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Nature Discovery Series 2019

At the Ned Smith Center, we believe education is for everyone.

We have developed a series of programs that connect people of all ages with the natural world.  Whether it’s watching waterfowl on the Susquehanna River, taking a spring bird walk with expert guides, or enjoying an informative and entertaining lecture, we have an affordable way for you to enjoy nature with your family.
We can’t wait to discover nature with you!

November 23, Cruisin’ the Cosmos: Measuring Pluto’s Atmosphere

Join the Center and its partners for a fun-filled evening of star gazing and a presentation, by Roxanne Kamin, on everyone’s favorite dwarf planet, PLUTO! Simply pack your snacks, bring a bit of curiosity and join us for an evening of delightful discoveries! If you have a telescope, please bring it along! Star Party leaders and their telescopes will remain on-site until 10:00 p.m. or until all attendees have left. Program will run rain or shine. Weather permitting we will head out to view the night sky. If the night is overcast the program will continue indoors with a lesson on telescopes. Presented in cooperation with Astronomical Society of Harrisburg and Millersburg Borough.
Pre-registration suggested, but not required.
Free admission, donations accepted.
Time: 7 – 10 p.m.

December 7, Basket Weaving
Join basket maker Teena Beutel in weaving a 6 inch berry basket using natural rattan. You will learn basic basketry skills by weaving a square basket, building a handle and adding a rim. The backdrop is natural rattan reed but there will be several colors and sizes of reeds to use in personalizing the basket to your decor and style.
Admission $45 per person ages 16 and up. Space is limited, Pre-registration suggested.
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


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