Baldwinsville Beaver Lake Nature Center welcomes all third, fourth and fifth graders for a week of fun, wintry activities from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 18 to 22. Each day will be packed with games, nature crafts and outdoor adventures. Register for just one day or all five; registration required, $30 per child, per day.
Winter Wonder Week
During school vacation Feb. 18 to 22, Beaver Lake Nature Center will celebrate the winter season. The day begins with an activity at 10 a.m. each day. Monday and Wednesday features a try snowshoeing clinic (if there is enough snow; please call to check conditions); Tuesday and Thursday feature a walk down to the lake edge to learn about ice harvest; and Friday features some fun in the snow building snow animals. Each afternoon at 1:30 p.m., the Creature Feature program offers kids a more in-depth look into the life of a species living around Beaver Lake. Visitors can then catch the 2 p.m. guided discovery hike to explore nature in winter, which will be on snowshoes if there is enough snow. Programs are free.
Movies for children
This February, the Children's Room at Beaver Lake Nature Center becomes a movie theater for nature videos at 3:45 p.m. every Monday afternoon. Elementary-age children can watch a different 25- to 45-minute film each week. Due to the size of the room, pre-registration is required. Each child must be accompanied by an adult during the movie. FREE
Feb. 18 Eyewitness: Insect (35 min.)
Feb. 25 Migration (25 min.)
Guided snowshoe hike
A guided night hike with a naturalist will be offered at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22. This is a special opportunity to experience the nocturnal side of Beaver Lake with a group. Registration is required beginning at 8 a.m. the day of the hike and space is limited. This program will be offered only when snow conditions are acceptable. Please call the Nature Center at 638-2519 that day to register and check conditions. Snowshoes may be rented from Beaver Lake for $3.