Upcoming Public Programs

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Geocaching for S’mores

Saturday, June 23rd 10am-12pm

Embark on a technology-based scavenger hunt while searching for a tasty treat. All equipment provided. Ages 5+. Reservations required.

$5/member or $8/non-member; $15/member family of 3+ or $24/non-member family of 3+

Register online by June 21st! Reservations required.

Family Archery

Saturday, June 23rd 1-3pm

Learn how to shoot safely with an instructor while competing in fun games. Designed for beginner to intermediate archers. All equipment provided. Ages 9+.

$8/member or $10/non-member; $24/member family of 3+ or $30/non-member family of 3+

Register online by June 21st! Reservations required.

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Carving Club

Sunday, June 24th 1-3pm

Participants receive hands on lessons regarding the fundamentals of wood carving from talented instructor, Ollie Heitkamp. Participants are responsible for bringing their own basic supplies. Ages 8+.

$15/member project or $20/non-member project; Contact Michelle to register.

Ollie’s Reading Club

Saturday, July 7th 11am-12pm

Read a new nature-themed book each month. Upon completion of the book, discuss your opinions and your insights with founding member, Ollie Heitkamp. All ages.

FREE! Register by calling the office by July 5th. Reservations required.

NEY SENIOR LEARNING SERIES: Aquatic Invasive Species

Thursday, July 19th 12-1:30pm

Designed for adults interested in learning more about wildlife, history, and conservation issues. In July, learn about local aquatic invasive species with DNR Specialist, Allison Gamble. Lunch included. Ages 50+.

$10/member or $12/non-member

Register online by July 12th! Reservations required.

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Carving Club

Sunday, July 22nd 1-3pm

Participants receive hands on lessons regarding the fundamentals of wood carving from talented instructor, Ollie Heitkamp. Participants are responsible for bringing their own basic supplies. Ages 8+.

$15/member project or $20/non-member project; Contact Michelle to register.

Live Animal Meet and Greet

Saturday, July 28th 4-5pm

Read animal stories and meet live animals up close! All ages.

$2/member or $3/non-member; $6/member family or $9/non-member family

Register online by July 26th! Reservations required.

Annual Moth Survey

Saturday, July 28th 8:30-10:30pm

Become a citizen scientist during National Moth Week as we use lights, sheets, and scents to attract and identify moths at the nature center. All ages.

FREE!

Pre-registration is not required for this program.

Ollie’s Reading Club

Saturday, August 4th 11am-12pm

Read a new nature-themed book each month. Upon completion of the book, discuss your opinions and your insights with founding member, Ollie Heitkamp. All ages.

FREE! Register by calling the office by August 2nd. Reservations required.

NEY SENIOR LEARNING SERIES: Life of a Pond

Thursday, August 16th 12-1:30pm

Designed for adults interested in learning more about wildlife, history, and conservation issues. In August, learn about the life of a pond with NNC founding member, Ollie Heitkamp.  Lunch included. Ages 50+.

$10/member or $12/non-member

Register online by August 9th! Reservations required.

NATURE CRAFT NIGHT: Embroidery 101

Friday, August 17th 6-8pm

Learn the basics of embroidery and create your own dragonfly design to take home! Ages 14+.

$20/member project or $25/non-member project

Register online by August 10th! Reservations required.

Family Kayaking

Saturday, August 18th 10-11:30am

Learn about kayaking equipment and techniques while paddling on Frog Pond! All equipment provided. Ages 9+.

$5/member or $8/non-member. Limited to 6 participants.

Register online by August 16th! Reservations required.

Youth Archery

Saturday, August 18th 1-3pm

Learn how to shoot safely with an instructor while competing in fun games. Designed for beginner to intermediate archers. All equipment provided. Ages 9+.

$8/member or $10/non-member; $24/member family of 3+ or $30/non-member family of 3+

Register online by August 16th! Reservations required.

Wood ducks

Carving Club

Sunday, August 26th 1-3pm

Participants receive hands on lessons regarding the fundamentals of wood carving from talented instructor, Ollie Heitkamp. Participants are responsible for bringing their own basic supplies. Ages 8+.

$15/member project or $20/non-member project; Contact Michelle to register.

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