Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center March 2018 Events

Saturday, March 3

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11 a.m.
Dr. Seuss's Birthday Celebrate Dr. Seuss's 114th birthday and Read Across America Day with a read of "The Lorax." Hot chocolate to follow.

1 p.m.
Hungry Critters Watch the animals that call the Discovery Center home during meal time. As they chow down, you will get the opportunity to learn about their species and their personal stories.

Sunday, March 4

11 a.m.
Pinecone Bird Feeders It's that time of year again. As you are making a pinecone bird feeder to take home with you, learn about the birds that are stopping by the Discovery Center brid beeders.

2 p.m.
Aviary Feeding Stop by during lunchtime for our birds to watch them eat. Get a chance to learn the stories of how they came to be in our care plus facts about their species.

Saturday, March 10

11 a.m.
Brant Mine Hike Take a guided hike with the naturalist to the historic Brant Mine. The hike begins in the center in our newly-designed mine room. Once at the mine site you will see the remnants of a coal mine that was operated in the 1920's. Plus, you never know what wildlife we will see on the way. Approximately 2 hours. Dress for the weather.

1 p.m.
S.T.E.M. like a Girl Join is in the science room to discover hands on science exploration pioneered by women. Activites, crafts, experiments and more.

Sunday, March 11

1 p.m.
While You Were Sleeping What happens in the environment around us as we go to sleep for the night? Join the naturalist to learn about things that go bump in the night and that wander past a trail camera.

2 p.m.
Aviary Feeding Stop by during lunchtime for our birds to watch them eat. Get a chance to learn the stories of how they came to be in our care plus facts about their species.

Saturday, March 17

11 a.m.
Sleepless in Garrett County Find out how different native animals survive the harsh winters. Our naturalist assistants will talk about hibernation, brumation and dormancy. Then find out how these critters prepare to wake up.

1 p.m.
Snakes Alive! Learn about Maryland's snakes and meet our Discovery Center snakes up close and personal.

Sunday, March 18

11 a.m.
First Impressions Some animals are born with a bad reputation. This interactive program shows that even creepy crawlies have their own important role in nature. Great for all ages.

2 p.m.
Aviary Feeding Stop by during lunchtime for our birds to watch them eat. Get a chance to learn the stories of how they came to be in our care plus facts about their species.

Saturday, March 24

11 a.m.
Women with Wings Join us for this special Women's History Month program at our aviary. Learn the history of some amazing women and the stories behind several of their feathered namesakes. Kids activities included.

1 p.m.
Mosses and Meanders Hike Learn basic moss identification and search for the salamanders that call the Appalachian Plateau home. 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather.

Sunday, March 25

11 a.m.
Signs of Spring Join the naturalist for a two-mile hike searching for plants, birds and animal activity that tell us it's spring.

2 p.m.
Aviary Feeding Stop by during lunchtime for our birds to watch them eat. Get a chance to learn the stories of how they came to be in our care plus facts about their species.

Saturday, March 31

10 a.m. to Noon
Natural Egg Dyeing Join us to dye Easter eggs using our homemade natural dyes made from ingredients like coffee and beets. Please bring six hard-boiled eggs with you. Easter Bunny will be on site.