Category Archive for "Kids"

Winter Break Camps 2016

Lindsey Flannery

Want to make sure your child has a fantastic time over winter break? Look no further: Winter Break Camps have arrived at Indian Creek Nature Center! Children will spend time outside, enjoy activities inside our new Amazing Space, and have fun with other…

Giving Tuesday

Lindsey Flannery

   Help us get kids outside! After Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday, an international day of giving taking place on November 29. #GivingTuesday is an opportunity to show your support for organizations and causes that you…

March is Maple Syruping month!

Lindsey Flannery

Why is March maple syruping month? Because that’s when maple sap flows from the sugar maple trees at Indian Creek Nature Center! We turn that sap into our very own real, pure maple syrup. Want to see how we do it?…

Getting His Feet Wet

Indian Creek Nature Center

Our new Executive Director, John Myers, is just getting his feet “wet” in his new position, but he already has some observations to share. Today marks the end of my fourth week at the Nature Center as Executive Director.  During…

Ready for Campers

Indian Creek Nature Center

Given the temperature this morning, it’s hard to imagine summer camps start up next week! It hasn’t been exactly summery yet but everybody at the Nature Center has been scurrying around getting ready to greet our kids on Monday morning….

Sounds of Spring

Indian Creek Nature Center

Chris was the first to hear the chorus frogs singing this week, causing great excitement around here. Today, he caught some the show just off Wood Duck Way. The chorus has begun!   Last Monday, I heard a distinctive and familiar…

The Usual Suspects

Indian Creek Nature Center

Jean updates us on our mysterious burrows… We set out with a trail cam to find who had been digging these significant holes midwinter. From the look of it, they are woodchuck holes. Woodchucks are usually dormant this time of…

Sneaky

Indian Creek Nature Center

This hognose snake was taking a nice, quiet nap in the warm midday sun…until we came along. He woke up kinda grouchy! Lucky for us, he just looks fierce.

A Nighttime Hunt

Indian Creek Nature Center

Senior Naturalist and Education Facilitator Jan Aiels recently took some families on a nighttime adventure. Here’s her account: Hot, humid nights are perfect for nighttime adventure in the woods hunting the big game of high summer mothing – catocala moths.  …

Summer fun

Indian Creek Nature Center

Summer camps started this week and we’ve got kids all OVER the place here all having a BLAST!  Our Young Explorers are planting an American Indian “Three Sisters” garden of corn, squash and beans that other campers will tend throughout…