March 20 – April 14: Amphibian Alert!
Tonight’s the night! The Amphibian migration program will take place at Labrador Hollow.
Meet our education team at 8pm in the main parking lot at Labrador Hollow to see salamanders and frogs headed to their vernal pools. There might be some lingering rain, so dress appropriately and bring flashlights. The walk along the road to the pools is not difficult, but it is long, about two miles round trip.
Cost is $6 for members, $9 for nonmembers, cash or check only. Be sure to check in with one of the naturalists when you arrive, we’ll be by the lantern. There’s no pre-registration required for this program, so bring your friends and family out for this once-a-year experience.
Each spring during the first warm rainy night after the equinox, hundreds of amphibians move from underground lairs to vernal pools. To find out when BWNC will attempt to observe this migration at Labrador Hollow, watch for alerts on our website, or sign up online to be put on our alert list. Recommended for ages 4 and up. $6 for members, $9 for nonmembers.
March 3: Star Party: Goodbye Winter Skies 7-9pm
Goodbye to winter skies, we might still get a peek at Venus, and Jupiter will be rising in the east. Back up date March 4th. $6 for members, $9 for nonmembers.
March 7 – April 11: Homeschool Adventures in Nature Series: Forest Ecology Basics 10-11:30am
Come out to Baltimore Woods to add some environmental education to your biology, ecology, and geology curricula! We will meet every Tuesday for six weeks – a great opportunity for hands-on science learning, outdoor exploration, meeting other homeschool students, and getting help with projects. Ages 5 and up, participants must register for the full series and be accompanied by an adult. $35 for members, $50 for nonmembers. Click here to read more details about our weekly topics.
March 8– April 13: Nature’s Little Explorers: Late Winter/Early Spring Series: Wednesdays or Thursdays, 10-11am
Join us for Nature’s Little Explorers Mini Adventures! This fun-filled, six-week series will engage your preschooler through nature crafts and hands-on exploration that will awaken their senses to the wonders of the natural world. Two session offerings on Wednesdays or Thursdays. Click here to see the weekly themes. Ages 3-5, participants must register for the full series and be accompanied by an adult. $35 for members, $50 for nonmembers.
March 18: Drawing Wildlife with Artist Tom Lenweaver 10:30am-1:30pm
Join other arts enthusiasts for a drawing workshop with wildlife artist Tom Lenweaver, illustrator for Beaver Lake’s newsletter Beaver Tales. Our animal and bird mounts will be used as references for participants to examine nature firsthand and learn how to improve their drawing skills. $30 for members, $35 for nonmembers. Click here for a list of materials.
March 25: Explore, Observe, Connect, Refresh 1:00pm-2:30pm
While nature journals can be a great way to keep track of our observations of the natural world, they can also be a great way to keep our bodies and minds happy and healthy. Come make your very own nature journal and learn how keeping a nature journal can help us live a healthier lifestyle. Recommended for ages 8 and up. $6 for members, $9 for nonmembers.
March 25: Earth Hour 8:30am-9:30pm
Join millions of people across 152 countries in turning out your lights for one hour in support of a global movement to curtail climate change. To find out more about Earth Hour, sponsored by WWF, visit www.earthhour.org.
March 31: Star Party: Elusive Mercury 6:00pm-9:00pm
This program has been cancelled due to anticipated overcast skies on Friday and Saturday evenings. We hope you will consider coming to our May Star Party!
This is our best chance to see the elusive planet Mercury, plus Jupiter will be rising as Mercury will be setting. Spring skies will be replacing the winter constellations. Back up date April 1st. $6 for members, $9 for nonmembers.