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COVID-19 Safety Updates:

We will be requiring pre-registration for this free event and limiting attendance to 18 participants to comply with safe social-distancing protocols. In addition, we will be hosting the event outside, the Nature Center is closed to the public. Please dress for an adventure outdoors.

The Nature Center is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5 p.m. The trails remain open dawn to dusk each day.


Drop-in and Discover begins at 11:00 a.m


Looking for something wild to do? Nature comes alive Saturday mornings at Asbury Woods. Stop in each week for a new hands-on, minds-on, staff-facilitated educational activity that are free and open to the public. Each week will offer a new experience to discover.

Presented by UMPC Health Plan.


Pre-registration required. EVERYONE must register, children and adults.

Big Oak Tree

December 26: Celebrate the Mighty Oak Tree

Hike out to the Grandfather Tree, Asbury Woods' own mighty oak, for an outdoor story time with Miss Jess where we'll follow the life of an acorn that was planted more than 200 years ago and learn more about this wonderful tree. This is a great opportunity for some fresh air after the winter holiday!


Winter Trivia


January 2: Winter Trivia

Start your year off by exercising your brain on this Winter Trivia Walk with Mr. Steve.  A guided hike along the trails will lead you to a variety of winter and nature-themed questions and clues. With a variety of difficulty levels, this trivia walk will be fun for every child in your family and the grown-ups too!





Foxy Fun Facts


January 9: Foxy Fun Facts

Join Miss Melissa for a fox-tastic fun morning learning about the wild foxes that sometimes visit us here at Asbury Woods and creating your own paper fox puppet to take home.






Photo Scavenger Hunt


January 16: Photo Scavenger Hunt

Using your mobile device or borrowing one of ours, Miss Kelley will lead us on an outdoor winter scavenger hunt, where we'll snap pictures of our finds along the way.





Winter Trail Art


January 23: Winter Trail Art

Join Miss Sarah on a short hike to collect natural items on the trails and create temporary artwork along the trails.  Using twigs, sticks, cones, berries, and more, families will create artwork for the enjoyment of our trail users.



Shadows


January 30: Shadow Art

With Groundhog Day just days away, let's have some fun creating artwork using shadows with Miss Jessica! We'll learn a little bit about shadows and then with bright lights and a variety of objects, we'll create some shadows and use them to make one-of-a-kind masterpieces.





Catch A Falling Snowflake


February 6: Catch a Falling Snowflake

Catch falling snowflakes and look at them under a magnifying glass.  We'll marvel at the amazing shapes and designs nature can make with each snowflake being a unique piece of temporary art. Then join Mr. Steve as she shows us how to make a snowflake, that won’t melt, to take home.




Valentine With Scales


February 13: Does Your Valentine Have Scales?

Who is Miss Melissa’s valentine?  The Asbury Woods reptiles, of course!  Learn about the amazing reptiles at Asbury Woods and find out why Miss Melissa loves them so much.






Weather At The Woods


February 20: What's the Weather at the Woods?

Join Miss Kelley and use some simple weather tools to measure the weather, observe clouds, and discover the coldest and the warmest spots outdoors.






Bird Birthday Cake


February 27: Bird Birthday Cake

In honor of her bird-loving daughter's birthday, Miss Jessica will show us how to make bird seed birthday cakes to share with our local feathered friends. We'll also learn some interesting facts about the birds that visit the Asbury Woods bird feeders this time of year.


Drop-in and Discover Presented By:

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