Upcoming Public Programs

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Christmas Bird Count

Saturday, December 14th 8:00am-4:00pm

Help the Ney Nature Center to record resident and migratory bird statistics. Count from home or join us at the Education Building between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. All ages. FREE!

For previous Christmas Bird Count information click here. Pre-registration is not required for this event.

 

Homeschool Series: Renewable Energy

Tuesday, December 17th 1-3pm

Programs designed just for homeschool classes! In December, learn about renewable energy including solar and wind energy. Ages 10-15. Supervisory adults may attend for free.

$5 per student

Reservations required online by December 15th.

 

Lifelong Learner Lunch: Prairie Ecology

Thursday, December 19th 12-1:30pm

Discover a new topic each month as we explore local wildlife, history, and conservation issues. For the month of December, learn about Prairie Ecology from Naturalist Beth Beuch. Lunch included. Ages 18+.

$10 per member or $12 per non-member

Reservations required online by December 12th.

 

Winter Solstice Hike

Saturday, December 21st 1-3pm

Join a naturalist on a hike to celebrate the Winter Solstice. All ages.

$3 per member or $5 per non-member

$9 per member family of 3+ or $15 per non-member family of 3+

Reservations required online by December 19th.

 

Winter Explorer’s Camp – Level 1

Thursday and Friday, December 26-27th 9am-4pm

Winter break doesn’t have to be a bore! Snowshoeing, snow-forts, and more! Grade K-4th.

$84 per member or $99 per non-member

Reservations required online by December 19th.

 

Winter Explorer’s Camp – Level 2

Monday and Tuesday, December 30th-31st 9am-4pm

Winter break doesn’t have to be a bore! Snowshoeing, snow-forts, and more! Grade 5th+.

$84 per member or $99 per non-member

Reservations required online by December 23rd.

 

Homeschool Series: Snowshoeing

Tuesday, January 7th 1-3pm

Programs designed just for homeschool classes! In January, learn about snowshoe history and techniques before embarking on a guided snowshoe hike with a naturalist guide. All equipment provided. Supervisory adults may attend for free. Ages 7+.

$5 per student

Reservations required online by January 5th.

 

Full Moon Snowshoe

Saturday, January 11th 6-7:30pm

Enjoy the park after dark while embarking on a snowshoe hike with a naturalist guide. If the sky is clear, peer through a telescope to view the moon up close! All equipment provided. Ages 7+.

$3 per member or $5 per non-member

$9 per member family of 3+ or $15 per non-member family of 3+

Reservations required online by January 9th.

 

Snowshoe Lacing

Scouts Only: Snowshoeing

Sunday, January 12th 2-4pm

Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Boy Scouts are invited to join us for these exciting adventures! In January, learn about snowshoe history and techniques before embarking on a guided snowshoe hike with a naturalist guide. All equipment provided. Supervisory adults may attend for free. Ages 7+.

$5 per scout

Reservations required online by January 10th

 

Lifelong Learner Lunch: Snow Science

Thursday, January 16th 12-1:30pm

Discover a new topic each month as we explore local wildlife, history, and conservation issues. In January, learn about the science behind snow. Lunch included. Ages 18+.

$10 per member or $12 per non-member

Reservations required online by January 9th.

 

Homeschool Series: Tracks & Signs

Tuesday, January 21st 1-3pm

Programs designed just for homeschool classes! In January, learn about and explore for animal tracks and signs while hiking through the park with a naturalist guide. Supervisory adults may attend for free. Ages 7+.

$5 per student

Reservations required online by January 19th.

 

Family Snowshoeing

Saturday, January 25th 1-2:30pm

Learn about snowshoe history and techniques before embarking on a snowshoe hike with a naturalist guide. All equipment provided. Ages 7+.

$3 per member or $5 per non-member

$9 per member family of 3+ or $15 per non-member family of 3+

Reservations required online by January 23rd.

 

Beginner Cross-Country Skiing

Saturday, February 1st 1-3pm

Learn about cross-country ski equipment and techniques before taking a beginner-rated tour with an instructor. All equipment provided. Ages 10+.

$3 per member or $5 per non-member

$9 per member family of 3+ or $15 per non-member family of 3+.

Reservations required online by January 30th.

 

Homeschool Series: Cross-Country Skiing

Tuesday, February 11th 1-3pm

Programs designed just for homeschool classes! Learn about cross-country ski equipment and techniques before embarking on a beginner-rated tour. All equipment provided. Supervisory adults may attend for free. Ages 10+.

$5 per student

Reservations required online by February 9th.

 

Candlelight Event

Saturday, February 15th 6-8:30pm

Luminaires will light your way as you snowshoe, hike, or cross-country ski on the trails. All ages. FREE!

Ski and snowshoe rentals are available for $3 per member or $5 per non-member; $9 per member family of 3+ or $15 per non-member family of 3+. Ski rentals for ages 10+. Snowshoe rentals for ages 7+.

Pre-registration is not required for this event.

 

Scouts Only: Cross Country Skiing

Sunday, February 16th 2-4pm

Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Boy Scouts are invited to join us for these exciting adventures! Learn about cross-country ski equipment and techniques before embarking on a beginner-rated tour. All equipment provided. Supervisory adults may attend for free. Ages 10+.

$5 per scout

Reservations required online by February 14th.

 

Lifelong Learner Lunch: Solar System

Thursday, February 20th 12-1:30pm

Discover a new topic each month as we explore local wildlife, history, and conservation issues. In February, learn about the solar system and space. Lunch included. Ages 18+.

$10 per member or $12 per non-member.

Reservations required online by February 13th.

 

 

Family Snowshoeing

Saturday, February 22nd 1-2:30pm

Learn about snowshoe history and techniques before embarking on a snowshoe hike with a naturalist guide. All equipment provided. Ages 7+.

$3 per member or $5 per non-member

$9 per member family of 3+ or $15 per non-member family of 3+

Reservations required online by February 20th.

 

Homeschool Series: Winter Ecology

Tuesday, February 25th 1-3pm

Programs designed just for homeschool classes! Learn about how animals survive in the winter with an instructor. Supervisory adults may attend for free. Ages 5+.

$5 per student

Reservations required online by February 23rd.

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