Winter Break Programs

Looking for something fun to do with the kids over winter break? Wesselman Woods Nature Center is the place to be! The Naturalists have come up with a FLURRY OF FUN programs to break that cabin fever. Activities will include stories, crafts, animal meet and greets, and science activities. Programs will take place at times throughout the days from Thursday, December 20, through Sunday, December 30 at the Nature Center.

All programs are included with Nature Center admission. Programs do have limited on participants, so pre-registration is offered by registering online at HERE.

 

Complete list of programs:

 

 

10:00 – 10:45  PM   Snowy World 

Learn about the science of snow & how animals stay warm on snowy days.

Recommended for Ages 4 & up

 

1:00 – 1:45 PM   Animal Tracks

Learn to identify animal tracks and

make a track to take home.

Recommended for Ages 6 & up

 

FRIDAY – DEC 21

 

10:00 – 10:45 AM    Winter Solstice

Learn about the science and folklore

of the Winter Solstice, the shortest

day of the year.

Recommended for Ages 6  & up

 

1:00 – 2:00 PM   Gourd Birdhouse Painting

Paint a gourd birdhouse with your family,

to give as a gift or hang in your yard.

Recommended for Ages 4 & up.

 

SATURDAY – DEC 22

 

10:00 – 11:00 AM   Winter Discovery Hike

Discover the stories the woods can tell us.

Recommended for Ages 8 & up

 

1:00 – 1:30 PM   Hibernation & Habitats

Learn about the habitats of Wesselman Woods & how animals survive the winter.

Recommended for Ages 4 & up

 

SUNDAY – DEC 23

 

1:00 – 1:45 PM   Music of the Birds 

Discover how birds sing and

learn a few of their songs.

Recommended for Ages 6 & up

 

 

WEDNESDAY – DEC 26

 

10:00 – 10:45 AM   Christmas Bird Count

Learn how to identify common

backyard birds, and hear info about the annual Christmas Bird Count.

Recommended for Ages 6 & up.

 

1:00 – 1:30 PM   Preschool Story Time

Recommended for Ages 2 – 6

 

 

THURSDAY – DEC 27

 

10:00 – 10:45 AM    Nature’s Nutcrackers

Learn about nature’s nutcrackers and the nuts they eat.

Recommended for Ages 3 – 10

 

1:00 – 1:45 PM   All About Mammals

Learn about the furry creatures that inhabit Wesselman Woods.

Recommended for Ages 6 & up

 

FRIDAY – DEC 28

 

10:00 – 10:45 PM   Story Time 

Animals In Winter Story time

All Ages

 

1:00 – 1:45 PM   Winter Senses

Walk through the woods and learn how animals use their senses.

Recommended for Ages 3 – 8

 

SATURDAY – DEC 29

 

10:00 – 10:45 AM   Winter Slime

Make winter-themed slime

to take home!

Recommended for Ages 4 & up.

 

1:00 – 2:00 PM  Winter Discovery Hike

Discover the stories the woods can tell us.

Recommended for Ages 8 & up

 

 

SUNDAY – DEC 30

 

1:00 – 1:30 PM   Preschool Story Time

Recommended for Ages 2 – 6.