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Thu 29 Sep
NATURE BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS
Thursday, September 29, 2022 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
Meet at the Nature Center and join in for the next meeting of the Nature Book Club! This month we're reading The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature by J. Drew Lanham. Come join in the discussion even if you haven't read the book! New members always welcome!
Sat 01 Oct
TREE WALK
Saturday, October 1, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
A park naturalist will lead a guided nature walk to see what is happening in the park as we transition to Fall, highlighting some of the tree species that make it so beautiful this time of year. Walk will be no more than 2 miles on easy trails. All ages welcome!
Sat 01 Oct
OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT
Saturday, October 1, 2022 07:00 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
Outdoor movie at the Nature Center! This week we follow the journey of two dogs and one cat as they make their way through wild forests to get back home to their loving family. This movie is rated G. Bring your own camp chairs or blanket to sit on! Please arrive early to set up your viewing area before the movie starts. In case of rain, we will show the movie inside the Nature Center, but please be aware that there is limited space indoors.
Sun 02 Oct
GUIDED HIKE
Sunday, October 2, 2022 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
Join a park naturalist for a guided hike to explore the trails of the Park and enjoy the beautiful fall colors! This hike will be easy-paced and about 2 miles. All ages are welcome!
Mon 03 Oct
LITTLE EXPLORERS – PUMPKINS
Monday, October 3, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
Stories, songs, and art projects from 10-10:30, then stay for some outdoor playtime! This week we'll focus on everyone's favorite seasonal fruit (yes, it is technically a fruit!) – the pumpkin! This program is most appropriate for ages 0-5, but all ages are always welcome!
Sat 08 Oct
FALL SCIENCE
Saturday, October 8, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
We all love the bright colors of fall leaves, but have you ever wondered why they change this time of year? We'll take a short walk to see how the trees are doing and discover the science behind the color-changing trees as we try some leaf color chemistry! All ages and abilities welcome!
Sat 08 Oct
OUTDOOR SKILLS: MAP AND COMPASS
Saturday, October 8, 2022 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
Want to become more of an outdoor person or improve your outdoor skills set? Our fall Outdoor Skills Series is for you! Navigation with a map and compass is an essential skill for hiking safety, and it's fun to learn too! No more relying on GPS! This program is geared towards beginners or those who need a refresher. No experience necessary. Most appropriate for ages 10 and up. This program will include a short walk to practice our new skills!
Sat 08 Oct
OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT
Saturday, October 8, 2022 07:00 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
Outdoor movie at the Nature Center! This week we're showing a world-renowned Japanese animation. A story of man vs. nature, gods vs. demons, a forest caught in between, and a dying warrior who risks it all to help with eyes unclouded by hate. This movie is rated PG-13. Bring your own camp chairs or blanket to sit on! Please arrive early to set up your viewing area before the movie starts. In case of rain, we will show the movie inside the Nature Center, but please be aware that there is limited space indoors.
Mon 10 Oct
LITTLE EXPLORERS – INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY
Monday, October 10, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
Stories, songs, and art projects from 10-10:30, then stay for some outdoor playtime! This week we'll honor Indigenous Peoples Day by exploring stories told by Native Americans. This program is most appropriate for ages 0-5, but all ages are always welcome!
Sat 15 Oct
OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT
Saturday, October 15, 2022 06:30 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
Outdoor movie at the Nature Center! This week fall in love with the forest as you follow the journey of a young prince – a baby deer who makes unlikely animal friends and learns the ins and outs of the forest he will one day rule. This movie is rated G. Bring your own camp chairs or blanket to sit on! Please arrive early to set up your viewing area before the movie starts. In case of rain, we will show the movie inside the Nature Center, but please be aware that there is limited space indoors.
Sun 16 Oct
GUIDED HIKE
Sunday, October 16, 2022 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
Join a park naturalist for a guided hike to explore the trails of the Park and enjoy the beautiful fall colors! This hike will be easy-paced and about 2 miles. All ages are welcome!
Mon 17 Oct
LITTLE EXPLORERS – SPIDERS
Monday, October 17, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
EEK! Spiders are not everyone's favorite bug. But we'll explore what makes spiders cool and why they are important in nature. Stories, songs, and art projects from 10-10:30, then stay for some outdoor playtime! This program is most appropriate for ages 0-5, but all ages are always welcome!
Sat 22 Oct
FALL SCAVENGER HUNT
Saturday, October 22, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
Join a park naturalist for a special fall-themed scavenger hunt along the trails of the park. All ages and abilities are welcome! Walk will be approximately 1 mile on easy trails. Unable or unwilling to join a group outing right now? Pick up a Fall Scavenger Hunt at the Nature Center and go with just your family!
Sat 22 Oct
OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT
Saturday, October 22, 2022 06:30 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
Outdoor movie at the Nature Center! This week is an adventure written by C.S. Lewis full of wild beasts, magic, and wardrobes. Watch four children fight to save their new friends and their marvelous land from an evil witch. This movie is rated PG. Bring your own camp chairs or blanket to sit on! Please arrive early to set up your viewing area before the movie starts. In case of rain, we will show the movie inside the Nature Center, but please be aware that there is limited space indoors.
Mon 24 Oct
LITTLE EXPLORERS – BATS
Monday, October 24, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
EEK! More creepy animals to explore this week as we talk about the only flying mammal, the bats! Stories, songs, and art projects from 10-10:30, then stay for some outdoor playtime! This program is most appropriate for ages 0-5, but all ages are always welcome!
Thu 27 Oct
NATURE BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS
Thursday, October 27, 2022 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
Join in for the next meeting of the Nature Book Club! Contact the Park Naturalist for this month's book selection.
Sat 29 Oct
CREEPY CREATURES HAUNTED HOUSE
Saturday, October 29, 2022 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
For one day only, the Nature Center will be taken over by the scariest creatures that call the Park home! There will be exhibits and activities for all ages – try some edible insects, check out some skulls, see some live creepy crawlies, visit the "Table of Yuck", trick-or-treat through the woods, and more! Family-friendly costumes encouraged!
Sat 29 Oct
HAUNTED TRAIL
Saturday, October 29, 2022 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
Adults and teens looking for a bigger scare? Take a self-guided trail through a forest full of monsters!
Sat 29 Oct
OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT
Saturday, October 29, 2022 06:30 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
Outdoor movie at the Nature Center! Think you're brave enough to watch a horror film in the woods at night? Test your bravery with this dark film based on "Hansel and Gretel" and follow them as they stumble upon the home of a witch in the forest. This movie is rated PG-13. Bring your own camp chairs or blanket to sit on! Please arrive early to set up your viewing area before the movie starts. In case of rain, we will show the movie inside the Nature Center, but please be aware that there is limited space indoors.
Sun 30 Oct
GUIDED HIKE
Sunday, October 30, 2022 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
Join a park naturalist for a guided hike to explore the trails of the Park and enjoy the beautiful fall colors! This hike will be easy-paced and about 2 miles. All ages are welcome!
Mon 31 Oct
LITTLE EXPLORERS – CREEPY CREATURES!
Monday, October 31, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
Spiders and snakes and bats, oh my! Explore creepy creatures this week at our nature-themed story and playtime! This program is most appropriate for ages 0-5, but all ages are always welcome! Costumes encouraged!