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Summer At Reed Creek

summer at reed creek

Summer At Reed Creek

Reed Creek Nature Center will be offering free classes during the summer.  This would make a great activity for moms wanting to get friends together during the summer and a great option to get the kids out of the sun and educationally engaged.

Interperter-Led Wetland Walks

All Ages
No Registration Required
Every Wednesday from 7 PM – 7:45 PM (July 11 – 30th)

Summer Class Offerings

Really Cool Reptiles
Dates:
Wednesdays (July 11, 18, & 25)
Times: 2 PM – 3 PM
Ages: 5+
Cost: Free

Come out and meet all our awesome reptiles and learn about what makes them different from other animals. During this hands-on class, you will meet snakes, turtles, & lizards.


Wetland/Creek Exploration
Dates: Saturdays (July 16, 23, & 30)
Times: 10 AM – 11:30 PM
Ages: 8+
Cost: Free

With dip nets in hand, children will explore and learn about the critters that live in the creek or wetland. Be prepared to get wet and muddy. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes, rain boots preferred to protect them from leeches and trash.


Nocturnal Nights (Friday & Saturday)

July 14 & 15 – All About Frogs
Learn about our local frogs and how we’re studying them through a calling survey at Reed Creek Park.

July 21 & 22 – The World of Bats & Owls
Learn about owls and bats that live in Georgia, their adaptations, and their natural history. We’ll take a walk outside at night to listen for them, and hopefully spot some bats catching insects in our field.

July 28 & 29 – Interesting Insects
Why are insects such an integral part of our ecosystem? Learn that and more as we study the natural history and adaptations of insects and explore the special place they occupy in our ecosystem.

Times: 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Ages: 5+
Cost: Free
*Insect Repellant Might Be Needed. Closed Toes Shoes Mandatory.
No Crocs.


Simply Science Saturdays

July 16 – It’s a Small World: Cells
In this class, we will learn about the smallest unit of life as we practice using microscopes!

July 23 – Rocks Minerals Fossils
Learn how to identify and classify rocks and minerals, discover the rock cycle and how we use rocks every day. Enjoy hands-on observation/testing of samples and each participant is welcome to bring a rock to share. Please limit sharing to one rock/mineral.

July 30 – Exploring Acids & Bases
Investigate the properties of common acids and bases that you would find in your home. Learn how chemists use the pH scale to describe acids and bases.

Times: 2 PM – 3:30 PM
Ages: 8+
Cost: Free
*Must Pre-Register

Private Classes For Families

Offered on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 9 AM – 10:30 AM

$25/class for up to 10 people
(All ages welcome; ages 3+ are considered participants)

Classes are rain or shine so bring rain gear!

Option 1: 

Wetland Walk (45 min)
Come and explore the flora and fauna of our beautiful wetland as we take an interpretive stroll to learn about the plants and animals that call it home. Discover how scientists identify wetlands by looking at soil samples, hydrology, and indicator species.

Really Cool Reptiles (45 min)
Come meet our awesome scaly pals and learn what makes them different from other animals. Participants will have the opportunity to touch or hold turtles, lizards, and snakes.

Option 2: 

Creek Exploration (1.5 hours)
With dip nets in hand, families will scoop for the critters that live in the creek and learn how scientists study water quality by identifying the creatures that live in the creek habitat. Be prepared to get wet and muddy.  Participants must wear closed-toe shoes, rain boots preferred to protect them from glass and other trash.

How To Register

Registration is required online:

https://secure.rec1.com/GA/columbia-county-ga/catalog

Got Questions? 
Feel free to give them a call at 706-312-7358.

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