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Paint by Nature
Join us at Memorial Park to take a walk on your creative side. We will paint beautiful pictures of native animals on natural mediums. These pieces of art will be inspired by our very own animals in the zoo! You will have the option to choose a paint by number format (suggested for our younger and beginner painters) or to add your own artistic flare to a pre-prepared stencil. This program is open to ages 8 years and up. Each participant MUST register if you want to paint. The fee for ACC residents is $12.00 and non-ACC residents is $18.00. We will follow ACC guidelines for wearing masks indoors during high transmission periods. A notification will be sent out before the program about the status of masks indoors.
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Paint by Nature- Owl Under the Midnight Moon 
8 and up N/A 10/12/2022
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Memorial Park - Recreation Hall
$12.00 Res, $18.00 Non-Res
 
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Paint by Nature- Harvest Fox 
8 and up N/A 11/09/2022
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Memorial Park - Recreation Hall
$12.00 Res, $18.00 Non-Res

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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Star Watch- Jupiter and Saturn 
N/A N/A 10/28/2022
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Sandy Creek Park - Visitor's Center
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res

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 an adult. Registration is not required. Masks required on hikes.
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Naturalist Walk 
1 - 100 N/A Sa  09/03/2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Foyer
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
Naturalist Walk
 
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Naturalist Walk 
1 - 100 N/A Sa  11/05/2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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: Winter Dates: Thursdays February 3, 10, 17, 24 Spring Dates: Thursdays May 5, 12, 19, 26 Masks will be required for adults.
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Babies and Beasties 
1.06 - 2 N/A Th  10/06/2022 - 10/27/2022
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Full Classroom
$12.00 Res, $18.00 Non-Res
Immerse your child in nature through sounds, movements, and live animals. Learn how to help your toddler discover nature.

Knee High Naturalists
This fall our focus is on nature art. We will keep a journal and use it during classes. We will make bark rubbings, draw leaves, and keep notes of animals we see. Each class we will meet a live animal. Join us this fall as we become artists and scientists. Ages: 3-5 years, with adult Program Date: Winter: Alternate Wednesdays, September 7th-November 16th Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Masks are required.
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Knee High Naturalists Fall Adventures 
3 - 5 N/A 09/07/2022 - 11/16/2022
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Full Classroom
$24.00 Res, $36.00 Non-Res
An adult must attend with registered child. This fall our focus on nature art. We will keep a journal and use it during classes. We will make bark rubbings, draw leaves, and keep notes of animals we see. Each class we will meet a live animal. Join u

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 a registered adult. This program is not scholarship eligible. Masks are required.
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Fall Skies 
5 - 100 N/A Sa  09/17/2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Planetarium
$2.00 Res, $3.00 Non-Res
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The Myth of Andromeda  
5 - 100 N/A Sa  10/15/2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Planetarium
$2.00 Res, $3.00 Non-Res
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Tour of the Solar System 
5 - 100 N/A Sa  11/19/2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Planetarium
$2.00 Res, $3.00 Non-Res
Tour of the Solar System

Tales on the Porch
Transport yourself to a time of the past when evenings were a great time to sit by a fire and listen to a story. Storyteller, Jackie Elsner, will tell the tale "The Hound" by William Faulkner by a campfire. Before the story begins, visit the inside of the 1810 log house, enjoy a small fire to roast marshmallows and enjoy a hot beverage while sharing your own stories. Date: October 21 Time: 7:30-8:30pm Ages: 13 years and up Fee: $3 fee only, pre-registration
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Tales on the Porch 
13 and up N/A 10/21/2022
07:30 PM - 08:30 PM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Log House
$3.00 Res, $3.00 Non-Res

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