Register now for our 2017 Indiana Master Naturalist Series at Eagle Creek Earth Discovery Center! IMN 2017 is FULL - to be placed on a waiting list or to be contacted about next year's class, please email Jennifer.Boyce@indy.gov. IMN Registration form
For a schedule of classes, events, and opportunities at the Peace Learning Center, please visit http://peacelearningcenter.org/ "Be the Change" exhibit open to the public M-F 9am-4pm, Sa & Su by appointment: Be the Change
For a list of Indianapolis Hiking Club hikes at Eagle Creek, please visit www.indyhike.org
For a schedule of "Learn to Row" courses and other rowing events offered by the Indianapolis Rowing Center, please visit www.indyrowing.org
To sign up for a treetop zipline adventure with GoApe for individuals or groups, please visit www.goape.com
For a schedule of evening canoe/kayak paddles or to schedule a custom or group "Adventure Outpost" program with Eagle Creek Outfitters, please visit http://eaglecreek-outfitters.com
Nature Discovery Class, 1:30pm at the Earth Discovery Center. Stop by for a fun nature activity! Possible activities include: hikes, pond life, simple crafts, and more! Free with park admission.
Raptor Feeding Time, 2:30pm at the Ornithology Center. Join a naturalist to watch us feed one or more of our birds of prey. Feeding only takes a few minutes so don’t be late! Free with park admission.
Sunday Morning Birdwalk, 9am-11am at the Ornithology Center. Join a group of new and experienced birders for a brisk morning bird walk! Meets rain or shine. Walk is not geared toward children but they are welcome to attend.
Feeding Time, 1:30-2pm at the Earth Discovery Center. Watch as our educational amphibians, reptiles, and other critters enjoy their lunch! Free with park admission.
Meet A Raptor, 2:30-3pm at the Ornithology Center. Join a naturalist to discover the world of raptors! You will meet one or more of our special birds of prey and learn about what makes them raptors. Free with park admission.
Story Time on the Reservoir, 9:30am at the Earth Discovery Center. After reading a nature-themed story, participants will visit stations at their own pace. Stations will vary but may include puppets, coloring pages, artifacts with a naturalist, or additional books. Program best suited for preschool and kindergarten, but early elementary students are welcome to join. Free with park admission.
Great Migration Challenge, Fri at 4pm & Sat at 1pm at the Ornithology Center. Designed for ages 6-12, our obstacle course teaches children about migratory birds and the hazards that they face. Join us for this outdoor adventure time. Free with park admission.
To register for programs go to www.indyparks.org and enter the 5 digit course #. Free programs do not require registration.
Dec 1 (Fri)
Full Moon Campfire, 5:30-7:30pm at the Ornithology Center. Join us for a night full of activities to celebrate the "super moon” and the beginning of winter break! Learn about campfire cooking, nocturnal animals, night hikes, and star gazing. Dress for the weather (hats, gloves, jackets) and bring a flashlight. S’mores provided. For groups of 3+ call 317-327-2473 to receive a discount! All ages, $8/person, #13481., pre-register at www.indyparks.org
Dec 2-10 (Sat-Sun)
Celebration of Nature, open hours at the Earth Discovery Center. Enjoy nature-themed artwork of all media (photography, painting, woodcarving, fabric, and more!) at our popular annual art exhibition. Many of the pieces are for sale - a great place to find the perfect gift for the nature-lover on your list! Free with park admission.
Dec 14 (Thurs)
Little Ducklings-Hibernation, 10:30-11:30am at the Ornithology Center. A new topic will be introduced each class through hands-on activities, hikes, stories, and take-home ideas for continuing exploration at home. Sign up for a single class or multiple! Ages 3-5 with adult, $5/child, #13214, pre-register at www.indyparks.org
Dec 17 (Sun)
Christmas Bird Count, 8am-12pm at the Ornithology Center. For experienced and beginning birders alike, the CBC is one of the longest running citizen science projects in the country. Join teams, sponsored by Amos Butler Audubon, to count all the birds in the Eagle Creek Valley! Contact Will Schaust at (317) 327-2473 or email@example.com by December 11th to sign up. Free!
Dec 19 (Tues)
Winter Birds and Crafts, 2-3pm at the Ornithology Center. Join us for an hour of winter bird crafts and learning about what birds in Indiana do in the winter. We will make pinecone crafts, bird feeders, snowflakes, and more! Free with park admission.
Dec 24, 25, 26 (Sun, Mon, Tues) Christmas, Park Office, Earth Discovery Center, Ornithology Center CLOSED. Park grounds open dawn to dusk.