Community Special Events

Recreation COVID-19 Update
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Spring Observation Wonder Walks

Date: April 6, 20  (May 4, 18, June 1, & 15)  |   9:00AM - 10:00AM
Day: Tuesday
Age: Adults, 18+
Location: Meet at Poricy Park, Nature Center - Pavilion
Fee: 6 weeks: $25.00 (R)  |  $30.00 (NR) per adult
or Drop-in: $5.00 (R)  |  $6.00 (NR) per adult
Pre-Registration Required

Spring is a time of change as nature reawakens from the cold dormancy of winter. Join us at Poricy Park for this program of walking, noticing, and wondering. Discover how nature journaling can improve your 
observational skills. Each session will include one-hour walks at an easy pace and 30 minutes of optional journaling/sharing time. Whether you are interested in wildflowers, pollinators, birding, or weather, there’s plenty to see in the spring! 

This program is for adults only, space is limited. Six-week program price includes a blank journal. 

Fossil Hunt

Date: April 14, 2021  |   4:00PM - 5:00PM or
April 25, 2021  |  11:00AM - 12:00PM
Day: Wednesday or Sunday 
Age: ages 5+
Location: Meet at Poricy Park, Fossil Beds
Fee: $5.00 (R)  |  $6.00 (NR) per person
Pre-Registration Required

Calling all amateur paleontologists! Come dig up some 
Middletown history at the Poricy Brook Fossil Beds. Expect to find marine fossils from the Cretaceous period, 65-72 million years ago. Meet directly at the Poricy Park Fossil Beds for a short orientation before getting right into the fossil beds. An experienced guide will provide you with a trowel and sifter, as well as help you identify your treasures.

Please wear rubber boots or old sneakers, as your feet will get wet. Sandals, flip-flops, and other slip-on footwear are 
prohibited.

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. 

CSI Virtual Crime Scene Class
Date: April 19 - 23, 2021   |   4:30PM - 6:00PM
Day: Monday - Wednesday
Age: Grades 6 - 12
Attend via Zoom
Fee: $89.00 (R)  |  $107.00 (NR) per participant
Pre-Registration Required

This is a virtual program about STEM  principles relating to forensics and solving crime scenes. The presentation, labs and exercises will cover: making a magnifying glass, taking and  identifying 
fingerprints, creating and examining blood splatter patterns, 
identifying an unknown powder, chromatography, time-of-death 
exercises, casting footprints, and missing persons.

Each registrant will get a complete CSI Lab Kit to conduct 
experiments. Lab Kits will be available for pickup the week before the class begins at Poricy Park Nature Center (345 Oak Hill Road).

This class is conducted by National CSI Camp. Each class will be taught by current or former law enforcement detectives. More 
information is available at their website: nationalcsicamp.org.

LIVE LEGO Building Challenge with LEGO MASTER
Cory D Sams
Date: April 21, 2021   |   7:00PM
Day: Wednesday
Age: Fun for the whole family!
Attend via Webex
Fee: $10 per family, limited space available.
Pre-Registration Required

Join Corey Samuels from the Hit TV Show "LEGO MASTERS" & the Holiday special "Buddy vs Christmas" in a fun family Lego building challenge! He has been teaching students for over 20 years as a Camp Counselor to a LEGO Engineer Instructor. And NOW.... Corey is coming LIVE to your living room! 

Pre-registration is required, one screen per household. Only 
register the adult on the Community Pass Account. Virtual link will be emailed closer to the event date.

Pond Netting


Meet at Poricy Park Nature Center—Pavilion
$5.00 (R) | $6.00 (NR) per child
Space is limited. Pre-Registration Required

Date: April 23, 2021  |  10:00AM - 11:00AM
Day: Friday
Grade: Pre-K

Date: April 28, 2021  |  4:00PM - 5:00PM
Day: Wednesday
Grade: K-5

Find what's at the bottom of the Murray Pond. Look for frogs, turtles, and snakes. Use our nets to catch tadpoles, fish, insect larvae, snails, and other critters. Dress to get muddy!

Pre-K morning sessions will have some critters pre-fished for exploration, an easy netting opportunity, a visit from our resident tortoise Chaser, and a story.

Elementary afternoon sessions will include water testing, netting and identification, and a take-home craft.

Mother-Son Corn Hole Tournament

Date: April 30, 2021 | 4:30pm
Day: Friday
Location: Croydon Hall Turf Field
Age: Grades K— 5
Fee: $40.00 per pair $15.00 each additional child (R)
        $48.00 per pair $18.00 each additional child (NR)
Register Here

Team up with mom for an exciting afternoon of corn hole! Double elimination format guarantees each team at least two  games. A custom corn hole set will be awarded to the top mother-son team in each grade! This registration includes a boxed dinner. Plan for an afternoon/evening outside, however if rain occurs, the event will be moved indoors.