Learn the difference between native and non-native plants and their effects on our environment.

Wedneday, June 29

8 a.m.
Birding at Deep Creek You'll learn how to bird by sight and by ear as we listen for distinctive songs on a stroll through the park. Bring binoculars and meet at the Discovery Center.

2 p.m.
Buzzing Bees and Seed Balls Did you know there are more pollinators than just bees? Did you know we wouldn't have most of our crops or even tequila without these special critters? Join as we fly into fun. We will also make a special craft to take home with you and plant to help support our wandering pollinators.

Thursday, June 30

9:30 a.m.
Brant Mine Hike Take a guided hike with the Naturalist to the historic Brant Mine. The hike begins in the center in our newly-designed mine room. Once at the mine site you will see the remnants of a coal mine that was operated in the 1920’s. Plus, you never know what wildlife we will see on the way. Approx. 1 ½ hour. Moderate walking.

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