Go nuts with us as we celebrate National Squirrel Appreciation Day!
Play squirrel games, take an "exsquirrelsion" with our trained interpretive rangers to spot squirrels in their native habitat, meet and greet flying squirrels from the Second Chances Wildlife Center, participate in an official Parklands Squirrel Count and learn why this unsung hero, puts the "king" in animal kingdom.
Check out photos from last year's event here.
This event is FREE and open to the public, but help us plan by registering at the link below.
Events will occur throughout the day, based out of the PNC Achievement Center for Education and Interpretation. This event is rain, shine, or snow! See below for a general schedule of events. We hope to see you there!
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Classroom Activities designed to bring out your inner squirrel: learn about animal adaptations with our hands on classroom activities.
10:30 am / 11:30 am / 12:30 pm "Exquirrelsions" - Interpretive Rangers will guide you on a hike to investigate our local squirrel habitats, hunting for squirrel nests & hoping to spot a few along the way.
12:00 pm / 1:00 pm Second Chances Wildlife Presentations - We are lucky to have a local squirrel expert on hand to teach (and show) us all about one of the most interesting native squirrels: the flying squirrel. Learn how these critters are able to fly without wings!*Event times and activities subject to change.
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