All programs meet at the Interpretive Building, unless otherwise noted.
Meet creatures of the night! The Enchanted Forest is a fun, educational experience for children 4-10 years old and their families. Come in costume if you’d like! $8 members; $10 nonmembers; children 3 and under free.
The trails surrounding The Wilderness Center will be filled with laughter and excitement as families discover the nocturnal creatures of the Enchanted Forest. This year, families will meet Mouse, Tree Frog, Star-Nosed Mole, Salamander, Skunk and Flying Squirrel as they are escorted along pumpkin-lit trails. These friendly nocturnal animals will sing songs, tell jokes and share stories of life in the nighttime woodlands. $8 members / $10 nonmembers
The Backpackers and Dayhikers host Lorena Brown, TWC member, as she shares her 3 day adventure crossing Costa Rica coast-to-coast. Everyone welcome.
Enjoy a summer early morning walk with TWC Bird Club! Free, all ages are welcome.
This presentation will provide you with essential tips and tricks to make your autumn mushroom hunt a successful one! You will first be introduced to the tools and techniques that will help you locate, identify, and harvest wild mushrooms in an environmentally friendly, sustainable manner. This will be followed by a slideshow that will take you through which species you may encounter during each season, as well as the habitat in which you’re likely to find them. Presenter, Don King is a local artist, educator, and wild-food enthusiast. He has been studying and collecting edible mushrooms and other foraged edibles for nearly ten years. He often documents his finds on video, which can be viewed on his website, themushroomhunter.com. This meet-up is free and open to the public. No preregistration is required.
One of the earliest records of American bird feeding comes from Henry David Thoreau, who fed birds at Walden Pond. Since then, there has been a rich heritage of feeding the birds; today more than 50 million Americans feed backyard birds. Enjoy this look at the legacy of backyard bird feeding and discover tips for feeding your own birds this fall.
Astronomy Club member John Waechter will present an informational program on the night sky during the day! Learn the latest astronomical sightings and seasonal constellations. Free!
September 8, 15, 22, 29; October 20, 27; November 3, 10, 17
Do you love to learn about the natural history of the world around you? Are you interested in looking behind the scenes of nature…to peer into the inner workings of our environment to see how things work and how interconnected our world really is? Well, this series of nine presentations is just what you may be looking for! Pack a lunch and join TWC’s director, Dr. Jeff Corney, as he will focus on the ecology and earth science principles that underlie the natural history that we observe every day. Cost: $10 members / $15 non-members per program, or the Package Deal (all nine programs) for $75 members / $115 non-members (non-refundable).
Come for tree stories, tree games, tree fingerplay, and a walk under the beautiful autumn trees. Fall at TWC is special for all ages, so join in the preschool fun! Stories are for ages 3-4 years old, but younger and older children are welcome. Free for TWC members; donation requested from non-members.
Bats, Owls and Opossums are creatures of the night. Come join us as we use our nocturnal imaginations for games and adventures. Stop by the Nature Playscape anytime during listed program hours. Free!