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Winter/Spring Weekend Programs 2017

Pre-registration is required for all public programs unless specified.    Scouts and members receive a $2 discount for each person in their family for all weekend programs other than special events like our Spring Festival and Wildlife and Craft Fair.

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Come find out if Sweetbriar Sam is planning to hibernate for another 6 weeks or predict an early spring.   We will have a fun scavenger hunt to learn some facts about groundhogs, play with shadows, and meet some other animal hibernators and weather predictors.  Make a fun groundhog craft to take home.

When: Sunday, January 29, 1pm

Who: Families

How Much: $10/child and $5 for adults. Discounts available for scouts

 

 

We Love Animals (A Valentine’s Day Celebration)

Calling all animal lovers!  Come and be our Valentine and join us at Sweetbriar for an afternoon dedicated to the love of animals.   Meet several of our loveable animals, explore the nature center looking for  wildlife couples, and create a craft to show your love of animals.

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When: Sunday, February 12, 1pm

Who: Families

How Much: $10/child and $5 for adults, discounts available for scouts

 

 

Sweetbriar Summer Programs Open House

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Sweetbriar will offer children and parents an opportunity to learn about our Summer Discovery Programs.   Some of our past program participants will lead you on tours around the nature center including visiting our rain forest room, the new woodland exhibit, and  meeting with some of our resident animals.  The Program Director will be available to answer any questions. Refreshments will be available. 

When: Saturday, March 4, Noon to 4pm

Who: Families with children 3 to 17

How much: Free

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Creatures Of the Night  

Visit Sweetbriar to meet some nocturnal animals and embark on a walk into the darkness to enjoy the night and may be call in an owl or two.  Dress warmly and bring a flashlight just in case.

When: Friday, March 10, 7pm to 9:30pm

Who: Adults (Teenagers welcome)

How much: $10 /person, discounts available for scouts

 

Sensational Snakes

Meet some sensational kinds of serpents, and learn about their special tools for survival.  We will also make fun crafts and enjoy some hands on activities to learn more about snakes.     

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When: Sunday, March 12, 1:00 pm                                                                               

Who: Families                                                                                                                   

How Much: $10/child, $5/adult discounts available for scouts and members

 

 

Forest to Forest: Our Vanishinig Treasures

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Kick off the spring by joining Just before the new year, Sweetbriar opened its new local woodland exhibit.   The children, and adults too, have enjoyed the sensory experience the exhibit offers, including a crawl space for visitors to see the underground world of a forest.  Alongside this exciting sensory experiences is our amazing simulated rain forest that has been standing for almost twenty years.  On this day Sweetbriar staff will help participants explore both forests, visit the forests on our preserve, and meet some of our resident animals that live in and around trees.  Children will create an arboreal animal to take home. 

When: Saturday, March 25. 1pm to 3pm

Who: Families with children of all ages

How Much: $10/child, $5/adult. discounts available for scouts

 

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Spring Discovery Days 

Once again Sweetbriar Nature Center will be offering daily natural science programs over the school breaks for both pre-schoolers and elementary school children..   Each day will be a different natural science themeThemes from Monday through Friday are Spring Into Spring, Sweetbriar Surprises, Warm Blooded and Loving It, Vacation Is Over, and  Eat or Be Eaten  Each day is chalk filled with fun hands-on activities, interaction with our residents, non-releasable wildlife, crafts, games, and much more.   Parents can register their child/children for one day, two days, three days, four days, or the entire week.   

Who: Children ages 5 to 11

When: April 10 through April 14, 9am to 3pm daily, after care available until 5pm for an additional charge

How Much: $70/day, $300/week for members, $80/day, $350/week for non-members

 

Yard Sale For Wildlfie   redtailed in flight

Help support our rehabilitated wildlife!  Drop by Sweetbriar Nature Center and browse through our yard sale.  Items include household goods, collectibles, antiques, fabric, aquariums and more.   Our volunteer gardeners will be having a plant sale also.  Each dollar helps care for our animals.  Items include collectibles, antiques, knick-nacks, household goods, terrariums and aquariums, and a plant from our gardeners will be on sale.

When: Saturday and Sunday, April 29 & 30, 10am to 3pm

How much: Admission is free, donations are appreciated

 

 

Earth Day Is for the Birds

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Every day is indeed Earth Day.   Earth Day also arrives in the same month when many of our feathered friends return from their long journeys to warmer climates.  Not only will Participants will get to meet some of our resident birds, including a duck, a blue jay, an owl, and a hawk.   Also, our staff of earth lovers will lead activities that will help people to better understand how they can make a bird’s life easier.   Each child will go home with a bird feeder.

 

When: Sunday, April 23, 1 -3pm, Please arrive before 1pm

Who: Families

How much: $10 for children, $5, discounts available for scouts

 

Every day is indeed Earth Day.   Earth Day also arrives in the same month when many of our feathered friends return from their long journeys to warmer climates.  Not only will Participants will get to meet some of our resident birds, including a duck, a blue jay, an owl, and a hawk.   Also, our staff of earth lovers will lead activities that will help people to better understand how they can make a bird’s life easier.   Each child will go home with a bird feeder.

 When: Sunday, April 17, 1 -3pm, Please arrive before 1pm

Who: Families

How much: $10 for children, $5, discounts available for scouts

 

 

 

 

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