Feb 12

Saturday Nature Program – THE BUG MAN! February 14, 10:00am-11:00am

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Bug Man Flyer

THE BUG MAN! – February 14

Program Time: 10:00am-11:00am, Doors open at 9:45am

Cost: Pre-paid price is $4.00/child. Payment must be received by noon on Friday, February 13, 2015. Payment on the day of the event: $5.00/child. Pre-pay online at broadlandsnaturally.org or at the Nature Center.

With 100’s of real bugs to share, “The Bug Man” provides a fascinating educational program for children of all ages. This exciting program will introduce you to ecology and basic entomology of insects. You will learn about their importance, followed by their coolest defense strategies and life cycle. Throughout the program he will be showing real live bugs! And, you will have a chance to pet his collection of bugs at the end! 

Jan 08

Saturday, January 10th Programs at the Nature Center

pic of dog for lcasLCAS WebLoudoun County Animal Services Community Outreach Program

Ages: Adult*
Date:
Saturday, January 10th
Time:
10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Loudoun County Animal Services is offering a community outreach program geared towards Home Owner Associations. Loudoun County citizens often have questions regarding lost animals, nuisance wildlife and commonly enforced laws. Topics to be covered are among:

  • Commonly enforced state and local laws to include: Running at large, Dog noise; Barking dog complaints, Dog waste and odor, Animals confined in a hot car, Animal cruelty/neglect
  • Nuisance Wildlife: Rabies, Wildlife response in our community
  • Overview of Animal Service’s programs and public services
  • Animal related resources
  • Open forum for questions

* Potty trained children ages 4 and up may participate in the concurrent Naturalist-Led Scavenger Hunt program without a caregiver while parents are attending the Loudoun County Animal Services program in the conference room.


Naturalist-Led Scavenger Hunt

Ages: All
Date: Saturday, January 10th
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Cost: $4/child pre-paid at Broadlandsnaturally.org or $5/child day on day of the event
Children of all ages and their caregivers* are invited to participate in a naturalist led, nature-themed scavenger hunt to be held in and around the Broadlands Nature Center. Remember to dress for the weather!

* Potty trained children ages 4 and up may participate in the scavenger hunt without a caregiver while parents are attending the Loudoun County Animal Services program in the conference room. Registration forms will be required and can be filled out at drop off.

Dec 12

Saturday Nature Programs, December 13

nature snowmanCome Saturday morning, to sign up at the Nature Center at 21907 Claiborne Parkway

Eco Elf
Date: Saturday, December 13th
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Cost: $5/child
Children of all ages and their caregivers can come visit our craft stations to make a gift for the birds in your yard, a gift for a loved one, an anonymous gift for someone in need, and a fun holiday decoration for the nature center. We’ll have a fire in the fire place, hot chocolate on the patio, and some festive music in the background to set the mood. Please register in person.

Drop off Nature Play & Movie for ages 4 and up. 12-3pm
Date: Saturday, December 13th
Time: 12:00 PM- 3:00 PM
Cost: $10/first child pre-paid $5/ sibling pre-paid only, written registration required
Grown ups tend to need a little extra time to catch up and get things done (or simply rest!) during this busy time of year. Drop your kids off at the nature center where they can enjoy the animals, games, crafts and a movie (Nim’s Island, rated PG) under the watchful eye of the Broadlands Naturalist and her helpers. WRITTEN REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND SPACE IS LIMITED. Please register in person.

Oct 29

2nd Saturday Program – BAT WORLD – November 8, 10:00-11:00am

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November 2014 - 2nd Saturday program flyerThis fun educational program will dispel
myths about the mysterious bat and
provide the audience with a natural history
and knowledge of these misunderstood
creatures. The presentation is followed by
live bats! Best for older children.
Come watch Sunny the albino corn snake eat his
lunch after the show between 11:00 and 11:30 am.

Cost: $4/child advance registration by Friday, November 7. $5/child at door on day of event. To register and pre-pay online, please visit: http://broadlandsnaturally.org/2014/04/19/bat-world/

Oct 03

2nd Saturday Program – Wild Winter! October 11, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

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Find out what all the furry, feathered and scaly friends do as the temperatures dip and the snow moves in. Learn about migration, adaptation and hibernation. Animals in this program might include opossum, rabbits, snakes, turtles and chickens. Cost is $4.00/child for advanced payment and registration made by noon on Friday, October 10, 2014. Please register here: www.Broadlandsnaturally.org. Cost is $5.00/child if paid at the door on the day of the event.

Sep 17

Ziggy the Snake Shows Off by Shedding His Skin!

Ziggy is a red corn snake that was adopted by the Audubon Naturalist Society from a family who could no longer care from him. Ziggy is an environmental education animal who meets hundreds of children each year when they visit the Rust Nature Sanctuary in Leesburg for Reptile birthday parties or for school or scout field trips. For the last two summers, we have been able to host Ziggy here at the Broadlands Nature Center while the Rust staff is off for the summer. This summer, Ziggy shed his skin two times while he was visiting the nature center. You can stop by to see the skin he shed when this video was taken on August 6th, 2014 and to see his neighbor, Sunny, our albino corn snake, who also meets many children each year. Corn snakes shed about once a month, more frequently when they are younger, and less frequently as they age. Snakes prefer not to be handled much around the time they are shedding. During the days before shedding corn snakes may have trouble digesting food, may be irritable, and you may notice that their eyes look bluer and their colors duller 3-4 days before shedding. You may also see them soak in their water bowls or rub their faces on the sides of their habitats in an effort to kick start the shedding process.  As of today our resident snake, Sunny, is in the bluish stage. This explains why he refused food last Saturday and means we should see a shed in the coming days.

You can now LIKE us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BroadlandsNatureCenter

Sep 11

2nd Saturday Program – Wetland Reptiles Alive! Sept 13, 10:00-10:45am

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Wetland Reptiles Alive

Dive into learning about wetland habitats during this fun live animal show! Marshes, swamps, and the Chesapeake Bay watershed will be explained with fun stories and living wetland creatures. Featured animals may include a snapping turtle, bull frog, water monitor lizard and other denizens of damp places. Afterwards, participants will have an opportunity to safely pet a live snake, ask questions, and touch natural artifacts such as a turtle shell and shed snake skin. As with July and August we will plan on feeding Sunny the Corn Snake after the show between 11 and 11:30.

To register click here 

Cost: $4/child *pre-paid –  $5/child day of the event

*Prepayment must be received by noon on the Friday before the event.

 

 

Aug 05

2nd Saturday Program – The Bug Man! August 9, 10:00-11:00 am

August 2014 - 2nd Saturday program flyer“The Bug Man” will showcase incredible jaw dropping displays of world-wide insects, many of which are the largest species in the world!  This exciting program will introduce you to ecology and basic entomology of insects.  And you will get a chance to pet a live bug! Pre-register and pay at broadlandsnaturally.org.

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Jul 08

Under the Sea! Saturday Program, July 12, 10:00 AM- 11:00AM, Nature Center

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July 2014 - 2nd Saturday program flyer“Under the Sea” brings a virtual visit to the beach with LIVE SEA ANIMALS! Get up close with a ghost crab, mole crab, horseshoe crab, clam and more! Learn about waves, sand, tides, and the sun. Join Andrew Wilson, a Marine Biologist who has been offering one of the best programs on aquatic life with a wide variety of live sea animals!Stick around after the program and watch Sunny the albino corn snake eat his lunch at 11:30am! Pre-register and pay at broadlandsnaturally.org to take advantage of the discount!

July 12, 2014 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Nature Center, 21907 Claiborne Parkway
$4.00/child prepaid ; $5.00/child on day of event
Jun 03

Amazing Animals! Second Saturday Program

June 2014 - 2nd Saturday program flyerWildlife Ambassadors will be giving an educating program on how animals survive, raise their young and live in their unique habitats. Animals will include birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. Program Time: 10am to 11am. Doors open at 9:45 am. Cost $4 per child for Broadlands residents, $5 per child for non-residents. Pre-register (not required) at www.broadlandsnaturally.org. See flyer for details.