Child Programs And Camps

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Explore, discover, and have fun at Lindsay! These programs are discovery-based and include hands-on activities and introductions to live animals. Experience the natural world — online and in the field.

Wild Mysteries: Sneaky Skulls

Sunday, June 25, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm , , , ,

Workshop: Ages 7-12  Ever look at a skull and wonder what kind of animal it belonged to? Come learn skull identification in Lindsay Wildlife’s Wild Mysteries workshop. We’ll cover basic skull identification indicators and put together the different puzzle pieces to identify what animal the skull belongs to. In this one-hour workshop, participants will observe (more…)

Snapshot in Time: Track Casting and Identification Workshop

Sunday, July 9, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm , ,

Workshop: Ages 7-12 “Take only pictures, leave only footprints” is the motto of any eco-friendly outdoor explorer. But what if you could safely take a footprint home with you? In this one-and-a-half-hour workshop, kids will learn how to identify, interpret, and cast animal tracks, and will take home their own plaster track cast! Date: Sunday, (more…)

Solar Powered Cars

Thursday, July 20, 2023 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm , ,

Workshop: Ages 7-12 Join us online in this two- hour workshop as we learn about renewable energy. Along with wind power, solar power is quickly becoming the energy source of the future. In this two-hour workshop, participants will learn about the different ways that sunlight is used to make electricity. We’ll put our knowledge into (more…)

Recreating Lost Worlds - Paleoart

Sunday, July 23, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm , , , ,

Workshop: Ages 12 + Ever wonder how artists create what dinosaurs, mammoths, and other fossil creatures look like? Paleoart connects the present with the past, bringing life back to animals and plants long extinct. Learn how artistic reconstruction of what prehistoric animals looked like is done. Then try your hand at recreating an animal using (more…)

Simply Snakes

Sunday, August 6, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am , , ,

Workshop: Ages 4-6  Snakes are fascinating and misunderstood creatures, and are extremely diverse. In this one-hour workshop, students will meet Lindsay’s live snake ambassadors in order to make observations about their similarities and differences. Participants will learn about snake anatomy and adaptations and gain a greater appreciation for these scaled serpents. Date: Sunday, August 6 (more…)

Neon Scorpion Hikes

Saturday, August 12, 2023 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm , , , , ,

Age: 6–Adult Explore the habitat of local scorpions along the north face of Mount Diablo, starting at the Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center. Experience the excitement of finding scorpions glowing like green neon signs in the dark. Discover and observe the diverse plants and animals inhabiting Mount Diablo. Hikes cover a distance of 2 miles. Dates (more…)

Master Weavers

Sunday, August 20, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm , , , ,

Workshop: Ages 7-12  What is stronger than steel and kevlar but more elastic than rubber? Spider silk! Come explore with us while we learn about the amazing webs created by nature’s master weavers. We will go searching for webs outside,  then we will carry out some exciting experiments that will test our ability to mimic (more…)