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Star Watch
Come join us at Sandy Creek Park, for a guided tour of the night sky. Programs will be scheduled to highlight the astronomical events throughout the year.
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  $2.00 General Admission ONLY
Star Watch- Perseid Meteor Shower With Jupiter & Saturn 
1 - 100 N/A Th  08/12/2021
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Sandy Creek Park - Visitor's Center
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
This is a heavily weather dependent event
There is no extra charge for this event, just the standard park admission fee. $2.00 per person from ages 4-64.

Naturalist Walk
Join naturalists as we discover the beauty around us in each season. Bring binoculars, a camera, and a sense of adventure. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a registered adult.
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August Naturalist Walk 
2 - 110 N/A Sa  08/07/2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Outdoor Classroom
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
 
  No Registration Required
November Naturalist Walk 
2 - 110 N/A Sa  11/06/2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Outdoor Classroom
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
 
  No Registration Required
October Naturalist Walk 
2 - 110 N/A Sa  10/02/2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Outdoor Classroom
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
 
  No Registration Required
September Naturalist Walk 
2 - 110 N/A Sa  09/04/2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Outdoor Classroom
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
 
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Creek Walk 
4 and up N/A Sa  07/31/2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Walker Hall Complex
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
We will hike in Sandy Creek. Please wear closed toed shoes.

Nature's Trading Post
The trading post is open! Trade one or two objects you have found in nature for points or other natural objects in our collection. Visit accgov.com/scnc for a list of approved tradable items.
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Nature's Trading Post 
N/A N/A Sa  06/05/2021 - 08/07/2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Foyer
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
 
  No Registration Required
Nature's Trading Post 
N/A N/A Sa  09/04/2021 - 11/06/2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Foyer
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res

Adopt A Stream Workshop
Interested in adopting a waterway near you? Join us for the chemical and macroinvertebrate workshops to learn more about the qualities of clean water.
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Adopt A Stream Workshop Fall 
13 and up N/A Sa  10/02/2021
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Walker Hall Complex
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
Participate in either one or both monitoring activities. Class will be held mainly outdoors.

Land Art with Chris Taylor
Local Athens land artist Chris Taylor is teaming with Sandy Creek Nature Center to offer a nature land art class for adults and kids. The program will be for a different age group each month. September will be for Adults, October for ages 5-7 and November 8-12. Participants will hike a trail and use their imagination to create land art. Chris will guide the participants to create works of art.
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Land Art with Chris Taylor for adults 
18 and up N/A Sa  09/25/2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Outdoor Classroom
$10.00 Res, $15.00 Non-Res
 
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Land Art with Chris Taylor for ages 5-7 
5 - 7 N/A Sa  10/02/2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Outdoor Classroom
$8.00 Res, $12.00 Non-Res
 
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Land Art with Chris Taylor for ages 8-12 
8 - 12 N/A Sa  11/13/2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Outdoor Classroom
$8.00 Res, $12.00 Non-Res

Nature Center Events
Special events that occur at Sandy Creek Nature Center. Programs may be in person or virtual. Events occur throughout the year.
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Tales on the Porch 
13 and up N/A 11/05/2021
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Log House
$3.00 Res, $5.00 Non-Res
 
  No Registration Required
Pirate Day 
N/A N/A Sa  09/18/2021
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Outdoor Classroom
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res

Babies and Beasties
Babies & Beasties Series Immerse your child in nature through sounds, movements, and live animals. Learn how to help your toddler discover nature. Ages: 18 months – 2 years old, with adult Program Dates: Thursdays, November 4, 11, 18 Time: 10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
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Babies and Beasties 
1.06 - 2 N/A Th  11/04/2021 - 11/18/2021
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Classroom #1
$12.00 Res, $18.00 Non-Res

Knee High Naturalists
This fall our focus will be using other senses to enjoy nature. We will see what it is like to color in the dark, go on a hike without our use of sound, and try some science activities that involve taste and smell. Join us as we explore other ways to enjoy nature. Ages: 3-5 years, with adult Program Date: Alternate Wednesdays, September 8-November 17th Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
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Knee High Naturalists 
3 - 5 N/A 09/08/2021 - 11/17/2021
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Classroom #1
$24.00 Res, $36.00 Non-Res

Journey Through the Stars
Join us for our planetarium program in the Sky Center. We will journey through the night sky, exploring the great beyond. Ages: Ages 5 and up. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
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November Planetary Fun 
5 and up N/A Sa  11/20/2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Planetarium
$2.00 Res, $3.00 Non-Res
 
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October Spooky Skies 
5 and up N/A Sa  10/16/2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Planetarium
$2.00 Res, $3.00 Non-Res
 
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September Fall Skies 
5 and up N/A Sa  09/18/2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Planetarium
$2.00 Res, $3.00 Non-Res

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