make and take

Wednesday, December 1 until supplies run out
Handmade Take-n-Make Gifts for the Holidays
Oenslager Nature Center  
Handmade gifts are the best gifts to give and receive! Stop by the Oenslager Nature Center to pick up a take-n-make packet for a gift your child can make at home. Gift packs are limited to one per child between the ages of 3 to 12. All materials to put the gift together are provided; you provide the scissors, glue, and extra creativity! While supplies last. The gate, grounds, and building are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 12 to 5 p.m. Sunday (closed Monday).

makers

Do you like to build or create things by yourself or with your family? Take the opportunity, this winter, to get creative and showcase your artistic endeavors along the trail at Oenslager Nature Center. Each month will have a different theme, and every registered household will be provided an outdoor space to display what it makes. Your creation needs to be able to withstand being outdoors for at least two weeks. Each registrant will be limited to a five foot by five foot space in which to display his/her artwork. **PLEASE NOTE OENSLAGER NATURE CENTER HAS LIMITED HOURS. The gate, grounds, and building are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday Saturday and 12 to 5 p.m. Sunday (closed Monday). It is free to participate.

 holiday

Holidays at Hambley - Susan Hambley Nature Center - 12 to 5 p.m.
Start your festivities early this year with a stop at the nature center that will be transformed with festive decorations and have activities available. Drop by anytime between open and close to celebrate the holidays at Susan Hambley Nature Center! All ages are welcome. No registration is required. Free.

gingerbread

Saturday, December 11 through Sunday, January 2
Gingerbread Journey - Hubbard Valley Park - 6 a.m. to one hour past sunset
Visit Hubbard Valley Park to take this self-guided hike along the sweetest trail in town. With gingerbread people as your guides, journey along the all persons trail to learn how gingerbread cookies and cakes are made. In the center of the all persons trail is a sledding hill, so if the weather is right, it can be a two for one stop! All ages are welcome. No registration is required. Free.

lad 

Friday, December 17 through Sunday, January 9
Yule Lads - Oenslager Nature Center - During regular hours
The Yule Lads are back, and our holiday decorations are under attack! The lads have taken nearly everything, from cookies to garland, and even a stocking. Thirteen are they, the mischievous Yule Lads who have caused such dismay. Follow the trail to seek and find our holiday decorations; we hope you don’t mind! Visit Oenslager Nature Center anytime during open hours to search for the 13 mischievous Yule Lads hidden along the trail. This self-guided, outdoor scavenger hunt will be available from December 17, 2021 through January 9, 2022. The gate, grounds, and building are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 12 to 5 p.m. Sunday (closed Monday).