Spooky Science

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2016, Spooky Science

October 7, 8, 14, 15
A unique, fun and educational event. What a perfect time of year to celebrate and educate about the natural world!
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Very Unique and Creative, lots of Fun for the whole family!

“We came with our 5 year old and our 14 year old – not knowing what to expect, they both had a Blast!  it was an Awesome event, the kids can’t wait till next year”.

Spooky Science is Not a Halloween event!  Spooky Science is all about teaching people in
a fun & creative environment about all the things in nature that can “Spook or Creep” you out – like spiders, snakes, and bats.

Our goal is “To offer opportunities for families to explore, experience, enjoy, and learn about nature in a fun and creative way”.

It is an “open house” type venue – come anytime between 4:30-8:30pm and stay as long as you like.
Most families spend an average of 2+ hours exploring all the activity stations.

Food is available:
the Washington Ruritans offer hot sandwiches, sides and beverages at very reasonable prices.

Spooky Science . . .
* Explaining the mysteries of Nature
* Dispelling fear with Understanding (knowledge).
* Don’t be afraid of the dark – go on an Enlighting Night Walk
* Of creepy crawlers (spiders, bugs, snakes) – look at them up close & learn about them.
* Sounds of the night – learn how to identify them.
* The Madd Scientist – explains the science behind his crazy experiments.

Thrilling ~ Special Presentations                        
*  Mad Scientist
*  The Bug Man
*  Woodland Animals Up Close
*  Story Telling ~ Campfire Stories
*  Night Hikes ~ Explore Night Sounds
*  Woodland Puppet Theater

Goose Bumps ~ Activity Stations

*  Bone Digging                 *  Science Experiment Make & Take
*  Reptile Encounter          *  Fear Factor Challenges
*  Spider’s Lair                  *  Corn, Crows & Scarecrows
*  Pumpkin Alley               *  Straw Maze & Jump
*  Bugmania                      *  Craft Cave ~ Make & Take
*  Owl Eye-Spy                 *  Night Creatures ~ Propelled
*  Pollination Station         *  Native American Campsite & Lore
*  Astronomy Myths          *  Rock Science ~ Pan for Gold

Admission: $8.00 per person    $6.00 BC Members    0-2 yrs. free

Mixing up your own science experiments including glow-in-the-dark slime, creating an owl mask, taking a hay ride, digging up bones, watching the mad scientist, and getting up-close with reptiles and woodland animals; this is the way families celebrate the fall season at Beech Creek Botanical Garden.

Have you ever gone on a night hike with no bright lights and listened closely to hear owls, crickets and bullfrogs? Have you ever made a scarecrow, watched a pumpkin explode or been dared to eat a live cricket? So much exploring and fun to squeeze into a few short hours!

Spooky Science 2012 -Decorate Walkway

Spooky Science 2012 -Decorate Walkway

We have heard dozens of favorable comments from people who attended, “the kids had so much fun they didn’t want to leave”, “there was so much to do, see, and learn”, “I can’t believe how much you have done, a lot of thought and time must have gone in to this event”, “the grandchildren wouldn’t stop talking about how much fun they had, they can’t wait til’ next year”.

A Huge Thanks to everyone who helps  make this event happen!

To our weekly crew of volunteers (you know who you are) for spending weeks getting the grounds prepared, Our Spooky Science Committee, the University of Mount Union Nature Center, Washington Township Ruritans, Walsh University biology students, Kent State University Students, Kent State Stark professor and students, Malone University, and the University of Mount Union Physics Department. And all the great volunteers each night.

Walking past the carved pumpkins along Jack-O-Lantern Alley

Walking past the carved pumpkins along Jack-O-Lantern Alley


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