Winter Break Workshops Make Learning Fun at El Dorado Nature Center

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kids-activities-nature-centKids have the opportunity to spend time the Nature Center this winter vacation to celebrate the holidays with their favorite critters! These fun and learning-filled programs are for children ages 5 to 8 with kindergarten experience. Sessions are available from 9:30 to 11:30am, or 1 to 3pm, with a fee of $12 per child per class. Pre-registration is required for each class.

Monday, December 24: Nature’s Gifts
Celebrate the gifts of nature with beautiful holiday creations made from materials found on the trail.

Wednesday, December 26: It’s Sense-sational!
Can you smell your way home? Or find your dinner in the dark? Investigate the mysterious sensory world of nature and experience your surroundings in a different way.

Thursday, December 27: Creature Powers!
Let’s go wild like the Kratt Brothers! We’ll have adventures in the wild lands of the Nature Center and learn more about the powers of our animal friends.

Friday, December 28: Backyard Buddies
Opossums, bugs, sparrows and slugs! Discover the wonderfully wild world of animals found in your own backyard!

Monday, December 31: Wild About Art
Creativity abounds as we let nature inspire us. Join us as we create an outdoor masterpiece from natural items we find along the trails.

Wednesday, January 2: The Big Chill
How do living things make it through the winter? Join us as we explore extreme survival techniques used during the “Big Chill.”

Thursday, January 3: Fantasy Fun
It’s not the Island of Lost Boys, but join us for a ride to the land of imagination. We’ll explore darkened spaces and find funny friends in watery places.

Friday, January 4: Which Way Did He Go?
What do birds, butterflies and whales have in common? It’s a migration investigation as we look at why animals go from here to there and back again.

To register for these programs or find more information about these or others at El Dorado Nature Center, call (562) 570-1745, or visit the Center at 7550 E Spring Street. For information on other Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine programs, call (562) 570-3100 or visit, sign up for E-notify and we’ll e-mail you the latest information!

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