Archive for December, 2016

Earthworm Dissection – Good for Home School Students taking biology

[ February 6, 2017; 1:00 pm; ] Metea County Park

February 6, Monday 1:00 PM – 3:00PM

Join Grumpy for a session with an earthworm.  We will observe a living earthworm and then dissect a preserved one.  The earthworm is the simplest animal that we will observe, but the most difficult to dissect. Dissecting skills should be gained during this dissection, however, if a [...]

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Cross Country Ski Clinic

[ February 4, 2017; 10:00 am; ] Metea County Park Nature Center

February 4, Saturday  10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Learn how equipment works, waxing vs. no-wax, purchasing, ski prep and maintenance, how to dress and receive basic instruction and practice on technique, weather permitting.  Leave phone number and shoe size when registering in order to reserve equipment.

Cost: $8.00 includes one hour rental or [...]

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Groundhog Day

[ February 2, 2017; 5:00 pm; ] Metea County Park Nature Center

February 2, Thursday  5:00 PM

As the weather continues cold, we all wonder when spring warmth will be arriving.  One of our native animals has a reputation for being able to tell when – the groundhog.  We are going to encourage him with a little celebration held in his honor.  Learn about [...]

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World Wetlands Day Walk

[ February 2, 2017; 10:00 am; ] Fox Island County Park

February 2, Thursday  10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Commemorate World Wetlands Day with a walk to Fox Island’s vernal pools, swamps and marshes.  Celebrate the benefits of these special habitats for plants, wildlife and people.

Cost: $2.00 admission or free with annual pass

Pre-register by: 1/27  Min:5    Max: 20

To register or for more information: Email  [...]

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Scrapbooking/Craft Nights

[ January 20, 2017; 6:00 pm; February 17, 2017; 6:00 pm; March 3, 2017; 6:00 pm; ] Fox Island County Park

January 20, February 17, March 3, Fridays  6:00 PM – Midnight

Holiday pictures are beckoning!  Join Naturalist, Natalie Haley, in scrapbooking memories to last a lifetime.   We provide hot tea and cocoa to ward off the chill.  Pizza can be ordered for an additional $5.00.  Everyone usually brings an optional snack to share [...]

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Family Mystery Mornings at Metea – NEW!!

[ January 11, 2017; 10:00 am; February 8, 2017; 10:00 am; March 8, 2017; 10:00 am; ] Metea County Park  

January 11, February 8, March 8, Wednesdays

10:00AM-11:00AM

These once-per-month family nature programs are designed for families of all ages, sizes and abilities.  Children two and under (who are free) must be able to maintain a certain degree of quiet during the programs.  Note that families are welcome to stay in the park as [...]

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