Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center August 2015 Events

kids searching for critters at Deep Creek Saturday, August 1

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: Night Sounds Have you ever spent time in the forest at night wondering what was making all of the noises around you? If so, this is the program for you. Join Kevin Dodge for an entertaining and humorous marshmallow roasting after the program.

Sunday, August 2

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, August 3

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, August 4

11 a.m.
What's That Reptile? Come to the Discovery Center to learn about the reptiles and amphibians in the Center and you may have a chance to touch these amazine 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.

Wednesday, August 5

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, August 6

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.

2 p.m.
Taste of Appalachia Stop by the Discovery Center to observe a dutch oven cooking demonstration and sampling.

Friday, August 7

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, August 8

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: Special Guest Katie Fallon Author and Rehabber Katie Fallon will be talking about her work, and new book about the misunderstood and often stereotyped Turkey Vulture. Katie will be assisted by education ambassador Lew the vulture! Program will be held downstairs in the Discovery Room.

Sunday, August 9

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, August 10

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, August 11

11 a.m.
What's That Reptile? Come to the Discovery Center to learn about the reptiles and amphibians in the Center and you may have a chance to touch these amazine 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.

Wednesday, August 12

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, August 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.

2 p.m.
Taste of Appalachia Stop by the Discovery Center to observe a dutch oven cooking demonstration and sampling.

Friday, August 14

10 a.m.
Pollinator Hotel Demonstration Join park staff as we construct a pollinator hotel in our native plant area. These encourage bees and other insects to visit the garden and use the structure to reproduce. These structurs have been proven to increase flower and vegetable production in gardens.

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, August 15

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.
Happy Birthday Smokey Bear! Join us to learn about Leave No Trace through fun activities and wish Smokey Bear a happy birthday. Remember, only you can prevent wildfires. Free marshmallow roasting after the program.

Sunday, August 16

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, August 17

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, August 18

11 a.m.
What's That Reptile? Come to the Discovery Center to learn about the reptiles and amphibians in the Center and you may have a chance to touch these amazine 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.

Wednesday, August 19

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, August 20

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.

2 p.m.
Taste of Appalachia Stop by the Discovery Center to observe a dutch oven cooking demonstration and sampling.

Friday, August 21

10 a.m.
Edible Weeds Talk and 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.

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, August 22

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.
Invasive Species Everywhere We Look Carolyn Mathews, land owner and local naturalist, has created her own top 10 invasive species of concern. In recent decades numerous species of plants and animals native to other continents have appeared in and quickly overwhelmed lands and waterways of Maryland. come out to the August 22nd campfire program to hear how these particular 10 species made her list, the problems they cause, and how to recognize them and personal awareness practices thay may help reduce the spread of these invasive species to other areas.

Sunday, August 23

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 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, August 24

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, August 25

11 a.m.
What's That Reptile? Come to the Discovery Center to learn about the reptiles and amphibians in the Center and you may have a chance to touch these amazine 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.

Wednesday, August 26

11 a.m.
Roving Naturalist Watch for the naturalist at some of our most popular spots.

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, August 27

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.

2 p.m.
Roving Naturalist Watch for the naturalist at some of our most popular spots.

Friday, August 28

8 a.m.
Birding at Sang Run Meet at the Sang Run kayak put in for some of the best birding in Garrett County. Walk through the Friend's Delight farm with Ranger Connie Skipper. Approximately 1 1/2 hours.

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, August 29

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.
Magical Monarch Butterflies Join us to learn about the Monarch Butterfly, and its incredible journey. Get an up-close view of Monarch caterpillars, and find out ways to improve Monarch habitat in your own backyard. Free marshmallow roasting after the program.

Sunday, August 30

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, August 31

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.