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Easter EGGstravaganza

Saturday, April 13, 2019  |  11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Middletown Arts Center

Come join us for an Easter fun-filled day! The first 500 children will receive goodie bags. Parents bring your cameras to get your photo op with the Bunny! Enjoy the famous Doodle Dude, arts and crafts, and more!

Spring Break Camp

April 22 - 26, 2019 | 9:00am - 12:30pm
Ages: 3-5 years old
Poricy Park Nature Center
Fees Apply: 
Resident: $105.00 for the week
Non-Resident: $126.00 for the week
Pre-registration required

Topic: Builder Bees
Be as busy as a bee this week as we explore one of nature's most fascinating builders. We'll be looking into why and how bees build, exploring differences across species, and seeking inspiration for our own building projects. Little engineers will be challenged with a range of building materials to play with and learn from. Each day is a mix of stories, experiments, games, creating, and of course some fresh air walks outside to get the creative juices flowing. Hope you'll "bee" there! 

Children should bring a snack and a refillable water bottle. Sneakers are a must.

Community Science at Poricy Park

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Poricy Park Nature Center, 345 Oak Hill Road, Red Bank
Ages:5-12, $3.00 (R), $4.00(NR)
Pre-registration required

Topic: Owl Pellets
Come to Poricy to discover what's hidden in an owl pellet. Use tweezers to dissect a pellet to find the bones of mice, shrews, or even small lizards,Lots of treasures to be found!

*All children must be accompanied with an adult throughout the whole program.

Community Fossil Hunt

Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 11:00am-1:00pm
Poricy Park Nature Center, 345 Oak Hill Rd, Red Bank
Ages: 5-12,$5.00 (R)  $6.00
          13+, $8.00 (R)  $10.00 (NR)
Pre-registration is necessary in order to run program.

Calling all amateur paleontologists!  Come dig up some Middletown history at Poricy Brook Fossil Beds.  Expect to find marine fossils from the Cretaceous period, 65-72 million years ago.  Meet at the Poricy Park Nature Center for a short orientation before travelling to 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.  Ages 5+, all children must be accompanied by and adult.