Spring Programming at Maplewood Nature Center

SPRING NATURE CENTER PROGRAMS
To register for a Maplewood Nature Center program, click on the Register Online button below or visit www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com.  You may also call 651.249.2170 and pay by cash or check.
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SNAKES ALIVE  (All Ages)
AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER
SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 1:30PM – 2:30PM
Meet a live western hognose snake, boa constrictor, egg-eating snake, and lots of other visiting snakes from ‘Snake Discovery’! You’ll get to see them up close, touch, hold, and even feed some of the program snakes! Snakes play an important role in the ecosystem; discover how to help them, so they can help us.
FEE: $5.00/PERSON.  Register by March 2
 
SAP INTO SYRUP FAMILY EVENT (Families with kids ages 6+)   
AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER
SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2:00PM – 3:30PM
Carry the sap from roots to buds on our ‘maple tree’.  Get acquainted with the tools and equipment and help tap a real tree.  Do a taste test to compare maple sap, imitation, and real maple syrup.
FEE: $5.00/CHILD.  Register by March 16.
 
NATURE FAMILY FUN WITH ECFE   (For children birth – 5 years, before kindergarten)
10:00AM – 11:30AM
MARCH 25 – Maple Sap Into Syrup
APRIL 22 – Honk and Quack Parade
Make nature discoveries, get resources to explore & protect your world together, and meet new friends!  This class is offered at the Maplewood Nature Center in collaboration with Early Childhood and Family Education staff.  Parents stay with their child(ren) during the entire class.
FEE: $5.00/CHILD PER SESSION.  To register, call 651.748.7280 ot www.isd622.org/ecfe
IT’S THE BOMB (Adults & Children ages 8+ with adult)
AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER
SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2:00PM – 3:45PM
Make and take a scented bath bomb using simple, environmentally friendly ingredients.  Add a few dried flower petals for some extra pizazz!  Bring home two bombs (one for you and one for a gift), a recipe, handouts and plastic mold.  Wear old clothes (we will use food coloring), bring an ice cream bucket or large bowl, large stirring spoon and a Ziploc bag to transport your creations home.
FEE: $6.00/PERSON.  Register by March 29.
 
BIRDS AND BLOOMS OF FISH CREEK (Adults & Children ages 10+ with adult)
AT FISH CREEK
(meet at Oakwood Church parking lot, 1388 Point Douglas Road South, St. Paul 55119)
FRIDAY, MAY 12, 6:30PM – 7:45PM
Walk the secret and marvelous canyon of fish creek to search for woodland wildflowers. It will be interesting to see what’s blooming after buckthorn removal!  We’ll look and listen for colorful bird migrants on their way to their northern nesting sites.  Bring binoculars and hiking sticks, or borrow from the nature center.  The trail is narrow and uneven, wear sturdy shoes and long pants. 
FEE: $5.00/PERSON.  Register by May 10.

 

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