Community & Family Events

Nature Walks with Ecology Action Center

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Family Paint Night & STEAM Challenges

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Nature Walks with Ecology Action Center

Take a walk with Museum and Ecology Action Center Educators. This monthly program intended for parents and children over 5 will explore the constitution trail between the Museum and Hidden Creek Nature Sanctuary, a 1.5 mile round trip walk. Each month we will see new and different things as we learn about our local environment and how we can support it as well as watch the seasons change. Registration is limited to 5 adult/child pairs. Additional sections will be added if programs are full. 

Ages:     Children 5+ and their caregiver
Time:     10:30- 11:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m.- 12:45 p.m., 1-2 p.m. & 2:15-3:15 p.m.
Cost:      Free with pre-registration
Saturday, Feb. 20
Saturday, March 13
Saturday, April 10
Saturday, May 15

Family Workshops 

Participants are required to wear a mask for the entirety of the program. Classes will be limited to 5 adult/student pairs. Each program will need a minimum of 2 adult/student pairs to run. Programs are designed for a child and a caregiver to attend and enjoy making something together. 

Children in grades K-5 and adult
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Cost: $35 Members / Museums for All
          $40 Non-Members

Family Paint Night:
Join us for a fun opportunity to create and paint together as a family! Each family ticket (one adult & one child) includes two canvases that you will keep. All art supplies needed for the activity are provided and guided instruction is given. No prior painting experience is required!

Date Theme 
Feb. 9 Painted Printmaking Fabric Banners 
March 9 Whimsical Clover Canvas Paintings 
April 13 Bob Ross Paint Party 
May 11 Wooden Stool Painting 

STEAM Challenge Workshops
STEAM Challenge Workshops offer parents and children an opportunity to engage in hands-on STEAM based learning and exploration together. Each program consists of instructor led discussion of STEAM principles and various STEAM challenges that parent/child pairs will work together to solve! 

  • Feb. 24: Natural Disasters- We will be learning about natural disasters and you’ll be challenged to build disaster proof structures! 
  • March 17: Leprechaun Catchers- St. Patrick’s Day is upon us and there are Leprechauns roaming the town. Join us to build your very own Leprechaun catcher! 
  • April 21: Recycled Engineering Challenge- Join us as we celebrate Earth Day with a recycled engineering challenge. You and your family will be challenged to build an engineering project using only recycled materials! 
  • May 19: Hydraulic Challenge- We’ll be learning about hydraulics and building our very own hydraulic machine.