EBB_Nest.jpgFamily Wildlife Series programs are usually open to all ages, although information and activities are most appropriate for ages 5 and up. Occasionally there will be a FWS program with an age limit of 5 and up and will be so indicated in the description. All members of the family in attendance must be registered to attend the program – if you are unable to register a family member, either the size limit of the class has been reached or that child does not meet the age limit to attend. Don't forget – kids are not required to attend – individual adults are welcomed! Preregistration is required for all Family Wildlife Series Programs.

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Night Prowl
Saturday, Jan. 19, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Join staff on a nighttime exploration of the park. We’ll practice using our senses to compensate for the dark, so plan on keeping your flashlight in your pocket!

Nature Games
Monday, Jan. 21, 2–3 p.m.
Join Blue Jay staff for an informal session of indoor family fun and nature-related games on a winter afternoon. We'll have both "moving around games" and board games and puzzles suitable from preschool on up!

Winter Wander
Saturday, Feb. 9, 10–11 a.m.
Join us for a winter walk and plant ID session. Make a winter plant collage while learning about critters that depend on those plants for their winter habitat needs.

GBBC Counting is for the Birds!
Monday, Feb. 18, 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, but preregistration is required.
 
Duck, Duck, Goose
Saturday, Mar. 16, 2–3 p.m.
Dabblers vs. divers, bills vs. beaks – come take a “gander” at what makes waterfowl a special category of birds by comparing different kinds of birds that live in aquatic habitats. Participate in activities for learning and activities just for fun. This program is for families with children ages 5 and up.
 
Wild About Woodpeckers
Saturday, March 23, 2–3 p.m.
How would you like it if your tongue was so long it wrapped around the back of your skull? Or if you had to make a living by banging your head against a tree? Learn all about these hard-headed birds and make suet feeders to take home.