continued 1:30 p.m. Exploring with a naturalist, you never know what you'll discover on the trail
Throughout each day, children can participate in the following activities:
Beetle spotting: a children's beetle search along a trail; and
Children's photo hunt: Children are invited to bring a digital point-and-shoot to the arboretum to search for leaves and trees that match the clues on this fun photo scavenger hunt. From 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., they can choose a photo they took during the scavenger hunt to have printed out for free, courtesy of the Beaver Lake Nature Center Photo Club (excluding photos from cell phone cameras).
Guided weekend walks
Beaver Lake Nature Center invites visitors to join a naturalist for a guided weekend walk at 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in April, free with admission. Topics for each weekend's walks are listed below:
April 6 and 7 Waterfowl Migration
April 13 and 14 Waterfowl Migration
April 20 and 21 Woodpeckers
April 27 and 28 Spring Wildflowers
On Saturday, April 6, Beaver Lake Nature Center's Super-natural Egg-stravaganza allows children to discover the challenge of searching for hidden eggs that are sporting their natural spots and camouflage colors not dyed hot pink and fluorescent blue. After the fun of the egg hunt, families are invited to stay awhile to explore the amazing science of eggs. Registration required as this program for children up to 10 years old fills quickly; $6 per child.
Nature movie Monday for children
The Children's Room at Beaver Lake Nature Center becomes a movie theater for nature movies at 4:30 p.m. every Monday afternoon in March and April. Elementary-age children can come learn about the following topics with new friends, hear from a naturalist how the movie relates to Beaver Lake and enjoy some complimentary popcorn during the show. Please call the nature center to register before 3 p.m. the day of the show. Seating is limited. Free with nature center admission.