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Learn to Fish - 204102

If you have always wanted to give fishing a try, or just want to refresh the experience, this is the program for you! After a brief introduction to the basics of fishing equipment and handling of live fish, enjoy time at the pond, “reeling them in”. Equipment and bait provided. Participants should be able to comfortably hold the weight of a cane pole/rod and reel (plus a fish of course)! An adult chaperone must accompany any child under the age of 12 years. We practice “Catch and Release”. Fishing license is not required for those under 16 years. One - 2 hour session.

Column #1 Activity # Description Dates Times Days Location Ages Cost
Unavailable 204102-2 Learning to Fish 06/04/2022 -06/04/2022 10:00 am -12:00 pm Sa Nature Center 5-99 $10.00/$12.00

Just Bug Me - 204109

Expand your knowledge of "bugs". Where do they live? What do they eat? How do they get around? Why do they do that? How can you tell if it's an insect? Meet some of the Prairie Oak Nature Center "Bugs" and be the first one in your group to help with the "Bug Farm". Besides the live bugs, enjoy the collections of bugs from around the world. All children 10 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult. One - 1 hour session

Column #1 Activity # Description Dates Times Days Location Ages Cost
Unavailable 204109-1 Just Bug Me 08/10/2022 -08/10/2022 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm W Ironwoods Park 4-99 $5.00/$6.00

Busy Bees - 204111

What good is a bee? If you don't like honey, why should you care about these creatures? Learn about the many good things bees do, and how you can help our bees thrive. You won't find an apiarist on the nature center staff, but you will find bee enthusiasts, and that's enough to keep us "buzzing" about the bees! All children 12 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult. One - 1 hour session.

Column #1 Activity # Description Dates Times Days Location Ages Cost
Unavailable 204111-1 Busy Bees 06/11/2022 -06/11/2022 10:30 am -11:30 am Sa Ironwoods Park 4-12 $5.00/$6.00

Exploring the Meadow - 204112

Let's explore the meadow in Ironwoods Park. Together we will learn what lives here, and what uses the meadow in order to survive. Come prepared to hike in tall grasses, regardless of weather. All children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the duration of the class. One - 90 minute session.

Column #1 Activity # Description Dates Times Days Location Ages Cost
Unavailable 204112-1 Exploring the Meadow 06/02/2022 -06/02/2022 10:30 am -12:00 pm Th Ironwoods Park 5-7 $8.00/$10.00

Pond Wonders - 204115

Spend time exploring the pond in Ironwoods Park, learning about the creatures and plants contained in and around this favorite location of fishers and hikers alike. Come prepared to get wet and muddy. All children must be accompanied by an registered adult. One - 90 minute session

Column #1 Activity # Description Dates Times Days Location Ages Cost
Unavailable 204115-1 Pond Wonders 06/01/2022 -06/01/2022 10:30 am -12:00 pm W Ironwoods Park 5-7 $5.00/$6.00

Into Our Woods - 204117

Join us as we hike and explore the plants and animals found in the wooded areas of Ironwoods Park. How does the time of day create differences in what we might see? What is the most common creature found on the Raccoon Trail? What happened to the outdoor classroom? Why are there different trees in the park? Why does one tree have such long thorns? Are fungi alive? Come and find out. All children must be accompanied by an adult. One - 90 minute session.

Column #1 Activity # Description Dates Times Days Location Ages Cost
Unavailable 204117-1 Into Our Woods 06/03/2022 -06/03/2022 10:30 am -12:00 pm F Ironwoods Park 5-7 $8.00/$10.00

Beginning Birdwatching - 204125

Birds are one of our best and easiest connections to nature. They are all around us and enrich our lives in many ways. This class will get you started on what can be a life-time of enjoyment by learning how to identify the common birds of the area, their songs and behaviors, and the importance of helping to protect them. The course includes a class session, followed by an outdoor session.

Column #1 Activity # Description Dates Times Days Location Ages Cost
Add To Selection List 204125-3 Beginning Birdwatching 09/10/2022 -09/10/2022 9:00 am -11:00 am Sa Ironwoods Park 8-99 $5.00/$6.00
Add To Selection List 204125-4 Beginning Birdwatching 09/17/2022 -09/17/2022 9:00 am -11:00 am Sa Ironwoods Park 8-99 $5.00/$6.00

Getting To Know Wildflowers - 204126

Wildflowers are all around us, but how many of us stop and closely study them? Flowers not only enrich our lives, but they also open up a world in which pollinators can thrive. Learn about the common wildflowers of the area and how to identify them. You will get to see flowers up close both in the classroom and outdoors. One - 2 hour session

Column #1 Activity # Description Dates Times Days Location Ages Cost
Add To Selection List 204126-1 Getting to Know Wildflowers 08/20/2022 -08/20/2022 9:00 am -11:00 am Sa Ironwoods Park 8-99 $8.00/$10.00

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