Norman-area nature center offers spring break activities

Discovery Cove Nature Center at Lake Thunderbird is sponsoring a slate of activities for children and adults, beginning Saturday and continuing through next week, which is Norman's spring break.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: March 16, 2013
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— Discovery Cove Nature Center at Lake Thunderbird has a slate of activities planned, beginning Saturday and continuing through much of next week, which is Norman's spring break.

The nature center is off State Highway 9 on Clear Bay Boulevard, across from the Turkey Pass campground.

Saturday, which is designated Mammal Day, will feature a 10 a.m. presentation by naturalist Kathy Furneaux titled “A Few Things to Know About Mammals.” Furneaux will repeat the presentation at 1 p.m.

At 2 p.m., children 3 and older are invited to make plaster casts of an animal footprint. Cost is 50 cents per cast. Casts require about an hour to set. While waiting for the casts to harden, children can join others for a presentation at 2:30 p.m. on “Skins, Skulls and Tracks.”

At 1 p.m. Sunday, Furneaux will present a slideshow on “Bats Around Us,” followed by a bat crafts session at 2:30 p.m. The crafts session is for children 4 and older, but 4-year-olds might require help from a parent or other adult. Cost is $1.

Snake and Amphibian Day will be celebrated Monday, with a talk on Oklahoma snakes set for 10 a.m. Furneaux will lead a children's story time at 11 a.m. At 1 p.m., Furneaux will discuss Oklahoma amphibians. Children can make frog crafts at 2 p.m. and play reptile bingo at 3:30 p.m. Cost for the frog craft session is $1.



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