There’s always something going on at
Carrie Murray Nature Center.

Carrie Murray Events: Outdoor fun for all ages
Events in Spring 2018

Birthday parties in the wild.
Celebrate with some
real party animals
Bring your students
to the great outdoors.
Get the Carrie Murray
Nature Center’s
Educator’s Packet
Ask about our staff
bringing an animal
program
to your school
or festival

Pre-Registration is often requested. Please call (410) 396-0808

Full information about each event follows.

Saturday, January 20:

Squirrels Are People Too

(12 p.m.–2 p.m.)
This is a FREE event.

Did you know a group of squirrels is called a “scurry”? In recognition of “Squirrel Appreciation Day”, come honor our mischievous tree dwelling neighbors! Learn all about how they store food, plant trees, and about all the different species.

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Saturday, January 27:

Serpents are Sassy

(12 p.m.–2 p.m.)
This is a FREE event.

Did you know that February 1st is “National Serpent Day”? Serpent Day is a day of reflection and coming to grips with our fears. Its unique, slithering form has long been associated with wisdom and power, used for either good or evil. Either way, it is apparent that the serpent deserves a day dedicated to its position in culture over the last few thousand years. In all honesty, where would Adam and Eve be without the third party?

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Saturday, February 10:

Spread the Word, Feed a Bird!

(12 p.m.–2 p.m.)
$2/person

February was proclaimed “National Bird Feeding Month” in 1994.

It was named so because February is the most difficult month for wild birds in the U.S.

Come make bird feeders with us so you can bring them home and help out your neighborhood friends. Help your little feathered friends and visit some of ours!

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Friday, February 16:

Couples Owl Prowl

(6 p.m.–9 p.m.)
$40/couple or $20/individual

No Pets Please
No Open Toed Shoes
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Saturday, February 24:

Polar Bears for Global Cooling!

(12 p.m.–2 p.m.)
This is a FREE event.

February 27 is “National Polar Bear Day”!

Every year, this global event draws attention to the challenges polar bears face in a warming Arctic—and how we each can help.

Change starts with knowledge. Join us and improve your knowledge on global warming so that you can help make a change.

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Saturday, March 10:

Homage to Owls

(12 p.m.–2 p.m.)
This is a FREE event.

The International Festival of Owls takes place in March and is a fundraiser for the International Owl Center.

In honor of this we are having our own homage.

Join our owls for an owl program, owl pellet dissecting, and making owl masks.

This is a great event for the whole family!

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Saturday, March 17:

It’s Not Easy Being Green

(12 p.m.–2 p.m.)
$2/person, only $1 if you wear ALL GREEN!

Slippery, slimy salamanders, newts, mudpuppies, & frogs! “Reptile and Frog Day” is this month!

What do they look like? Where can you find them? Are they in danger?

Come learn about these strange critters. Door prize for one lucky child!

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Saturday, April 7:

International Draw a Bird Day

(12 p.m.–2 p.m.)
This is a FREE event.

Pencil, pen, felt tip or chalk, Draw a Picture of a Bird Day is great fun for everyone. It’s very straightforward

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Saturday, April 21:

Bat Chat

(12 p.m.–2 p.m.)
This is a FREE event.

Bats are incredible creatures. They are excellent parents, are insect-eating machines and have valuable roles in our ecosystem. Join one of our naturalists to discover the species that call our planet home, the challenges they face and the important services they provide. We will also do a bat inspired craft!

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Friday, May 4:

May the 4th be with you, Owl Prowl

(6 p.m.–9 p.m.)
$10 per person. Only $5 if you come dressed as a zombie!

Join us for an owl program (we have 5 different species!), owl pellet dissecting, and calling owls in from the wild.

We will build a fire and make s’mores too!

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Saturday, May 12:

Join the Chicken Craze!

(12 p.m.–2 p.m.)
This is a FREE event.

Have you ever considered owning your own chickens?

Come learn about coops, care and chicken choices!

You will even get to meet our friend “Batman”, the Barred Rock chicken!

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Saturday, May 19:

Sensational Spiders

(12 p.m.–2 p.m.)
This is a FREE event.

The spider may not be your favorite creature to look at, but you have to admit they are fascinating. There is no shortage of wonderful facts about them that get them noticed either. Come learn about how they are not as scary as you thought and how they help us. We will also do a spider inspired craft.

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Saturday, June 2:

So ya Bought All those Herbs, Now What?

(11a.m.–2 p.m.)
This is a FREE event.

Did you make it to the “Herb Festival”? Do you wish you had? We will have herbs for sale! Come buy some you may have missed and learn what to do with those you already purchased.

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Saturday, June 23:

Bee Informed

(12 p.m.–2 p.m.)
This is a FREE event.

Bees, bats, and butterflies are so important to our everyday lives, yet they are in trouble. Come learn about Pollinator Syndromes, gardening for pollinators, what animals are pollinators, and the fragile link between pollinators and the food chain.

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Saturday, July 7:

Incredible Edible Insects

(12 p.m.–2 p.m.)
$5/child under 7
$7/ child 7 and older.

CricketDid you know you eat insects every day?! Come learn all about these things and try some of our sautéed crickets and meal worm cookies. Yum Yum!

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Saturday, July 28:

Let’s Make Fairy Furniture!

(11 a.m.–2 p.m.)
This is a FREE event.

Come join one of our naturalists in making fairy furniture for your backyard fairy friends! Just bring some supplies, your ideas, and your imagination! We will also go on a walk to collect more supplies.

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