Delaware Nature Society Program Guide and Newsletter September - December 2017 - Page 14

September FAMILY FUN (CONTINUED) ALL AGES Enjoy hands-on nature experiences together. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults or adults with children welcome. Parents must accompany children. Sun, 9/24 | 8 am – 5 pm | Age 8+ Tuckahoe Creek by Canoe Led by Abbott’s Mill & Pickering Creek Audubon Center staff Explore the marshes of Tuckahoe Creek in search of wildlife. The paddle will be tranquil and relaxing. Start with an overview of the paddle, including seasonal animal identification tips, navigation pointers, and cultural history. Enjoy a self-guided hike at Adkin’s Arboretum. Pack a bagged lunch and water. Van transportation provided. Includes paddling equipment and entrance fee to arboretum. Meets at Abbott’s Mill Mem $15 | Non-mem $20 | F17362AM 2017 Volunteer Coastal Cleanup – Slaughter Beach Sat, 9/2 | 9:30 am – 12:30 pm | Age 13+ Sat, 9/16 | 9 am – 12 pm | All Ages Canoeing the Christina River and Marsh Led by Ed Rohrbach Paddle the urban marshlands of the Christina River. Get a closer look at our sea of green and a unique view of the city skyline. Immerse yourself in the grassy domain of Great Blue Herons, American Beaver and other marsh creatures. Meets at DEEC Mem $15 | Non-mem $20 | F17264DC 30 Annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup at Slaughter Beach Led by Town of Slaughter Beach & Abbott’s Mill staff Join residents and friends of Slaughter Beach to help clean and protect our local beach community. Meets at Slaughter Beach Volunteer Fire Pavilion, 357 Bay Ave, Slaughter Beach, DE FREE for everyone | Just show up! th Sat, 9/30 | 10 am – Noon | All Ages Vitamin N: Nature Play for Families Led by Courtney McKinley & Michele Jones Nature provides great sensory experiences. Join Pediatric Occupational Therapist Michele Jones for a wild walk. Children will play in puddles, roll down hills, walk on logs, and build a fort while parents learn about the benefits of nature play in development. Geared for children 6 and under, but all are welcome. Meets at Ashland Mem $3 | Non-mem $5 | F17074AS Sat, 9/30 | 3 pm – 5 pm | Age 10+ Archery for Families Led by Rob Yacucci Test your skills with bow and arrow as we take on challenging targets at Ashland. Learn how Native Americans depended upon archery for survival. Who in your family is best at hitting the bullseye! All equipment provided. Meets at Ashland Mem $10 | Non-mem $15 | F17064AS 14 REGISTER TODAY! Drop by for our Recurring Programs These programs happen weekly or daily. No registration required. See pages 8 – 11 for ongoing drop-in programs at our main locations. Ongoing drop-in programs at our other locations: Bird Banding Wednesdays thru Nov 8 am, FREE Meets at Bucktoe Nighthawk Watch Daily, Aug 23 - Sep 3 3 pm – 8 pm, FREE Meets at Bucktoe | 302.239.2334 Bird Walks Tuesdays, Sep – Oct 8 am – 10 am, FREE Meets at Middle Run Thursdays, Sep – Oct 8 am – 10 am Mem: FREE, Non-mem: $10 Meets at Flint Woods Sundays, Sep – Nov 8 am – 11 am, FREE Meets at Bucktoe