It’s easy to get “cabin-fever” this time of year.
It’s cold outside and sometimes it’s easy to get bored inside.
With that in mind the Vigo Parks and Recreation Department is hosting some new programs and activates in January.
The programs are designed to teach about nature, conservation and the environment.
We have a list of programs here, for more information or to register call or email:
Natural Resource Programmer, Amber Slaughterbeck at 812-462-3392 .
The Parks Department Website is: http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/
Here are the programs that are offered:
Picture Perfect Friday, January 3 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Fowler Park: Log Barn Registration Required by 12/30/13 All Ages Free! Meet us at the Log Barn for an evening of color. Geologist and photographer, Daniel Griggs, traveled the world with his camera photographing wildlife and landscapes with National Geographic. Come get cozy in our warm barn, enjoy hot cocoa and hear the adventures of a wildlife photographer. Bring your own mug (BYOM). Min.10/Max.50
Wild Bird Feeders Saturday, January 11 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Fowler Park: Log Barn Meeting Room Registration Required by 1/6/14 All Ages $10 per person Help our feathered friends get through the long, cold winter. Join us in the Log Barn to build a hanging bird feeder to take home so you can feed and watch birds all winter long. While you are working on the feeders, we will give you some great tips on bird identification and strategies for attracting them to your backyard. Min.10/Max.20
Live Birds of Prey w/IN Dept. of Natural Resources Friday, January 17 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Fowler Park: Log Barn Registration Required by 1/10/14 All Ages $5 per person Hardy Lake SRA is home to the Dwight Chamberlain Raptor Center. The Center takes in injured and orphaned hawks, owls, eagles, and falcons for the purpose of rehabilitation and release. Join us in welcoming Hardy Lake SRA Naturalist, Leslie Grow, and her raptors for an hour full of adventure! Afterwards, take a short hike to search for these magnificent birds and other wildlife. Min.30/Max.100
Nature's Design Wednesday, January 22 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fowler Park: Log Barn Registration Required by 1/20/14 Ages 5+ $2 per person Birds cannot see glass, especially if it is reflecting the nearby habitat or sky. These reflections do not register as such to a bird. This is why millions of birds die or are injured each year in collisions with glass windows in homes and office buildings. Do your part to help prevent these collisions by making this fun and easy craft. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Min.15/Max.25
Join us at the Vigo County Public Library for "Nature Tales" Monthly Library Programs For more information, visit their website or call them at 812-462-3392.