Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center June 2015 Events

kids searching for critters at Deep Creek Tuesday, July 7

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, July 8

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, July 9

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.

Fire Tower - Closed today

Friday, July 10

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), Beginner Scavenger Hunt and Challenging Scavenger Hunt.

Science Room Open

Saturday, July 11

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Art in the Park!

Sunday, July 12

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Art in the Park!

Monday, July 13

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, July 14

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, July 15

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, July 16

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.

1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Fire Tower Open The fire tower will be staffed with volunteers that will assist you on climbing to the top to witness the breathtaking view (weather permitting). You'll hike to the fire tower on your own.

Friday, 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.
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 18

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.

9 p.m.
Astronomy Program at the Discovery Center Meet Gus Johnson, amateur astronomer, in the Discovery Center parking lot for an evening of watching the stars.

Sunday, July 19

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, July 20

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, July 21

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, July 21

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, July 23

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.

1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Fire Tower Open The fire tower will be staffed with volunteers that will assist you on climbing to the top to witness the breathtaking view (weather permitting). You'll hike to the fire tower on your own.

Friday, July 24

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, July 25

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.
History of Deep Creek Lake Campfire Program

Sunday, July 26

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, July 27

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, July 28

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, July 29

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, July 30

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.

1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Fire Tower Open The fire tower will be staffed with volunteers that will assist you on climbing to the top to witness the breathtaking view (weather permitting). You'll hike to the fire tower on your own.

Friday, 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.
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.