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Summer Vacation Science Camp 9:00 am
Summer Vacation Science Camp
Jul 5 @ 9:00 am – Jul 7 @ 4:00 pm
Summer Vacation Science Camp
July 5-7:   Science in the Great Outdoors  Have a blast doing activities that include learning about plants, animals, the sky, and water habitats. *Cost: Full Day $175/wk Members, $195/wk Non-Members; Half Day $110/wk Members, $120/wk Non-Members
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Special Thursday Animal Demonstrations: Caring for Wildlife 2:00 pm
Special Thursday Animal Demonstrations: Caring for Wildlife @ Roaring Brook Nature Center
Jul 6 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
These special 45-minute programs feature live and mounted animals and a brief power point presentation. Each program will focus on a different theme, providing an opportunity to learn about the habits and habitats of various animal groups. The following programs … Continue reading
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Summer Vacation Science Camp 9:00 am
Summer Vacation Science Camp
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – Jul 14 @ 4:00 pm
Summer Vacation Science Camp
July 10-14: Super Science  A week filled with interactive experiments, including making liquid nitrogen ice cream! Explore chemistry, engineering, biology & more through building structures, creating chemical reactions, & other astonishing experiments.
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Ask a Naturalist 2:00 pm
Ask a Naturalist @ Roaring Brook Nature Center
Jul 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Additional dates: July  25; August 1 & 15 Have a strange bug, plant, bone, or rock that you would like to know more about? Bring it to Roaring Brook and the Nature Center staff will try their best to figure out what … Continue reading
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Wednesday ‘Crepuscular’ Walks 7:30 pm
Wednesday ‘Crepuscular’ Walks @ Roaring Brook Nature Center
Jul 12 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Additional walk:  August 9 Many animals become more active in the cooler crepuscular (twilight) hours. In past years we’ve seen and heard a wide range of creatures on our evening walks. What will we find this summer?! Flashlight and long … Continue reading
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Butterfly Tea Party & Story Time 1:30 pm
Butterfly Tea Party & Story Time @ Roaring Brook Nature Center
Jul 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Dress in your butterfly attire and waltz out to the Butterfly Garden for some iced tea, lemonade and cookies! Meet our resident butterflies & caterpillars, make a butterfly craft, and more…. Pre-registration not required.
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On the Trail of Invasive Species 10:00 am
On the Trail of Invasive Species
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Invaders! This exhibit focuses on the impact that various invasive plant and animal species have had on the Connecticut River and its environs. Featuring artwork by Michael DiGiorgio, a videography by WFSB, a learning laboratory and more! The exhibit will be … Continue reading
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Summer Vacation Science Camp 9:00 am
Summer Vacation Science Camp
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – Jul 21 @ 4:00 pm
Summer Vacation Science Camp
July 17-21:  Zoology & Paleontology  Join us for hands-on learning about major animal groups: insects, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and even dinosaurs! Campers will investigate animals using microscopes, examine fossils, & learn the proper way to handle animals.
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Celebrate the summer! 11:00 am
Celebrate the summer!
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Celebrate the summer!
Create a crab and design a beach towel  
Special Thursday Animal Demonstrations: Snakes Alive 2:00 pm
Special Thursday Animal Demonstrations: Snakes Alive @ Roaring Brook Nature Center
Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
These special 45-minute programs feature live and mounted animals and a brief power point presentation. Each program will focus on a different theme, providing an opportunity to learn about the habits and habitats of various animal groups. The following programs … Continue reading
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FARMINGTON VALLEY BUTTERFLY COUNT 7:30 am
FARMINGTON VALLEY BUTTERFLY COUNT @ Roaring Brook Nature Center
Jul 22 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
The Nature Center will host the Farmington Valley Butterfly Count, a part of an annual survey sponsored by the North American Butterfly Association. To take part in the Butterfly Count meet in the Nature Center parking lot at 7:30 am.. Participants … Continue reading
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Summer Vacation Science Camp 9:00 am
Summer Vacation Science Camp
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm
Summer Vacation Science Camp
July 24-28: Animal Keepers  Go behind the scenes & help us care for our animals. Activities will include preparing food, feeding & exercising animals. A veterinarian will be here to teach us about keeping animals healthy and how to care … Continue reading
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Ask a Naturalist 2:00 pm
Ask a Naturalist @ Roaring Brook Nature Center
Jul 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Additional dates: August 1 & 15 Have a strange bug, plant, bone, or rock that you would like to know more about? Bring it to Roaring Brook and the Nature Center staff will try their best to figure out what it … Continue reading
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Butterfly Gardens are for the Birds 7:00 pm
Butterfly Gardens are for the Birds @ Roaring Brook Nature Center
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Based on results from our annual butterfly count—find out which butterflies have done well this summer and how you can garden to attract these lovely creatures to your yard. Pre-registration required
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Summer Vacation Science Camp 9:00 am
Summer Vacation Science Camp
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – Aug 4 @ 4:00 pm
Summer Vacation Science Camp
July 31-August 4: Instant Inventors  Up for a challenge?  Put your engineering skills to the test by making contraptions that fly, float, and hold weights. We will design creations to compete in fun team challenges.