Archive for December, 2016

Energy 3 – Organic Compounds Good for Homeschool Students

[ March 27, 2017; 1:00 pm; ] Metea County Park Nature Center

March 27, Monday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Part 3 of the chemistry series.  A detailed study of the chemistry of  organic compounds.  Carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids.

Cost: $5.00 students  $2.00 adults

Pre-register by: 3/20  Min. 5  Max.  15

To register or for more information: Email: : rdivelbiss at allencountyparks.org  Call: 449-3778 Ron [...]

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Skunk Cabbage Hike

[ March 26, 2017; 1:30 pm; ] Metea County Park Nature Center

March 26, Sunday  1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Learn about one of the most unusual plants in our

parks and hike to see them growing in the wild.

Cost: $ 2.00  Free to park pass holders

Pre-register by:3/19  Min: NA  Max. 25

To register or for more information: Email: jormiston at allencountyparks.org  Call: 449-3180  Jeff [...]

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Energy 2 – Photosynthesis – Cellular Respiration Good for Homeschool Students

[ March 20, 2017; 1:00 pm; ] Metea County Park Nature Center

March 20, Monday  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Part 2 of the chemistry series.  A detailed study of the chemistry of  energy. Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration.

Cost: $5.00 students  $2.00 adults

Pre-register by: 3/13  Min. 5  Max.  15

To register or for more information: Email: : rdivelbiss at allencountyparks.org  Call: 449-3778 Ron Divelbiss

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Night Hike – Metea North

[ March 16, 2017; 8:00 pm; ] Metea County Park North on Hursh Road

March 16, Thursday 8:00 PM

Spring is only a few days away!  We’ll be listening for frog calls and owls defending their nesting territories, and looking for the first signs of a returning spring.  Be prepared for wet and muddy trails.

Cost: $2.00

Pre-register by: 3/12  Min: 5   Max. 35

To register or [...]

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Preschool Discovery Hour – Squirrels

[ March 14, 2017; 1:00 pm; ] Fox Island County Park 

March 14, Tuesday 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

The Fox Squirrel is not the only kind that lives at Fox Island.  We’ll explore Chipmunks, Red and Flying Squirrels, too.  We will go outside to look for signs of them before finishing up with a snack.

Cost: $3.00/Child        $2.00/adult

Pre-register by: 3/9  Min:5    Max: 20

To [...]

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[ March 13, 2017; 1:00 pm; ] Metea County Park   Nature Center

March 13,  Monday  1:00 PM – 3:00PM

The first part of the chemistry series. An introduction to the chemistry of life. This is a must for students taking Biology and a good review for chemistry students. Students must be 13 or older to take this class. This is a preregister, prepay class.

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Worm Moon Walk

[ March 11, 2017; 6:30 pm; ] Fox Island County Park

March 11, Saturday  6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Head into the sunset, then walk under a waxing Worm Moon.  We will look and listen for wildlife as the daylight fades and a moonlit night begins.  Dress for the weather and for trails.

Cost: $ 2.00

Pre-register by: 3/6  Min: 5  Max: 15

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Winter Mushrooms

[ March 11, 2017; 1:00 pm; ] Fox Island County Park

March 11, Saturday  1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Fungi add interest to the woods when plants are dead or dormant.  Explore the important roles of mushrooms and their identification and lore.

Cost: $2.00

Pre-register by: 3/6  Min:5    Max: 20

To register or for more information: Email: rzartman at allencountyparks.org  Call: 449-3186  Ron Zartman

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Fox Kit Club Adventures – “Owl Nests”

[ March 7, 2017; 10:00 am; ] Fox Island County Park

March 7, Tuesday  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

This program has been developed for pre-school children and their families or teachers.  Meet a naturalist at the Fox Island Nature Center to learn about owl nests.  Fees include a snack and drink.  Paid pre-school teachers of attending students are free.  Pre-register at 449-3246 to [...]

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Winter Tree Identification – Good for adults and older home school students.

[ March 6, 2017; 1:00 pm; ] Metea County Park Nature Center

March 6, Monday  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

This is a two hour class, the first hour will be inside learning some of the tricks of identifying trees in winter. The second hour will be spent in the field putting our skills into practice.  Please come dressed for the weather.  Students must [...]

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