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Owl Prowl
Explore the woods at night in search of owls. We will learn about owls in the area then call for them on the trails. Bring a flashlight. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a registered adult.
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Owl Prowl 
5 and up N/A 02/17/2023
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Classroom #1
$2.00 Res, $3.00 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.
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Naturalist walk March 
N/A N/A Sa  03/04/2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Foyer
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
 
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Naturalist walk April 
N/A N/A Sa  04/01/2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Foyer
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
 
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Naturalist walk May 
N/A N/A  

$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res

Adopt A Stream Workshop
Interested in adopting a waterway near you? Join us for the chemical and bacteria workshops to learn more about the qualities of clean water. Wear shoes and clothes that can get wet. Register by April 12th at 5pm to reserve your space. Ages: 13 and up Free.
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Adopt A Stream Workshop Spring 2023 
13 and up N/A Sa  04/15/2023
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Walker Hall Complex
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res

Family Fishing
Come out and enjoy family fishing at Claypit Pond. We provide bait and cane fishing poles. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a registered adult. Ages: 4 and up Fee: $5/ACC resident, $7.50/Non-ACC resident. Registration required one day in advance.
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Family Fishing April 
4 and up N/A Sa  04/22/2023
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Walker Hall Complex
$5.00 Res, $7.50 Non-Res
 
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Family Fishing May 
4 and up N/A 05/19/2023
05:30 PM - 07:00 PM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Walker Hall Complex
$5.00 Res, $7.50 Non-Res

Log House Open House
Open House “Log House”- Join us as we open the doors to the Log House and explore life in earlier times. Ages: 3 years-Adults (children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult) Date: April 29th Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m. Fee: $3/person, pre-registration is not required Special events are not scholarship eligible for events with a fee.
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Log House Open House 
3 and up N/A Sa  04/29/2023
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Log House
$3.00 Res, $3.00 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: Winter Dates: Thursdays February 3, 10, 17, 24 Spring Dates: Thursdays May 5, 12, 19, 26
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Babies and Beasties 
1.06 - 2 N/A Th  02/02/2023 - 02/23/2023
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.
 
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Babies and Beasties 
1.06 - 2 N/A Th  05/04/2023 - 05/25/2023
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Full Classroom
$12.00 Res, $18.00 Non-Res
An adult must attend with registered child.

Knee High Naturalists
This winter we will focus on experiments. And use butt breathing animals as inspiration for our activities. Ages: 3-5 years, with adult Program Date: Winter: Alternate Wednesdays, September 7th-November 16th Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m. This spring our focus is on how science and math connect us to nature. Be ready to explore outside. Ages: 3-5 years, with adult Program Date: Winter: Alternate Wednesdays, March 1st -May 10th Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
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Knee High Naturalists Spring 
3 - 5 N/A 03/01/2023 - 05/10/2023
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Full Classroom
$24.00 Res, $36.00 Non-Res
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Knee High Naturalists Winter 
3 - 5 N/A 01/11/2023 - 02/22/2023
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Full Classroom
$12.00 Res, $18.00 Non-Res
An adult must attend with registered child.

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.
  • Sneak Peek Planetarium from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
  • Following each show we will have the doors opened to anyone that wants to take a sneak peek at the planetarium without sitting through a show. Sit back for a few minutes and enjoy musical selections to fit the view.
  • Please note groups with 10 or more people need to call and schedule a show.
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Moons of Our Solar System 
5 and up N/A Sa  04/15/2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Planetarium
$5.00 Res, $7.50 Non-Res
 
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Planetarium Trivia 
5 and up N/A Sa  02/18/2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Planetarium
$2.00 Res, $3.00 Non-Res
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Spring Skies 
5 and up N/A Sa  03/18/2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Planetarium
$5.00 Res, $7.50 Non-Res
 
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The Planets of Our Solar System 
5 and up N/A Sa  05/20/2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Planetarium
$5.00 Res, $7.50 Non-Res

Spring Break Family Fun
Clarke County School District spring break week is April 4-8th. SCNC is offering a variety of activities for families to do while out of school. Some programs have a fee and require pre-registration. Galaxy Gallery Explore our Milky Way galaxy and beyond during this special planetarium program. To top off our galaxy explorations, we will create galaxy shirts. Participants will need to bring their own black shirts. Nature Center staff will provide the materials to turn the shirts into wearable art. Date: April 4 Time: 10-11:30am Ages: 5-adults, children under 13 must be accompanied by a registered adult. All participants must register. Fee: $5/ACC, $7.50/Non-ACC. Pre-registration required. Tracks and Signs Hike Search for animal tracks and other signs along the trails as we hike the property. Learn how to properly make a plaster cast and take your own home. Date: April 5 Time: 10-11:30am Ages: 5-adults, children under 13 must be accompanied by a registered adult. All participants must register. Fee: $5/ACC, $7.50/Non-ACC. Pre-registration required. Family Fishing Come out and enjoy family fishing at Claypit Pond. We provide bait and cane fishing poles Date: April 6 Time: 10-11:30am Ages: 5-adults, children under 13 must be accompanied by a registered adult. All participants must register. Fee: $5/ACC, $7.50/Non-ACC. Pre-registration required. Do you want an activity to do while visiting the nature center but want to keep your own schedule? Check out a back pack, complete a scavenger hunt and make a craft in the activity cubbies in the classroom.
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Galaxy Gallery Planetarium Show 
5 and up N/A Tu  04/04/2023
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Full Classroom
$5.00 Res, $7.50 Non-Res
 
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Family Fishing 
4 and up N/A Th  04/06/2023
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Walker Hall Complex
$5.00 Res, $7.50 Non-Res
 
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Tracks and Signs Hike 
5 and up N/A 04/05/2023
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Foyer
$5.00 Res, $7.50 Non-Res

Sandy Creek Trekkers
Hiking class for 6-8 year olds. We will trek through the woods each class and discover what nature has to offer.
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Winter Sandy Creek Trekkers 
6 - 8 N/A Sa  01/14/2023 - 02/11/2023
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Foyer
$16.00 Res, $20.00 Non-Res
Discover what our winter has to offer and we explore the nature center woods.

Valentine's Day Planetarium
Join us for an adult planetarium program. First enjoy a catered dinner from Donderos ' , dessert included and follow up with a planetarium program for adults. An additional fee can be paid to have your children (4 years and older) participate in a program while you enjoy date night. The additional fee is $5 per child. Please feed children dinner before arriving. Come relax at the nature center for a Valentine's day treat.
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Love you to the moon and back 
18 - 100 N/A Tu  02/14/2023
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Classroom #1
$35.00 Res, $35.00 Non-Res
Enjoyed a catered dinner by a local restaurant followed by a planetarium show.

Celebrate Wetlands Day!
Celebrate our wetlands by enjoying an afternoon dedicated to them. Exhibitors from a variety of organizations will bring macroinvertebrates, touch tanks, a VR (virtual reality) marsh walk, and hike through the wetlands at Sandy Creek. Wear shoes that can get wet and muddy! Ages: All, children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Date: March 25 Time: 1:00-4:00pm Fee: Free
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Celebrate Wetlands! 
N/A N/A Sa  03/25/2023
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Exhibit Hall
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res

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