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Nature Programs at MUN Botanical Garden

Sunday, June 23, 2013, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
306 Mount Scio Road

Drop by MUN Botanical Garden on Sunday for our nature programs. Registration is not required and everyone is welcome. 

Activities may include: • Bird Watching: Every second Sunday • Sunday Nature Hike: Sundays, 10 a.m. • Meet the Critters: Sundays, 2 p.m. • Duck Feeding: Sundays, 2-4 p.m. • Story Time: Sundays, 2-4 p.m.

Sunday Morning Nature Hike: Explore Newfoundland barrens, boreal forest, or bog as you hike one of our nature trails with education staff. Learn about Newfoundland plants and animals while you enjoy plenty of fresh air and exercise. Meet in the field centre at 10 a.m. This program is suitable for families. The nature trails are not wheelchair accessible. 
Sunday Afternoon Family Programs: Meet the Critters: Be sure to drop by the classroom at 2 p.m. to meet our critters, including Squirt the red-eared slider turtle, giant African snails, red wiggler worms and more. Learn all about their far-away native habitats and find out why some of these visitors don’t always make good pets for everyone. Nature Hike to Oxen Pond/Duck Feeding: Education staff will lead you on a leisurely guided stroll along the exploration trail, down to Oxen Pond. While you feed the ducks (food is provided) staff will help you identify and learn about the different waterfowl, plants insects and other creatures that live on Oxen Pond. Arts & Crafts: This program may take place outdoors, depending on the weather. You and your family are invited to create some theme-related crafts, play some games and participate in some fun activities. Story Time/Puppet Shows: This program may take place outdoors, depending on the weather. Join our education staff for story time, a sing-a-long or a puppet show. 
Fee: General admission. FREE for members of the Friends of the Garden, MUN students and children five years old and younger. To participate in MUN Botanical Garden drop-in nature programs, please check in at the visitor services desk, located in the Garden's field centre. Registration is not required, but all children must be accompanied by an adult. Please note: these programs are intended for adults, seniors and families of all ages but are not suitable for groups wishing to book a program at the Garden. For more information, please visit, telephone 864-8590 or email