Garvies Point Museum Plans Presidents Week Programs

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The Garvies Point Museum will host a week’s worth of crafts and programs appropriate for all ages during Presidents Week. Museum general admission is $5/adults, $3/children 5-12 years, plus fees for crafts. Craft proceeds benefit the Friends of Garvies Point Museum and Preserve.

Saturday, February 19: Great Backyard Bird Count from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Be a citizen scientist. Participate by counting numbers and species of birds around the preserve and at the birdfeeders. All skill levels welcome. Reference guide and binoculars available. No charge for participation, regular museum admission applies. Data submitted to Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. Bird feeder craft program will take place every half hour every half hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Film: Birding for Kids (30 minutes).

Tuesday, February 22: Sights, Sounds and Snow at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Use your senses to embrace the winter world. Explore the field and woods plus learn some cool snow experiments. Thermometer craft every half hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: With everyday objects, make your own thermometer to keep track of temperature changes. Film: All About Rain, Snow, Sleet & Hail (25 minutes)

Wednesday, February 23: Twigs, Tracks and Trails: Nature Detective Walk at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Use your power of observation. Learn to identify common animal tracks with or without snow on the ground, how to be a twig detective, and more. Craft is to create an Animal Tracks Booklet every half hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Film: All About Mammals (30 minutes).

Thursday, February 24: Winter Adaption Scavenger Hunt at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. How do plants and animals survive winter? Discover the variety of ways that trees, mammals and insects have adapted to the winter world. With scavenger hunt. Craft is Winter Woods Sand Art every half hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Film: All About Plant and Animal Adaptations (25 minutes).

Friday, February 25: Bird Watching Walk at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Many birds are already preparing for spring. Do all birds fly south for the winter? Discover unique and life-saving adaptations these tiny and not-so tiny animals have. Bird House Craft will take place every half hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Film: All About Birds (25 minutes).

Saturday, February 26: Geology Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Discover the properties of minerals and how they make up rocks. Perform scientific tests on mineral samples, discover special properties like fluorescence and double refraction. Rock ‘n’ roll Painting craft, show off your own rock collection, Garvies Beach Geology walks, Local unique geology, Bring in rock, mineral, fossil for ID. Geology Film Series: All About Earth, All About Rocks & Minerals, All About Land Formations (25 minutes each).

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