Ivy Creek Farm Day

Barn Reopens

Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 10:00am - 4:00pm


Come enjoy Ivy Creek Farm Day! Not only will the barn be open early but we'll have learning events for youngsters and oldsters. Most activities will run all day. Others will be scheduled. Although the focus is on families, we'll have several activities just for adults. See the general agenda and schedule below.

Farming

  • Tillie the Milkable Cow: all day in the barn
  • Barn tours: all day in the barn
  • Learn about the families who created River View Farm: 1:00, meet at the barn, walking
  • Make Your Own Butter: all day in the education building
  • Historic Barn Tour: 10:00 & 1:00 & 3:00, meet at the barn
  • Bee Smart! beekeeping: all day next to the barn
  • Local Food Movement: all day next to the barn

Nature

  • Become a Friend of Ivy Creek: all day near the barn
  • Solar Viewing Scope: 10 to 3 in the field next to the barn
  • The Story that Underwater Critters Tell: 10-2 next to the barn
  • Take a look at Stream Creatures: 11:00 next to the barn
  • The Joys of Backyard Birding & Binoculars: 10 to 2 near the education building
  • Make a Special Treat for Birds: all day next to the barn
  • Fill the Bird Bill: all day next to the barn
  • What's in an Owl Pellet?: all day next to the barn
  • Can You Name that Bird: all day next to the barn
  • Nature Fun & Crafts for Preschoolers: all day in the education building
  • Keeping it Clean, Rivanna River Water Quality Monitoring: all day next to the barn
  • Taking Off with Science!: all day next to the barn
  • Create a Natural Habitat in Your Backyard: all day next to the barn
  • Grow Lollipop Blooms and Zany Zinnias: all day next to the barn
  • Spring Treasures Plant Walk for Adults: 10:30 and 1:30 at the barn

Hiking

  • Hiking Stick Drills Made Easy: 10:00 & 1:00, meet at the barn, walking
  • Map & Compass Clinic: Fifteen minutes after the hour till 2:15 grass near barn
  • Paracord Bracelet Tying: 11:00, 12:00, 1:00 and 2:00l grass near barn
  • Set up a tent!: 11:45 and 12:45 grass near barn
  • Sense Ability in the Woods: 12:00, meet at the barn for walking
  • Self-guided Scavenger Hunt on the School Trail: school trail
  • Hike/Scavenger Hunt: 1:30, grass near barn
  • Listening to the Landscape: An Innovative Approach to Environmental Education (Adults & Older Kids): 2:00, meet at the barn, walking
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