- Fall at the PAROC- Oct 20-21
- Kids Cooking Classes- November
- Pumpkin Carving- Oct 22
- Santa Letters- Dec 1-18
Nature Discoveries: Plants and Animals in the Fall at the PAROC
Join us to learn more about the life cycle of our native plants and animals, and how they survive during the fall and winter months. We will explore natural areas such as Campus Woods, King Lake and the native plant gardens around ESU’s Prophet Aquatic Research & Outreach Center to make observations and better understand the living world that surrounds us! Participants will learn about the variety of strategies that plants and animals use to survive colder months such as migration, dormancy and hibernation among many other interesting behaviors and adaptations. From hiking and exploring, to recreating metamorphosis into dramatic skit or art project, we will encourage individuals to think more deeply about the wonders that live right outside our doors. *Please bring a sack lunch for each day.
Registration closes: Thursday, October 13
Dates: Thursday, October 20 - Friday, October 21
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm*
Age: 6 to 8 years
Location: ESU PAROC
Fee: $60 (includes both days)
Click here to register for Nature Discoveries at the PAROC
Kids Cooking Class
Come join us to learn some fun recipes for Thanksgiving. Created to help kids take a break from their screens and learn some new skills in the kitchen, this fun class will help get kids excited about cooking and give them the chance to help with Thanksgiving this year. Come join us as we learn new skills together. Fee includes ingredients for the class, utensils and food to take home.
Location: ERC Community Room
Time: 10:00am - Noon
Fee: $30 per child/class
Saturday, November 5
Registration Closes: Wednesday, November 2
Click to register for the November 5th Kids Cooking Class
Saturday, November 12
Registration Closes: Wednesday, November 9
Click to register for the November 12th Kids Cooking Class
Saturday, November 19
Registration Closes: Wednesday, November 16
Click to register for the November 19th Kids Cooking Class
Pumpkin Carving: Saturday October 22nd
Who’s ready for the spooky season? Join us at the Pooch Party at the Jones Aquatic Center to carve pumpkins! Kids will be able to pick their own pumpkin and carve or decorate anyway they would like. This fun-filled activity will be sure to get you in the Halloween Spirit. Fee includes snack and pumpkin.
Dates: Saturday, October 22
Registration closes: Friday, October 14
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Age: Kindergarten-5th Grade
Location: Jones Aquatic Center
Fee: $5 (Includes pumpkin, supplies and snack) - if you register for the pumpkin carving, you do not need to register for the Pooch Party.
Min/Max: 7/No Max
Click here to register for the Pumpkin Carving at the Pooch Party
[Photo by Marius Ciocirlan on Unsplash]
The ERC has teamed up with the BIG man at the North Pole to collect Wish Lists for Christmas this year. The official North Pole mailbox will be on display with letters for your children to fill out and place in the magical mailbox for Santa.
The letters will magically go to Santa and he will write back. PARENTS stop by or call the ERC starting December 1st and add your kid to the list to receive a special letter from Santa himself. Make sure to turn in letters by 2:00pm on Sunday, December 18. Santa is looking forward to hearing from you!
Date: December 1 - 18
Deadline: 2:00pm, Sunday, December 18
Letters will be mailed on Monday, December 19th
[Photo by Mitya Ivanov on Unsplash]