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2013 Hesthavn Classes!
Please join us for a fun-filled 2 hour Nature program each month starting in September! These programs will cover specific topics and are great for homeschooled children as well as those who just love to get out and explore nature.
Each program is only $5.00 per family and includes a craft, games, hands-on nature exploration, science experiments, amazing things to touch, and much more!
Ages are from 4-12.
WHERE: Hesthavn Nature Center - 8590 Oak Creek Drive Corvallis Oregon - right next to the access to MacDonald Forest.
PLEASE RSVP by emailing email@example.com with the name and age of your child, and which program you'd like to attend.
- October: Survival Skills
We will learn the basics of survival! Try your hand at making fire without matches, build a shelter, learn what do do in the presence of a predator, be prepared with a safety kit and learn what to do if you get lost! Lots of hands-on activities and some very good information.
2-4 p.m. OCTOBER 26
- November: Art in Nature
We will be exploring different art techniques and mediums. Paint with natural dyes, build a sculpture, and create collages. Bring a tshirt for leaf printing and learn how to find patterns in the natural world! If you love art and nature, this is the program for you.
2-4 p.m. NOVEMBER 23
- DECEMBER- NO PROGRAM - happy holidays!
- January: Eco-Explorers
Learn about native Oregon habitats as we explore a riparian area, prairie, and forest. We will compare and contrast each habitat, look for signs of life and experience a bio-blitz! This program is full of games and adventures, as well as a few science experiments.
2-4 p.m. JANUARY 25
2013 Hesthavn Mini-Field Trips!
Audubon Society of Corvallis would like to invite you to join us for some exciting field trip opportunities this season! Our programs are 2 -3 hours long and link directly into specific science standards. They are full of hands-on learning, games and activities. They can be taught in your classroom or out at our Nature Center - whichever works best for you. Programs are $55.00 and are adaptable for K-6th grade.
Please contact Michelle Shula at 614-579-1406 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to schedule a program. I look forward to hearing from you!
Explore the adaptations of birds through seven discovery boxes full of hands-on activities and real bird mounts, skulls, bones, feathers, and songs. We will discover what makes a bird a bird, and meet some common birds found in our area. We will also venture out with binoculars to seek some of our new friends! (VERY classroom adaptable)
Join us for a program all about three Oregon habitats! Take a closer look at an oak savanna, a riparian habitat, and our Oregon mossy forest and discover who lives there, how to find them, and why that habitat is important. We will get outside and compare and contrast these habitats with games and activities.
- Winter Survival
Animals have many ways to get through the winter. Learn about migration, overwintering, special adaptations and amazing tricks that help our wild friends survive. Explore through experiments and other science-based inquiries and get outside to seek-and-find some hidden animals.
One of nature's most amazing adaptations is camouflage. Learn all about how animals use deception to blend in, and try your hand at some camouflage games of your own. We will get outside, and down and dirty as we practice our new camouflaging skills and search for each other.
- Aquatic Ecology
Oregon has lots of water - and that makes for some really amazing riparian areas. Come and learn all about these unique habitats, and what they do for the environment. We will explore a riparian area and try to catch some critters in the creek. This program is best scheduled in September/October and May/June. Bring your water shoes!
- Wild footprints
Do you know which animals live here in Oregon? Mysteries happen all around us, and animals leave behind stories that we can read if we know what to look for. Learn how to ID common tracks and scat, how to track an animal and how to behave around large predators. Be prepared for some tracking games and lots of sneaking around!
- Meet the Forest
Have you ever looked up and wondered, "Which tree is that?" Come and find out with us! We will meet Maple, Oak, Alder, Hemlock, Fir and many more forest inhabitants and create a journal to help you remember which trees are which. We will also discover hwo trees make their own food, what trees do for us and how to help protect them.
- Night Hunters
join us for a program. all about owls and other nocturnal animals! We will discover the common species found in Corvallis, dissect owl pellets, and go on a hike to look for roosting spots for bats and owls. We will also meet a live mystery animal. Best if done at Hesthavn Nature Center.
- Wild Edibles
Where did the food come from before there were grocery stores? Learn all about the native uses of plants in our area. We will learn about plant uses, how to identify some common edibles, sample some delicious forest foods and go on a hike to collect some of our own.
We are also in contact and excited to be working
with a new group of students at OSU - the Bird Nerds!
These driven and bird-friendly students have approached
Audubon and want to help with education and field trips.
We are thrilled they want to be involved, and look forward
to building a stronger connection with Oregon State University
students and staff.