Calendar

All programs meet at the Interpretive Building, unless otherwise noted.

Jul
18
Thu
Family Nature Adventure: Nature Trailblazers (Ages 4 – 6) @ The Wilderness Center
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Take to the trail with your young child for guided hikes, games and group activities. We’ll discover wonders along the trail, share nature stories and create nature art to fill our days with adventure.

Children learn a love of nature and the outdoors from the adults in their lives. During our Summer Days Family Nature Adventure, our group leaders will plan two days of nature activities for you and your special child to explore! Each session has been created to intrigue and challenge children of that age group. Sign your child(ren) up by age group. Activities will be different each year for the age groups to prevent repetition.
Pre-registration required. Please provide email so we can send a confirmation letter with additional information about each specific session.

Butterfly Walk
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn about life cycles of butterflies and how to identify them. We will walk the Prairie trail to view the common butterflies visiting the area. Cancelled if raining.

Jul
19
Fri
Family Nature Adventure: Nature Trailblazers (Ages 4 – 6) @ The Wilderness Center
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Take to the trail with your young child for guided hikes, games and group activities. We’ll discover wonders along the trail, share nature stories and create nature art to fill our days with adventure.

Children learn a love of nature and the outdoors from the adults in their lives. During our Summer Days Family Nature Adventure, our group leaders will plan two days of nature activities for you and your special child to explore! Each session has been created to intrigue and challenge children of that age group. Sign your child(ren) up by age group. Activities will be different each year for the age groups to prevent repetition.
Pre-registration required. Please provide email so we can send a confirmation letter with additional information about each specific session.

Planetarium Theater Show: “Moles: What Is Out There”
Jul 19 @ 11:30 am

Children (and parents!) will love Plato, the cutest mole ever, who discovers day and night, the Sun and Moon and the stars. Through traditional storytelling, children will learn basic concepts about science while having a great time.

Planetarium Theater Show: “Moles: What Is Out There”
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm

Children (and parents!) will love Plato, the cutest mole ever, who discovers day and night, the Sun and Moon and the stars. Through traditional storytelling, children will learn basic concepts about science while having a great time.

“Trail Magic, The ‘Grandma’ Gatewood Story” @ The Wilderness Center
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join TWC Backpackers’ and Dayhikers’ Club for movie night! Learn of the many accomplishments of Emma ‘Grandma’ Gatewood during this documentary highlighting her life and her inspirations for hiking more than 10,000 miles before she retired being the first woman to solo thru-hike the Appalachian Trail (AT) in 1955 at the age of 67. She would later hike the AT two more times. Movie snacks will be served.

Creatures of the Night
Jul 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Learn about the wild animals that come out at night. Get up close and personal with some and hike to explore the forest nightlife! Remember to bring a flashlight.

Jul
20
Sat
Planetarium Theater Show: “Moles: What Is Out There”
Jul 20 @ 12:30 pm

Children (and parents!) will love Plato, the cutest mole ever, who discovers day and night, the Sun and Moon and the stars. Through traditional storytelling, children will learn basic concepts about science while having a great time.

Runners of The Wilderness Center
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm

The Runners of The Wilderness Center are a group of members who meet once a week for friendship and to enjoy our trails. Every pace is welcome!

Foxfield Preserve Info Session @ The Wilderness Center
Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Foxfield Preserve is a nature preserve cemetery at TWC. Natural burial is an economical, environmentally friendly alternative to modern burial. A natural burial at Foxfield Preserve leaves a permanent legacy for your family, community and the natural world.


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