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Roaring Brook Nature Center Announces Programs

September 27, 2016 Community, Environment No Comments

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The following programs are among the many offered by Roaring Brook Nature Center, which is located at 70 Gracey Road in Canton. See more at http://roaringbrook.org

Saturday Morning Bird Walk

Roaring Brook Nature Center will offer a Saturday morning bird walk on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 7:3 to 9 a.m. Fall bird walks take advantage of the annual fall migration when birds travel through the Farmington Valley area by the thousands on their way to wintering grounds to our south.  The walks are designed for all levels of expertise from beginner to the more experienced birder. Pre-registration is not required and the cost of the walk is $3.00 for members, $5.00 for nonmembers.  Bird walks are not geared for very young children and participants should bring binoculars and dress for wet conditions underfoot.  Call the Center for additional information at 860-693-0263.

Mushroom Talk  

On Saturday, Oct. 1 Roaring Brook Nature Center will sponsor a mushroom talk and lead a along the trails of Werner’s Woods.  The program will begin at 9:30 a.m. and last for 90 minutes.  Marlene Snecinski, aka “Mushroom Marlene” of the Connecticut Mycological Society will be on hand to offer fascinating facts about fungi including which ones are considered delicacies and which should not be touched.  Photography is encouraged.  The  program cost is $4.00 for Nature Center members and $6.00 for nonmembers, and this program is not geared for younger children.  Pre-registration is requested and may be made by calling the Nature Center at 860-693-0263.  Additional information is available by checking the Center’s website www.roaringbrook.org

Discovery Days 

Discovery Days, Roaring Brook Nature Center’s enrichment series for children in pre-school and through the elementary grades, resumes in September with programs for younger children and a parent/grandparent, as well as programs for students in the primary grades.

Pre-schoolers, age three to five, may register for “Exploring Together.”  This four week program for student and a parent/caregiver, meets on Fridays with a morning session from 1:15-2:15 PM.  Exploring Together runs from October 15th through Nov. 4.  An after-school program will be held from 3:45-5:00 PM on Wednesday afternoons beginning Oct. 5. “Can You See Me?” for students in grades kindergarten through grade three will focus on animals that use camouflage to hide from predators and others who use their colors to let us know they are there.  Students in grade 4 and up may enroll in “Junior Vets Club,” a program for students interested in becoming a veterinarian or wildlife rehabilitator.  Junior Vets Club will meet on Thursday afternoons from 3:45 to 5 p.m. beginning on Oct. 6.  These after-school programs also meet for four weeks.  The cost for each program is $50 ($40 for Nature Center members) with discounts available for multiple siblings attending.  Additional information is available by contacting the Nature Center at 860-693-0263 or rbnc@thechildrensmuseumct.org

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