Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center June 2016 Events

Saturday, July 9

turtle10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Art in the Park Original artwork and fine crafts including jewelry, photography, pottery, baskets, painting and more by regional artisan vendors. Food, nature programs, silent auction and artisan vendors.

Sunday, July 10

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Art in the Park Original artwork and fine crafts including jewelry, photography, pottery, baskets, painting and more by regional artisan vendors. Food, nature programs, silent auction and artisan vendors.

Monday, July 11

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.

Tuesday, July 12

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.

Wednesday, July 13

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, July 14

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.

10 a.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.

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Smokey Bear Smokey will be at the Discovery Center. Stop by for a photo and to meet this important bear.

Friday, July 15

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, July 16

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.

Watch for the Scales and Tales naturalist at the beach in the afternoon.

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.

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

Sunday, July 17

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, July 18

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, July 19

10 a.m.
What's That Reptile? Come to the Discovery Center to learn about the reptiles and emphibians in the center and you may have a chance to touch these amazing cold-blooded creatures.

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.

Wednesday, July 20

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, July 21

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. - 3 p.m.
Smokey Bear Smokey will be at the Discovery Center. Stop by for a photo and to meet this important bear.

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, July 22

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, July 23

2 p.m.
Edible Wild Plants Join master gardner Jerry Knutson and Chris Hull for a walk at Friends Store, located at Sang Run. Contact the Discovery Center for additional information and directions.

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.

Watch for the Scales and Tales naturalist on the beach in the afternoon.

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.

8 p.m.
All About Black Bears Campfire with the wildlife biologist Clarissa Harris. Black bears have become the icon of Western Maryland and Deep Creek Lake State Park. Learn about the secrets of Garrett County black bears.

Sunday, July 24

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, July 25

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, July 26

10 a.m.
What's That Reptile? Come to the Discovery Center to learn about the reptiles and emphibians in the center and you may have a chance to touch these amazing cold-blooded creatures.

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.

Wednesday, July 27

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, July 28

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.

10 a.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.

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Smokey Bear Smokey will be at the Discovery Center. Stop by for a photo and to meet this important bear.

Friday, July 29

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, July 30

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.

Watch for the Scales and Tales naturalist at the beach in the afternoon.

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.

8 p.m.
Old Fashioned Campfire with Ranger Carolyn Mathews Campfires have been one of the main stay programs for the Maryland Park Service for decades. Join us for a fun evening of strumming, singing and stories around the campfire. The campfire wouldn't be complete without roasting marshmallows at the end.

Sunday, July 31

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!