Calendar

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

Jan
18
Fri
Wilderness Sprouts: Snowflake Sensations
Jan 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

From softly falling flakes to blustery blizzards, snow falls in many different forms. Let’s play inside with snow while we investigate snow shapes, create a wintry picture and explore concepts of freezing and melting.

Wilderness Sprouts is a monthly program designed for children ages 2-5 and their adult.  Each month will feature a different topic and include a lesson and experiment, a craft, and an outdoor adventure (weather permitting.)

Backpackers & Dayhikers Club Meeting @ The Wilderness Center
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jan
19
Sat
Tonight’s Sky Planetarium Show
Jan 19 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Discover your way around the night sky! The instructor will follow from one constellation to another to help you learn how to navigate amongst the stars. You will learn star names, constellation stories and the planets in tonight’s sky.

Runners of The Wilderness Center
Jan 19 @ 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
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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

Tonight’s Sky Planetarium Show
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Discover your way around the night sky! The instructor will follow from one constellation to another to help you learn how to navigate amongst the stars. You will learn star names, constellation stories and the planets in tonight’s sky.

Jan
20
Sun
Closed Sundays Through Winter
Jan 20 all-day

The Interpretive Building will be closed on Sundays through the winter. We reopen for Sunday afternoons on April 7th. Please enjoy our trails!

Total Lunar Eclipse @ Astronomy Education Building
Jan 20 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm

If it is clear, the Astronomy Club will be viewing the Lunar Eclipse from the Astronomy Building Observatory. The Moon will begin moving into the Earth’s umbra (darkest shadow) at 10:30 pm and will be in total eclipse from 11:41 pm to 12:43 am.

Jan
23
Wed
Story Time: Bundle up for Snow!
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Winter weather calls for special clothes and wintry adventures. Explore your winter layers with books, songs, dancing, finger-plays and a dress-up activity. Bring your boots for a short winter hike if the weather is clear.

Jan
24
Thu
Homeschool for Middle Schoolers: Nature Writing Workshop @ The Wilderness Center
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

New this year! We’re offering sessions for middle school aged homeschoolers! These classes, geared for grades 7-9, will involve field studies and upper level concepts. Students will be working in the building and in the field and are encouraged to dress appropriately.

Nature can be the ideal muse for the written word. In this workshop, students in grades 7-9 will be exploring different styles of nature writing and creating small pieces on their own. Weather permitting, we’ll plan on a short winter walk to look for inspiration. We’ll finish the workshop with an optional sharing session, complete with hot chocolate or tea.

Cost: $4 per child for members, $8 for nonmembers


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