Monday, May 11, 2009

May Schedule at Center

We've been getting the season underway at the Lewis and Clark Exploratory Center. One of the papers did make a misprint, telling people that we are on Holiday Drive. We are not on Holiday Drive (our office address from 5 years ago)--we are in Darden Towe Park, off Pantops. We apologize for those of you who searched the Aberdeen Barn area for our barn!

Here's the rest of the May schedule, and we hope you can come:

May 16, 17: “Nature Observation”: Can you find the hidden animals in the forest? We’ll hike and try to find animal camouflage paintings hidden in the trees.

May 23, 24: “The Mystery of the Keelboat”: Climb aboard the 55 ft. replica of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Keelboat and find clues to what happened on the original boat. Fill out a detective quiz and be eligible to win a collection of Lewis & Clark coins. The participants with the most answers correct will be placed in a drawing in September. (Adult and child categories.)

May 30, 31: “Introduction to Nature Journaling”: Adult and Teen. At 1 and 3 o’clock, get an introduction to nature journaling based on Clare Walker Leslie’s work. Reservations required. Limit seven. Program lasts approximately one hour. Children’s Activity: “Nature Observation” (see Above).

Friday, May 1, 2009

Opening Weekend!

We're having our Opening Weekend tomorrow, May 2, and Sunday, May 3! This weekend we're featuring "Camouflage Animals." Visitors can paint their own owls, deer, and frogs to take home, learning about forest adaptations and the hidden lives of animals. Our hours are Saturday, 10-4, and Sunday 12-4. Closed in the pouring rain, but not in light showers.

For Saturday, May 9th and Sunday, May 10th, the Center is offering "Mother's Day Beading." Visitors of all ages can make a bracelet or necklace for a Mother's Day gift--or bring your Mom along to help you choose the seed bead colors. The Lewis and Clark Exploratory staff will be available to finish up your piece and to put on the clasp--and to teach you how.

Admission is $3 per person (same price for children and adults). We're located in Darden Towe Park off Stony Point Road. (Take the 250E Bypass to Pantops, a left onto Stony Point Road, and another left onto Elks Drive after less than a mile. Curve your way into the park.) Admittance on the weekend of the "Mother's Day Beading" activity includes one necklace or bracelet per person. Extra jewelry pieces are $3 for a necklace and $2 for a bracelet.