Winter Break Fun With Youth Workshops at El Dorado Nature Center!

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el-dorado-nature-center winter eventsThe Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department’s El Dorado Nature Center will host Winter Break Workshops during the winter break from December 20 through December 31 (no class on December 25 or 26). Class size is limited and workshops fill up fast, so make your child’s reservation today! Pre-registration is required for all workshops, so sign up early by calling the Nature Center at (562) 570-1745. El Dorado Nature Center is located at 7550 E. Spring Street.

There are exciting new workshops this year, with morning sessions from 9:30-11:30am for K-1st Grade students and afternoon classes from 1-3pm for 2nd-4th Grade students. Fee is $10 per participant for each workshop. Don’t miss these enlightening and fun-filled workshops:

Wings and Things (Monday, December 20): Join us to explore the unique features that make up the bird family, and their relation to other flying animals.

Nature’s Gifts (Tuesday, December 21): Create some beautiful gifts from items found in nature and share them with someone you love for the holidays.

Feet, Paws, and Claws (Wednesday, December 22): Join us in this unusual class where we’ll explore the many sides of animal feet and all the toe jam that comes with them.

“Egg”specially for You (Thursday, December 23): Discover why eggs come in different shapes and sizes, what comes from them, how they work, and all their other wonders.

Gift of Music (Friday, December 24): Explore ways to make music, hear music, and feel music in this fun-filled and loud class at the Nature Center.

Eye to Eye with the Shady Bunch (Monday, December 27) See if you can find out the secrets of sight in the dark as you explore the trails and hunt for worms, millipedes, roly-polies and other critters of the Nature Center’s shady side.

The Big Chill (Tuesday, December 28): How do animals, including people, survive in the winter? We’ll explore the extreme survival techniques of making it through the “Big Chill”.

Science Magic (Wednesday, December 29): Learn some tricks of the trade and mystify your friends and family with some easy and fun experiments.

Save Our Wildlife (Thursday, December 30): Extinct, threatened, endangered. what do they mean? Learn what you can do to help wildlife from ending up on one of these lists.

Once Upon a Time (Friday, December 31): There once lived a special type of people who didn’t have cars, malls, or TV. Learn who these people are and how they survived in a place similar to the Nature Center.

For further information on this event or others at the 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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