Beaver Lake Nature Center: Last weekend for Maple sugaring and pancake breakfasts

— April 1 Insects (35 min.)

April 8 The Material World (45 min.)

April 15 Energy is the Key (45 min.)

April 22 Ponds and Rivers (35 min.)

April 29 Beavers (30 min.)

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

Spring vacation camp

Beaver Lake Nature Center's Spring Vacation Camp is the perfect way for first through fourth graders to spend spring break (from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, April 1 to 5). Students will enjoy their time off from school playing nature-themed games, hiking with friends and making cool, crafty creations. Students can sign up for one or more days of naturalist-led fun and must register in advance. $30 per child, per day.

Spring break week

There will be plenty of things for folks to do at Beaver Lake Nature Center during the week of school vacation April 1 to 5, all free with admission. The following activities will take place Monday through Friday of that week.

10 a.m. Sounds of Beaver Lake, an interactive presentation exploring animal sounds.

10:30 a.m. Listening walk with a naturalist

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Children's crafts in the visitor center

1 p.m. Featured Creature Talk - Learn about an animal that lives around Beaver Lake

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).

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