August 2011 Nature Center Events

July 25, 2011

The John T. Huston-Dr. John D. Brumbaugh Nature Center of the University of Mount Union will host a variety of events during the month of August.  

All events are free and open to the public. No registration is required, unless otherwise noted. The Nature Center is located six miles south of Mount Union on Daniel Street, just off Route 183. For more information, contact the Nature Center at (330) 823-7487 or visit www.mountunion.edu/nature-center.
 
August Events
Wednesday, August 3
Kids in the Garden FBI: Fun Bug Investigating
9 a.m. – Noon
*Registration is required and will begin July 5
The morning will begin by caring for the Children’s Garden, followed by a snack. Children will learn about major groups of bugs that are found in the garden and simple characteristics of each common group. After learning about some of these common insects, children will explore the gardens to see what they can collect.
 
Sunday, August 7
Folk Jam
2 p.m.
Participants are encouraged to bring an instrument or just come to listen.  Beginners are welcome.
  
Saturday, August 13
Bird Banding
8 – 10 a.m.
Al Eibel will set up mist nets to capture songbirds. He will then band each bird and collect data such as species, sex, age, mass, wing length and general health. The birds will then be released. Bird banding allows scientists to collect information about bird’s age, distribution, migration and reproduction.
 
Sunday, August 14
Walk with a Naturalist
2 p.m.
Come explore the Nature Center with a naturalist.  These leisurely discovery walks last 1 ½ to 2 hours. 
 
Thursday, August 18
Woods Walkers
10 – 11:30 a.m.
*Registration is required
Woods Walkers is a program designed for 6 and 7 year olds. Each month this summer, the Nature Center will examine a section of its woods.
 
Sunday, August 21
Walk with a Naturalist
2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4 p.m.
Come hike the entire Nature Center including the North Woods, Old Woods and Barn/Pond areas.  Tours will cover ecology, tree identification, geology and local history. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.
 
Wednesday, August 24
Preschoolers & Partners: Let’s Look at Planets!
10 – 11 a.m.
*Registration is required and will begin Wednesday, July 25
Preschoolers and Partners is designed for 4 and 5 year olds, who must be accompanied by an adult partner. Let’s Look at Planets! will include the explora­tion of Earth and Pluto, story-time, a simple craft and a snack.
 
Saturday, August 27
Bird Banding
8 – 10 a.m.
Al Eibel will set up mist nets to capture songbirds. He will then band each bird and collect data such as species, sex, age, mass, wing length and general health. The birds will then be released. Bird banding allows scientists to collect information about bird’s age, distribution, migration and reproduction.
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