Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center December 2014 Events

kids searching for critters at Deep Creek Friday, December 5

All Day Scavenger Hunts at the Discovery Center. Choices avaiable are Trackin' Through the Discovery Center (all about animal tracks), Life in a Cave (critters you might see in a cave show u p using a black light), Fall Scavenger Hunt, Beginner Scavenger Hunt and Challening Scavenger Hunt.

Saturday, December 6

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Holiday Open House Create holiday ornaments from natural materials, take a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy refreshments.

Sunday, December 7

11 a.m.
Pine Cone Bird Feeder Making. Join the Naturalist as we watch the bird feeder to spot our flying friends eating a snack! You will also make your own bird feeder so you can watch the birds at home!

2 p.m.
Aviary Feeding! Come to the aviary to get up close and personal with our birds of prey. Learn some interesting facts and watch them eat!

Friday, December 12

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), Fall Scavenger Hunt, Beginner Scavenger Hunt and Challenging Scavenger Hunt.

Saturday, December 13

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.
Pine Cone Bird Feeder Making. Join the Naturalist as we watch the bird feeder to spot our flying friends eating a snack! You will also make your own bird feeder so you can watch the birds at home!

Sunday, December 14

All Day Ornament Making Create holiday ornaments from natural materials.

2 p.m.
Aviary Feeding! Come to the aviary to get up close and personal with our birds of prey. Learn some interesting facts and watch them eat!

Friday, December 19

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), Fall Scavenger Hunt, Beginner Scavenger Hunt and Challenging Scavenger Hunt.

Saturday, December 20

11 a.m.
Critter Encounter! 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.
Lake Fish Creations! Join us in the Discovery Room as we color or paint a native fish species to take home.!

Sunday, December 21

All Day Ornament Making Create holiday ornaments from natural materials.

2 p.m.
Aviary Feeding! Come to the aviary to get up close and personal with our birds of prey. Learn some interesting facts and watch them eat!

Friday, December 26

11 a.m.
Winter Wonderland! Dress warmly as wel take a brief look at the winter wonderland outside the Discovery Center. We will catch snowflakes to examine them and then make our own snowflake creations.

2 p.m.
Lake Fish Creations! Join us in the Discovery Room as we color or paint a native fish species to take home.!

Saturday, December 27

10:30 a.m.
“Snakes Give Me a Freak Out!” Local author Deborah Wagner-Brenneman and illustrator Elizabeth Friend will be signing and selling their new children’s book “Snakes Give Me a Freak Out.” We will also have a live snake on display and a slithery craft!

2 p.m.
Aviary Feeding! Come to the aviary to get up close and personal with our birds of prey. Learn some interesting facts and watch them eat!

Sunday, December 28

11 a.m.
Pine Cone Bird Feeder Making Join the Naturalist as we watch the bird feeder to spot our flying friends eating a snack! You will also make your own bird feeder so you can watch the birds at home!

2 p.m.
Critter Encounter! Meet us inside the Discovery Center as we feed the critters! You will be given a chance to touch a live reptile or amphibian.

Monday, December 29

11 a.m.
Creativity, Recycling and Crafts! Meet us in the Discovery Room to learn some facts about recycling and how to keep our earth Green. We will use recycled material to make a beautiful and unique craft. Great for all ages.

2 p.m.
Aviary Feeding! Come to the aviary to get up close and personal with our birds of prey. Learn some interesting facts and watch them eat!

Tuesday, December 30

11 a.m.
Winter Wonderland! Dress warmly as wel take a brief look at the winter wonderland outside the Discovery Center. We will catch snowflakes to examine them and then make our own snowflake creations.

2 p.m.
New Year's Eve Craft Join us in the Discovery Room to create a unique craft to take home.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

10 a.m.
First Day Hike Join naturalist's Sam Dixon and Alana Morgan as we "Hike the Discovery Center." Tour our displays, discover fossils on our building, tracks in our walls, tour the indoor mine, meet animals up close, venture outside to our aviary. If the weather permits, we will talk to the beach and back discovering the uniqueness of nature in winter. Return to the Center for hot chocolate.

All Day Scavenger Hunts at the Discovery Center. Choices avaiable are Trackin' Through the Discovery Center (all about animal tracks), Life in a Cave (critters you might see in a cave show u p using a black light), Fall Scavenger Hunt, Beginner Scavenger Hunt and Challening Scavenger Hunt.