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January 31, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Cool Creek Nature Center
2000-1 E 151st Street
Carmel, IN 46033
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Homeschool Hikers

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Plan a break from the books to learn about nature and get your kids outside. We will discuss a specific topic and then explore the outdoors. Kids that spend time in nature are happier, healthier, and smarter! Ages: Best for school-aged children
 Cost: Free 
Location: CCNC 
Pre-registration: Required. Register online

 Indiana Day and Take a Hike Day! 
This week hosts two national observances: Indiana Day on the 16th and Take a Hike Day on the 17th. We will combine the two and search for our state tree and other important flora and fauna while learning about their importance to our state’s ecology and history! 
Date: Tuesday, November 15 
Time: 1:00 pm 

Upcycled Crafts 
We will make something special for the upcoming holiday season! We’ll share ideas about how to turn trash to treasured gifts, especially when made by children! Start saving your recyclables and bring plastic bottles or containers of any shape and size! 
Date: Tuesday, November 29 
Time: 11:00 am 

Ecological Resolution Ideas 
Let’s get inspired to include some natural New Year’s resolutions ideas for 2023. Learn what you can do to improve your landscape and community, making them healthier for people and wildlife! 
Date: Tuesday, December 13 
Time: 1:00 pm 

National Seed Swap Day 
Did you know that January 29th is National Seed Swap Day? We’ll learn what seeds are worth swapping, where and when the nearest seed swap events are, and how to care for your seeds and get them to germinate! 
Date: Tuesday, January 10 
Time: 1:00 pm 

Winter Hike Haikus 
Let’s have a poetry reading. We will take a hike first, taking pictures of what inspires us and listen to the sounds of the winter woods. Then we will return to the nature center for hot cocoa and learn how to write a haiku. We will then use our recent hiking adventure to write a haiku and make an illustration to share with the group. 
Date: Tuesday, January 31 
Time: 11:00 am 

Show a Little ♥ to our Environment 
On Valentine’s Day we are going to learn how we can show our environment a little love by getting ready for the following week’s national observance of Invasive Species Week! 
Date: Tuesday, February 14 
Time: 1:00 pm 

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