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Beaver Lake Nature Center offers movies for children

— This December, January and February, the Children's Room at Beaver Lake Nature Center becomes a movie theater for nature videos at 3:45 p.m. every Monday afternoon. Elementary-age children can watch a different 25- to 45-minute film each week. Due to the size of the room, pre-registration is required. Each child must be accompanied by an adult during the movie. FREE

Dec. 17 Eyewitness: Weather (35 min.)

Jan. 7 Eyewitness: Plant (35 min.)

Jan. 14 The Magic of Motion (45 min.)

Jan. 21 The Material World (45 min.)

Jan. 28 Energy is the Key (45 min.)

Feb. 4 Eyewitness: Pond & River (35 min.)

Feb. 11 Stranger in the Woods (25 min.)

Feb. 18 Eyewitness: Insect (35 min.)

Feb. 25 Migration (25 min.)

Trail tales

Preschool-age children, accompanied by an adult, are invited to gather at Beaver Lake Nature Center for the popular Trail Tales program at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13. A naturalist reads two stories to the children and then leads the group on a hike themed to match the stories. FREE

Weekend walks in December

Beaver Lake Nature Center invites visitors to join a naturalist for a free guided Weekend Walk at 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in December. Each weekend features a different topic.

Walk 100 Miles

Beaver Lake Nature Center welcomes visitors to sign up for our popular walking program that rewards the completion of walking 100, 200, 300 or 1,000 miles. This ongoing program helps motivate walkers to get out into the peaceful woods to reach exercise or stress-relief goals. After registering, participants receive a logbook in which to stamp the date after each walk and keep track of mileage covered. There is no time limit, as Walk 100 Miles is an ongoing program. Upon completing a goal, walkers will be rewarded with a commemorative T-shirt, with a different design for each of the four goals. There is a $5 program fee.

Beaver Lake Nature Center is an Onondaga County Park located at 8477 East Mud Lake Road, four miles west of Baldwinsville off Route 370.

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