Reopen with Helmer Nature Center!
Published on Jul 2, 2020 15:41

Join us as we cautiously restart programming this summer!  All programs are pre-registration ONLY and capped at 10 to 15 participants. We primarily will be outside and will be appropriately distanced. 
I hope one of these programs will appeal to you.  Spots are limited, so please email me (andrea_monahan@westiron.monroe.edu) to reserve your spot as soon as possible.   There are no registration fees, but donations are appreciated.
For You Night Owls (aged 16+)...
Eventide at Helmer
Friday, July 17th
8:30 to 9:30 PM
Walk the Helmer Nature Center trails at night with a naturalist. Look for and learn about nocturnal wildlife. Learn some fun facts about the night and listen to some star stories. Come for the hike, but feel free to stay for some stargazing in the meadow if weather permits. Bring a flashlight for the trail and a blanket or chair if you choose to stargaze.

Full Moon Hike
Friday, July 31
Time:  TBD
Explore the trails under the light of a full moon with one of our Naturalist Educators.

For You Aspiring Birders, Young or Old...
Beginning Bird Walk (Adults or Adult with Child aged 11+)
Saturday, July 25th
10:00 to 11:30 AM
Get an introduction to birding.  Learn how to ID a bird.  Then venture out on a bird walk, stopping at a few watching locations to use what you've learned.  Our naturalist will be available to answer any questions.  We can provide sanitary binoculars, but feel free to bring your own.

Family Bird Walk (All Ages)
Saturday, July 25th
1:00 to 2:30 PM
Get an introduction to birding geared toward families.  Learn how to ID a bird.  Then venture out on a bird walk, stopping at a few watching locations to use what you've learned.  A naturalist will be available to answer any questions.  We can provide sanitary binoculars, but feel free to bring your own.

For You Nature Lovers of All Ages...
Nature Ramble for All
Saturday, August 15th
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Visit some of our favorite places at the Nature Center!  Explore the pond and Sally's Cubby and let's see what we can find.  A naturalist will be on hand to answer your questions.  And maybe you'll even meet one of our program animals!