Discover Fox Brook Park
Kids ages 8-12 are invited to enjoy hands-on activities exploring the park's natural areas, the creatures that live within them, and learn how we can help them thrive. Children will end their day of discovery with a supervised swim in the lake (must have signed waiver). The program will take place rain or shine - activities will be moved indoors if needed.
- 8:00 am: Check in
- 8:15 am: Slurry, Sludge, and Shred: Let’s Make Paper! Does paper always have to be made from trees? How does it get recycled? We will find out and then make our own recycled paper to take home!
- 9:00 am: Fishing Instruction Fish, they bite -- sometimes! Enjoy watching a demo of different fishing methods, learn to stay safe while fishing, explore some knot sense, answer the question “I caught it, what is it?” with fish identification skills, practice casting, and then let’s go fishing!
- 10:15 am: Snack (provided by staff)
- 10:30 am: Dragonflies, Damselflies, and Scuds – Oh My! Kids get a chance to see firsthand how runoff carries pollution to our local streams and rivers. Then they will get to meet the macroinvertebrates that live in our local water bodies and are the first to be affected by pollution.
- 11:45 pm: Lunch (Bring your own lunch – must be provided by parent/guardian)
- 12:15 pm: Animal Adaptation Enjoy a visit from the Retzer teaching animals! See how an animal’s physical and behavioral traits can help it to survive as we explore the concepts of habitat and adaptation.
- 1:15 pm: Insect Investigation Explore the insect world using sweep nets, guide books, and hand lenses. We will investigate insects’ many adaptations that help support their survival, growth, and behavior.
- 2:15 pm: Beach Swimming Change Clothes and Head to Beach Area for Supervised Swim Session and Water Safety Program
- 4:00 pm: Change Clothes and Pick Up at Beach House
Participants provide their own lunch. Minimum of 10, maximum of 25.
REGISTER BY JUNE 23