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Sat 25 Jan
Science of Snow
Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
We all know that snow is that beautiful white stuff that falls from the sky this time of year. But how does it form? What are the different types? (Did you even know there were different types?) Come find out everything you never knew you wanted to know about snow AND try some snow science experiments too! We'll use some easy kitchen chemistry to play with the properties of ice, make our own snowstorm, and more! All ages and abilities welcome!
Sun 26 Jan
Introduction to Hiking Series
Sunday, January 26, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Point Au Roche State Park

Would you love to start hiking but don't know how to start? Are you intimidated by trying to decide where to go, what to bring, or what to expect? Would you like to meet other hikers at the same experience level as you? Join the Park Naturalist and special guests for a series of programs aimed at the beginning hiker. Each week will cover a different topic such as basic packing and gear, outdoor and hiking safety, basic map and compass, increasing your nature observation skills, and more! Each week we'll have a short lesson and then head out for a hike together. Come for one session or for them all!. All ages welcome

Mon 27 Jan
Little Exploerers- Winter Trees
Monday, January 27, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park

Join a park naturalist for our nature-themed story and playtime for ages 0-5. Come for stories, songs, and art projects from 10-10:30, then stay for some outdoor playtime! What happened to all the leaves? Why are some trees still green? Come explore this week's theme of winter trees to find out!

Thu 30 Jan
Nature Book Club for Adults
Thursday, January 30, 2020 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 will be reading Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv. This best-selling book discusses how today's children are disconnected from nature, the problems this causes, and what we can do to fix it! Come join in the discussion of this very important topic-even if you haven't read the book!