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October 2013

Winter Constellations

Event Date:  February 21, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm Be sure to bundle up and enjoy some hot chocolate as we take a look at different constellations after a short indoor introduction. Learn to use a star wheel, how to pick out planets, and hear stories about mythical figures in the sky. All ages (6 and up recommended) Free for members, $10 non-members Location Irvine Nature Center 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, MD 22117 United States See map: Google Maps

Maple Magic!

Event Date:  February 9, 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm There’s magic in our trees! Join Irvine’s Naturalists in a quest to make delicious maple syrup. Learn how to identify maple trees, properly tap a tree to collect its sugary sap, and convert the sticky fluid into syrup using Irvine’s enormous evaporator. It’s the perfect way to follow up a great pancake breakfast! All ages with adult. Free for members, $10 non-members Location Irvine Nature Center 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, MD 22117 United States See map: Google Maps

Delicious in a Jar: Caramel Apple Jam

Event Date:  January 26, 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm Learn the basics of home canning, an easy and fun way to savor seasonal flavors and support local farmers. After this short course, taught by jelly master Beth Lacey Gill, you'll be prepped for some practice canning before spring and summer bounties show up and need preserving. And you'll leave with your very own safely-canned jar of caramel apple jam. Appropriate for ages 12+. $25 members, $35 non-members Ask about a parent and child discount! Location Irvine Nature Center 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, MD 22117 United States See map: Google Maps

Meteor Shower Viewing

Event Date:  January 3, 2014 - 9:30pm - 10:30pm The Quadrantids Meteor Shower is set to peak January 2nd and 3rd. Paired with a nearly New Moon, we could be in for a good show! Hot chocolate will be provided. All ages with adult. Free for members, $10 non-members Please pre-register! Location Irvine Nature Center 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, MD 22117 United States See map: Google Maps

Youth Birding League

Event Date:  January 11, 2014 - 9:30am - 12:00pm Are you interested in nature but need more than a kids program? This naturalist led series introduces youth to competitive and scientific birding opportunities. Learn easy Identification techniques, how to bird on a team, and teach others all about birds. You will make new friends, learn to bird, and create many memorable moments! Ages 10 & up $10 members, $20 non-members Location Irvine Nature Center 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, MD 22117 United States See map: Google Maps

Junior Naturalists

Event Date:  January 18, 2014 - 9:30am - 12:00pm Is your child at home on our trails? Junior Naturalists is a great way for them to make friends with other nature nuts and spend time in the outdoors. We’ll keep warm with hiking, arts and crafts, keeping a nature journal, and being part of citizen science projects. Junior Naturalists learn to work as a team to explore, respect, and protect nature! Different age groups explore outdoors together and receive age appropriate Nature Journals. Snacks will be provided. Ages 5-6 and 7-9. 1 Session $25 Location Irvine Nature Center 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, MD 22117 United States See map: Google Maps

Migration Preparation

Event Date:  March 22, 2014 - 10:00am - 11:30am Birds have begun to fly back north and they need your help! Come find out how some birds migrate and take simple steps to make their journey a little bit easier. Ages 5 & up Children under 5 permitted with parental guidance Free! Location Irvine Nature Center 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, MD 22117 United States See map: Google Maps

Me and My Shadow

Event Date:  February 2, 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:15pm Did the groundhog see his shadow? Do you see yours? Join us to learn all about light and shadows through hands on activities and crafts. All ages $5 members/ $15 non-members Location Irvine Nature Center 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, MD 22117 United States See map: Google Maps

Ice Art

Event Date:  January 25, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm Use ice to create wondrous works of art, including a painting and a snowflake. Afterwards, we’ll warm our hands and bellies with some hot chocolate and marshmallows. All activities are indoors. Ages 6-10 Free! Location Irvine Nature Center 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, MD 22117 United States See map: Google Maps

Coping in the Cold

Event Date:  January 12, 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm What does your favorite animal do in the winter? Come spend time indoors and outdoors to learn how Maryland wildlife copes with cold wintery weather. All ages. Free! Location Irvine Nature Center 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, MD 22117 United States See map: Google Maps