Beaver Lake Nature Center - January 2013 activities

Movies for children

This 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

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.)

Field Guide Series: precipitation

At 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, Beaver Lake Nature Center will offer an in-depth look into different kinds of precipitation. A naturalist will discuss topics including weather and the various types of snow. $5; registration required.

Colonial herbs program

Beaver Lake Nature Center will host the Gardeners in Thyme for a program on Colonial Herbs, at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10. Doreen Todorov, master gardener from Cornell Co-operative Extension, will discuss the importance of herb gardens to colonial housewives and their cultivation of herbs for dyes, medicines and food. Registration required; $5 per person includes the program as well as light refreshments. A basket raffle will be held.

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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