Beaver Lake Nature Center winter schedule

— 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. 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: Bats

At 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, Beaver Lake Nature Center offers an in-depth look into the world of bats. During this program, a part of Beaver Lake Nature Center's Field Guide Series, participants will join a naturalist to learn more about the identification and natural history of bats in the area. $5; registration required.

Moonlight skiing and snowshoeing

Friday through Sunday (Jan. 25, 26 and 27), Beaver Lake Nature Center will stay open until 9 p.m. to allow skiers and snowshoers to take advantage of the moonlit trails. At trails' end is the Visitor Center with exhibits and refreshments. For their safety, night visitors should remember to sign in and sign out at the Visitor Center, go with a friend and bring a flashlight in case a section of the trail is especially dark. The Nature Center will close before 9 p.m. if there is insufficient snow cover, so please call ahead.

A guided night hike with a naturalist will be offered at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25. This is a special opportunity to experience the nocturnal side of Beaver Lake with a group. Registration is required beginning at 8 a.m. the day of the hike and space is limited. This program will be offered only when snow conditions are acceptable. Call 638-2519 that day to register and check conditions. Snowshoes may be rented from Beaver Lake for $3.

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