Calendar

Dec
13
Fri
Hike and Hot Cocoa @ Jester Park Nature Center
Dec 13 @ 4:00 pm

A cold December day is the perfect time to make yourself a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy National Cocoa Day. We’ll start the program with a brisk walk around Discovery Pond and end by enjoying a mug of hot cocoa around a fire.  FREE. No registration required. All ages welcome.

 

Dec
14
Sat
Decorate a Tree for Wildlife @ Jester Park Nature CenterJester Park Outdoor Recreation & Wellness Center
Dec 14 @ 10:30 am

While you are enjoying the many tasty treats that abound this holiday season, don’t forget to share some goodies with the birds. Decorating a tree for our feathered friends and other wildlife is an activity the whole family can enjoy. Join us for this hands-on event. Each registered participant will take home a variety of treats to decorate their backyard.

DEADLINE: Register on-line by Wednesday, December 11

AGES: 8+

 

Dec
21
Sat
Light the Night @ Jester Park Nature Center
Dec 21 @ 5:00 pm

Celebrate winter’s official arrival and the longest night of the year! We will take a short hike along the Discovery Trail lit with luminaries, enjoy a fire under the stars and share a cup of cocoa.

DEADLINE: Register on-line by Thursday, December 19

AGES: All ages welcome

Other times available include: 6;30 pm and 8:00 pm.

 

 

Dec
26
Thu
Tracks and Scat @ Jester Park Nature Center
Dec 26 @ 1:00 pm

Tracks and scat give us lots of clues about the animals that live around us. Even if we don’t see them, we can learn a lot about them by what they leave behind.

AGES: All ages welcome

 

 

Dec
27
Fri
Rock Me @ Jester Park Nature Center
Dec 27 @ 10:30 am

Come learn the basics of geology. We will discuss what rocks are made of, how they form and three basic rock categories. A large rock and mineral collection will be on display as well and other interesting geological items.

AGES: All ages welcome

 

 

Dec
29
Sun
Winter Hike @ Jester Park Nature Center
Dec 29 @ 1:30 pm

Join a naturalist for a hike in the winter wonderland looking for animal signs. Dress for the weather.

AGES: All ages welcome

 

 

Dec
31
Tue
Secrets of the Sun @ Jester Park Nature Center
Dec 31 @ 10:30 am

Through interactive activities and games, we’ll learn about the characteristics of our Sun and how it compares to other stars in the universe. We’ll also take a look at the Sun through a telescope with a special solar viewing filter.

AGES: All ages welcome