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Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center 2021 Programs and Events Looking for a way to get out and explore the outdoors this year? Join us for a workshop or outdoor program or come visit the Wildlife Education Center. There is something for all ages and interests. Visit our web site at www.beavercreekwildlife.org for more information or follow us on our Facebook page.
Programs are offered free of charge. Donations are always appreciated!! ** Registration Required (C) Child/Family-Friendly Activity June ** (C) Saturday, June 12 from 10:00 – 12:00 and 1:00 – 3:00 – Build a BirdhouseEach session is limited to 10 participants and registration is required. Send contact information firstname.lastname@example.org. Kids age 7 and older and their adults can join Beaver Creek Wildlife Center volunteers under the pavilion and build their own bluebird house. The wood has been donated by Home Depot and all supplies will be provided.
(C) Saturday, June 19 from 1:00 – 4:30 – Nature Craft - Seashell Necklaces. Kids and their adults can join BCWEC volunteer Carolyn Roble under the pavilion and create a beautiful necklace using seashells and beads. All supplies will be provided.
Saturday, June 26 from 1:00 – 5:00 – Information on Honeybees. Local beekeeper George Stacy will be at the Wildlife Education Center all afternoon in the live animal room to talk about honeybees and pollination. He will answer questions from our visitors regarding the live honeybee display and about honeybees in general. These amazing insects are vital to our food production!
July Sunday, July 11 from 1:00 – 2:00 – 75 State Parks in 10 Days - Did you know Ohio has 75 State Parks? Join ODNR Naturalist Richelle Gatto under the pavilion at the Wildlife Education Center as she describes her whirlwind trek to visit every State Park in 10 days. Learn about and discover some hidden gems you might want to visit this year.
Saturday, July 17 from 1:00 – 5:00 – Flint Knapping and Arrow Making. Spend some time under the pavilion this afternoon and watch Lewis Hudson as he demonstrates how to make arrowheads from different materials and how to make arrows using the arrowheads. You can examine samples of his work, including knives, bows, and arrows, and ask questions. You can even try your hand making an arrowhead.
** (C) Saturday, July 17 from 1:00 – 4:30 – Nature Craft - Build a Terrarium. Supplies are limited. Registration is required by emailing your contact information to email@example.com. Kids and their adults can join BCWEC volunteer Carolyn Roble under the pavilion and create a beautiful terrarium in a clear jar using some interesting plants. All supplies will be provided.
(C) Saturday, July 24 from 1:00 – 2:00 and from 3:00 – 4:00 – Ohio Snakes and Turtles – Adults and kids can join Wildlife Education Center volunteer Kathy Cattrell under the pavilion and learn about some of Ohio’s common snakes and turtles.
(C) Sunday, July 25 from 1:00 – 2:00 – Tracks, Scat, and Splat. Join Naturalist Richelle Gatto under the pavilion at the Wildlife Education Center for a fun family activity that allows you to become a Detective of Wildlife and identify the things wildlife “leave behind.” This program will include a hands-on craft for kids of all ages!
August Saturday, August 7 from 10:00 – 5:00 – Wildlife and Nature Photography Art Show. The area under the pavilion will become an art exhibit for the weekend. Come and enjoy the beautiful pictures and cast your vote for the top 10 People’s Choice Award.
Sunday, August 8 from 10:00 – 3:00 - Wildlife and Nature Photography Art Show. The area under the pavilion will become an art exhibit for the weekend. Come and enjoy the beautiful pictures. The Ohio Falconry group will have birds on display from 10 - 2.
Saturday, August 14 from 11:00 – noon – Spotted Lanternfly Workshop. Join Bryan Weyant, Wildlife/Forestry Specialist with Columbiana Soil and Water Conservation District, in the classroom at the Wildlife Education Center for an informative program on this invasive species that may become a problem in Ohio soon. His presentation will cover identification and life cycle of the Spotted Lanternfly, identification of the host plant, the Tree of Heaven, the impact on our natural resources, control efforts and management practices, monitoring techniques, and informational resources.
(C) Sunday, August 15 from 1:00 – 2:00 – Ohio Amphibians. Join Naturalist Richelle Gatto under the pavilion and learn about some of Ohio’s amazing amphibians. She will talk about their characteristics and how to identify them and have some special visitors to show.
** (C) Saturday, August 21 from 1:00 – 4:30 – Animal Tracks. Kids and their adults can join BCWEC volunteer Carolyn Roble under the pavilion and learn about and make stamped animal track images and match them with pictures of the animal. All supplies will be provided.
Saturday, August 21 from 1:00 – 5:00 – Wood Carving Demonstration. Spend some time under the pavilion this afternoon and watch Lewis Hudson as he demonstrates how to carve wooden items from various types of wood. You can examine samples of his work and ask questions.
(C) Sunday, August 29 from 1:00 – 2:00 – Owls of Ohio. Whooooo would like to learn more about Ohio’s owls? Join Naturalist Richelle Gatto under the pavilion at the Wildlife Center as she shows taxidermy mounts of the common owls and discusses their characteristics and calls.
September Saturday, September 11 and Sunday September 12 from 1:00 - 5:00 - Muskox Down Spinning Demonstration. Beaver Creek Wildlife Center volunteer Deb Eells will be demonstrating how to spin Muskox down into yarn in the North American Room. Deb will later finish spinning the down into yarn that she will knit into a pair of beautiful mittens this winter. Muskox down items are warmer than any other fiber and are softer than cashmere. These mittens will be one of the Wildlife Center raffle items during the 2022 season, with the drawing taking place in October 2022.
(C) Saturday, September 18 from 1:00 – 4:30 – Christmas Tree Ornament. Kids and their adults can join Carolyn Roble under the pavilion as they make their own Christmas tree ornament from tree cookies and other items found in nature.
Saturday, September 25 from 1 - 4 - Geology Road Show. Join Wildlife Center volunteer and geologist Cheryl Mattevi under the pavilion and learn about rocks and minerals and fossils. Learn where to find them and how to manage a collection. Participants are welcome to bring their own specimens for identification and some extras if you would like to swap for something new!
Saturday and Sunday, October 2 and 3 from 10:00 - 5:00 the Wildlife Education Center will be open for extended hours on the last weekend of the 2021 season. At 4:00 on Sunday, October 3 will be the raffle drawing for the bentwood rocking chair and handmade quilt. Raffle tickets can be purchased in the gift shop at the Wildlife Center when open for visitation.