Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center June 2015 Events

kids searching for critters at Deep Creek Tuesday, June 2

All Day Scavenger Hunts at the Discovery Center. Choices available are Trackin’ Through the Discovery Center (all about animal tracks), Life in a Cave (critters you might see in a cave show up using a black light), Beginner Scavenger Hunt and Challenging Scavenger Hunt.

Wednesday, June 3

All Day Scavenger Hunts at the Discovery Center. Choices available are Trackin’ Through the Discovery Center (all about animal tracks), Life in a Cave (critters you might see in a cave show up using a black light), Beginner Scavenger Hunt and Challenging Scavenger Hunt.

Thursday, June 4

All Day Scavenger Hunts at the Discovery Center. Choices available are Trackin’ Through the Discovery Center (all about animal tracks), Life in a Cave (critters you might see in a cave show up using a black light), Beginner Scavenger Hunt and Challenging Scavenger Hunt.

Friday, June 5

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 approximately 2 1/2 hours.

Noon
Edible Weeds 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.

Saturday, June 6

11 a.m.
Hungry Critters Meet the naturalists 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 Come to the aviary to get up close and personal with our birds of prey. Learn some interesting facts and watch them eat! Bring a camera because they will be perched for a great photo opportunity!

Sunday, June 7

11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Movie Time! Watch Dr. Suess' The Lorax and/or The Gruffalo in the Discovery Room.

All Day Scavenger Hunts at the Discovery Center. Choices available are Trackin’ Through the Discovery Center (all about animal tracks), Life in a Cave (critters you might see in a cave show up using a black light), Beginner Scavenger Hunt and Challenging Scavenger Hunt.

Monday, June 8

Trackin' Through the Discovery Center A self-guided scavenger hunt where you search the Discovery Center for distinctive shapes of animal tracks.

Tuesday, June 9

All Day Scavenger Hunts at the Discovery Center. Choices available are Trackin’ Through the Discovery Center (all about animal tracks), Life in a Cave (critters you might see in a cave show up using a black light), Beginner Scavenger Hunt and Challenging Scavenger Hunt.

Wednesday, June 10

All Day Scavenger Hunts at the Discovery Center. Choices available are Trackin’ Through the Discovery Center (all about animal tracks), Life in a Cave (critters you might see in a cave show up using a black light), Beginner Scavenger Hunt and Challenging Scavenger Hunt.

Thursday, June 11

All Day Scavenger Hunts at the Discovery Center. Choices available are Trackin’ Through the Discovery Center (all about animal tracks), Life in a Cave (critters you might see in a cave show up using a black light), Beginner Scavenger Hunt and Challenging Scavenger Hunt.

Friday, June 12

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 approximately 2 1/2 hours.

8 p.m.
History of Deep Creek Lake with Ed King Sponsored by the Deep Creek Lake Property Owners Association, Ed King will discuss the construction of the hydro-electric facility, early camps and boats on the lake, as well as influential founders of Deep Creek Lake. Approximately 1 hour.

Saturday, June 13

10 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. You never know what wildlife we will see on the way. Approximately 1 1/2 hour with moderate walking.

8 p.m.
Campfire Program, Secrets of Garrett County Wildlife Past and Present Join us at the amphitheater to meet some of our resident critters both scaly and feathered. Marshmallows and more!

Sunday, June 14

10 a.m.
Canoe Trip Join the naturalist for a guided tour of Meadow Mountain Cove. Learn about the plant and animal life of Garrett County's wetlands. Basic canoeing skills will be covered. $10/adult; $5/child ages 12 and under. Must pre-register as space is limited. Meet at the Discovery Center. Trips lasts 2 hours.

All Day Scavenger Hunts at the Discovery Center. Choices available are Trackin’ Through the Discovery Center (all about animal tracks), Life in a Cave (critters you might see in a cave show up using a black light), Beginner Scavenger Hunt and Challenging Scavenger Hunt.

Monday, June 15

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

2 p.m.
Scavenger Hunts at the Discovery Center. Choices available are Trackin’ Through the Discovery Center (all about animal tracks), Life in a Cave (critters you might see in a cave show up using a black light), Beginner Scavenger Hunt and Challenging Scavenger Hunt.

Tuesday, June 16

11 a.m.
What's That Reptile! Come to the Discovery Center to learn about the reptiles and amphibians in the Center, and have a chance to touch these amazing cold-blooded creatues. Approximately 1 hour.

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 the environment. Approximately 1 hour.

Wednesday, June 17

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

2 p.m.
Buzz into Pollination Bzzzz, bzzzz, come see what all the buzz is about! 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 as we fly into the fun. Kids can also make a special seed craft to take home.

Thursday, June 18

10 a.m.
Brant Mine HikeTake 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. You never know what wildlife we will see on the way. Approximately 1 1/2 hour with moderate walking.

1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Fire Tower Open The fire tower will be staffed with volunteers that will assist you on climbing to the top to witness the breathtaking view (weather permitting). You will hike to the fire tower on your own.

Friday, 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.
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 20

11 a.m.
Hungry Critters Meet us inside the Discovery Center as we feed the critters.

9 p.m.
Astronomy program at the Discovery Center Meet Gus Johnson, amateur astronomer in the Discovery Center parking lot for an evening of stargazing.

Sunday, June 21

11 a.m.
Aquatic Adventures Join the naturalist in the Discovery Room of the Center for this exciting adventure. We will head to the docks to check our underwater camera, use aqua scopes and dip nets to catch critters and fish that call Deep Creek home.

2 p.m.
Aviary Encounter Come to the aviary to get up close and personal with our birds of prey. Learn some interesting facts and watch them eat! Bring a camera because they will be perched for a great photo opportunity!

Monday, June 22

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

2 p.m.
Scavenger Hunts at the Discovery Center. Choices available are Trackin’ Through the Discovery Center (all about animal tracks), Life in a Cave (critters you might see in a cave show up using a black light), Beginner Scavenger Hunt and Challenging Scavenger Hunt.

Tuesday, June 23

11 a.m.
What's That Reptile! Come to the Discovery Center to learn about the reptiles and amphibians in the Center, and have a chance to touch these amazing cold-blooded creatues. Approximately 1 hour.

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 the environment. Approximately 1 hour.

Wednesday, June 24

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

2 p.m.
Buzz into Pollination Bzzzz, bzzzz, come see what all the buzz is about! 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 as we fly into the fun. Kids can also make a special seed craft to take home.

Thursday, June 25

10 a.m.
Brant Mine HikeTake 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. You never know what wildlife we will see on the way. Approximately 1 1/2 hour with moderate walking.

1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Fire Tower Open The fire tower will be staffed with volunteers that will assist you on climbing to the top to witness the breathtaking view (weather permitting). You will hike to the fire tower on your own.

2 p.m.
Junior Rangers This is a six week, patch earning program for children 7-13 years of age. Pre-registration is required. Participants will be educated on a variety of topics through fun, hands-on learning methods. Please give us a call for more information. Space is limited.

Friday, June 26

10 a.m.
Edible Weeds 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.

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 27

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.

11 a.m.
Little Guard at the Beach For kids ages 5-7. Meet at the beach and learn the skills of a lifeguard. Kids will run a relay, practice throwing a lifesaving device, learn how to recognize a troubled swimming and more. No swimming is required.

8 p.m.
Campfire Program: Secrets of Garrett County Wildlife Past and PrsentJoin us at the amphitheater to meet some of our resident critters both scaly and feathered. Marshmallows and more!

Sunday, June 28

11 a.m.
Aquatic AdventuresJoin the naturalist in the Discovery Room of the Center for this exciting adventure! We will head to the docks to check our underwater camera, use aqua scopes and dip nets to catch critters and fish that call Deep Creek home.

2 p.m.
Aviary Encounter Come to the aviary to get up close and personal with our birds of prey. Learn some interesting facts and watch them eat! Bring a camera because they will be perched for a great photo opportunity.

Monday, June 29

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

2 p.m.
Scavenger Hunts at the Discovery Center. Choices available are Trackin’ Through the Discovery Center (all about animal tracks), Life in a Cave (critters you might see in a cave show up using a black light), Beginner Scavenger Hunt and Challenging Scavenger Hunt.

Tuesday, June 30

11 a.m.
What's That Reptile Come to the Discovery Center to learn about the reptiles and amphibians in the Center, and have a chance to touch these amazing cold-blooded creatures. Approximately 1 hour.

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 the environment. Approximately 1 hour.