Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center October 2014 Events

kids searching for critters at Deep Creek Saturday, Ocrober 4

8 a.m.
Birding at Sang Run. You’ll 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 1.5 to 2 hours.

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Pumpkin Painting or Carving. Visit the pumpkin patch to choose the perfect pumpkin to paint or carve. You can then take it home with you. Friend’s Store at Sang Run. Free, but donations to the volunteer group are accepted.

10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Hayrides. Join the naturalist on a short hayride around the farm field. Rides approximately every hour. Friend’s Store at Sang Run. Free.

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Children’s Crafts & Activities.Scarecrow making, tin punching, burlap sack races, corn hole games and more. Friend’s Store at Sang Run. Free

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Pottery demonstration and sales, apple cider pressing and tasting, candle dipping, basket weaving demonstration and Dutch oven cooking.

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Snakes Give Me a Freak Out book signing and selling by author Deborah Wagner-Brenneman or illustrator Elizabeth Friend.

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Live Music, quilt square display, vendors and more.

All Day Scavenger Hunts at the Discovery Center.

Sunday, October 5

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

Saturday, October 11

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.
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.

Sunday, October 12

11:00 a.m.
Fall Creations. Join us to make your very own unique fall craft while learning some cool facts along the way!

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!

Saturday, October 18

11 a.m.
Trackin’ through the Discovery Center! (Self Guided) Go on a self-guided hunt around the Discovery Center looking for the tracks of animals that call Garrett County home. Free.

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Bird Photography at the Aviary. Meet at the Aviary where birds will be perched in a natural setting for photographing. $10.00 per person - to benefit the aviary. Bystanders welcome.

Sunday, October 19

11 a.m.
Fall Creations. Join us to make your very own unique fall craft while learning some cool facts along the way!

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!

Saturday, October 25

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! We will also be making our own bird feeder so you can watch the birds at your 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.

Sunday, October 26

11 a.m.
Fall Creations Join us to make your very own unique fall craft while learning some cool facts along the way!

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!