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Youth Programs

Stories at the Lake
The first Thursday of every month, 4pm-5, free event for kids!
Lake Katherine volunteer educator Nicole Snyder will host storytime, reading aloud from a nature-themed children's book. Plus fun activities. No need to book in advance - just turn up.

Little Explorers
1 hour experience for 3-6 year old children together with their favorite adult.
$6 per child, pre-registration is required

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Little Explorers

Harvest Party

We'll read a story, play a game and enjoy a harvest snack.  Come and join us for an hour of fun.  (Snack foods will include, grapes, apples and pears)
Program #      Day            Date               Time
682           Thursday    November 15      9:30 am
683            Friday        November 16     9:30 am
684            Saturday    November 17    10:30 am

Brrr it's Cold
Learn through hands on activities how animals stay warm in the winter. A short walk outdoors, a funny song and art project are included.                 
Program #      Day            Date              Time
685            Thursday    December 13     9:30 am
686            Friday        December 14     9:30 am
687            Saturday    December 15    10:30 am

Backbone Bonanza
Animals with a backbone are called vertebrate. Look at some animal vertebrates via x-rays and skeletons. Create a backbone project and take a walk outdoors to look for animals with vertebrates.
Program #      Day           Date            Time
671            Thursday    January 17      9:30 am
672            Friday        January 18       9:30 am
673           Saturday     January 19      10:30 am

Meet our corn snake, touch and hold her. Learn about her body parts. Feel her cool to the touch scales. Take a walk outdoors to learn more why snakes hibernate and create a snaky project to take home.
Program #      Day          Date              Time
674            Thursday    February 14     9:30 am
675            Friday        February 15      9:30 am
676           Saturday     February 16     10:30 am

Color, Color

Mix, match and paint with primary colors, learning to blend and create. We’ll hike outside to find colors of spring and mix a colorful treat to eat.
Program #      Day          Date             Time
677            Thursday    March 14       9:30 am
678            Friday         March 15       9:30 am
679            Saturday     March 16      10:30 am

Wiggly Worms

Let’s look, learn, and touch our squiggly, slimy friends the worm. Our walk outdoors will include a worm hunt under rocks and logs. A wormy project to take home is included.
Program #      Day          Date             Time
680            Thursday    April 25       9:30 am
681            Friday         April 26       9:30 am
682            Saturday     April 27      10:30 am


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