Family Wildlife Series programs are open to all ages (unless otherwise noted), although information and activities are most appropriate for ages 5 and up.
New Family Program Fee structure: $1/person (unless otherwise noted) All members of the family in attendance must be registered for the program.
Preregistration is required for all Family Wildlife Series Programs.
Register now for:
Loose as a Goose
Saturday, Jan. 28 2–3 p.m.
Join other families to learn about waterfowl—the differences between ducks and geese (and other water birds!), who our wintertime residents are, and how waterfowl make a living in their watery world.
Look Whooooo's Talking!
Friday, Jan. 27 6–7 p.m.
Join us on a night hike as we prowl the woods listening for owls. Ages 5 and up, please.
Barking Up the Right Tree
Saturday, Feb. 11 2–3 p.m.
Can you ID a tree without its leaves? Learn to ID deciduous trees in the winter with only the tree's bark, fruit and buds. Find out how these trees are important to wildlife in winter.
Counting is for the Birds!
Monday, Feb. 20 10–11 a.m.
Join Blue Jay staff to hear a bird story (or two), try a fun bird activity (or three) and count how many different kinds of birds we can see from Blue Jay's front porch as part of the Great Backyard Bird Count on Monday morning. Older kids will hike "further afield" to expand our bird count numbers while the peewees and their grown-ups make bird treats to take home. This family program for parents and children of all ages is FREE in honor of the Great Backyard Bird Count, but preregistration is required.
Saturday, March 11 2–3 p.m.
Not all science requires expensive and hard to find chemicals or fancy laboratories. Explore the fun side of science with materials you'd find in your own kitchen. We'll transform our classroom into a science lab with simple experiments that the whole family will enjoy. Maybe you’ll even take a few ideas home for your own kitchen lab! Ages 5 & up.
Saturday, March 25 2–3 p.m.
Uncover the truth about snakes, vultures, skunks and other animals that are hard to love. These often misunderstood animals get a bad rap because of the myths surrounding them. Come learn the important role they play in our ecosystem, and maybe they'll become a bit more huggable.