Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center April 2017 Events

Saturday, April 8

turtle11 a.m.
First Impressions Some animals are born with a bad reputation. This interactive programs shows that even creepy crawlies have their own important role in nature. Great for all ages.

1:30 p.m.
Signs of Spring Hike Join the naturalist for a 2-mile hike searching for plants, birds and animals activity that tell us it's spring.

Sunday, April 9

11 a.m.
Snakes Alive! Learn about Maryland's snakes and meet our Discovery Center snakes up close and personal.

2 p.m.
Aviary Feeding Join us during feeding time for the birds of prey to learn about the natural history of the birds in the aviary, as well as our birds' individual stories.

Saturday, April 15

10 a.m. to Noon
Natural Egg Dyeing Join us to dye Easter eggs using our homemade natural dyes made from ingredients like coffee and beets. Please bring six hard-boiled eggs with you. Easter Bunny will be on site!

Sunday, April 16

11 a.m.
Mosses and 'Manders' Hike Learn about basic moss identification and search for the salamanders that call the Appalachian Plateau home.

2 p.m.
Aviary Feeding Join us during feeding time for the birds of prey to learn about the natural history of the birds in the aviary, as well as our birds' individual stories.

Saturday, April 22

11 a.m.
Earth Day Hike Celebrate Earth Day with a hike and learn about how you can make every day Earth Day at home. Approximately two miles with moderate terrain.

1:30 p.m.
Creating an Owl Join the naturalist as we walk about the adaptations and secrets of owls. Meet one of our owls up close and then create your own.

Sunday, April 23

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

1 p.m.
Water Quality Learn about the health of Deep Creek Lake, impacts and how to help.

Saturday, April 29

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Ramp Cook Off Enter as a cook, or stop by to taste all the ways to taste ramps! Judging 11 a.m. to Noon with tasting to follow. If you would like to pick up ramps to make your own dish, please contact the Discovery Center by April 15.

Sunday, April 30

11 a.m.
Hound Hike Bring your dog and hike the trails with our staff. This is a great way to get outside with your pets. Pets must be leashed and under control.

2 p.m.
Aviary Feeding Join us during feeding time for the birds of prey to learn about the natural history of the birds in the aviary, as well as our birds' individual stories.

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