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Lisa Allmendinger on November 16th, 2016

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Kathy Claflin for the information in this story and the Waterloo Natural History Association for sponsoring this program.) On Nov. 20 from 2-3 p.m., you can learn about spooky owls in a program that was rescheduled from last month. Are owls spooky, mysterious or lovable? You decide while you […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 26th, 2016

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Kathy Claflin for the information in this story and the Waterloo Natural History Association for the sponsorship of this program.) On Sunday, Oct. 30 from 2-3 p.m. you can learn about owls at the Discovery Center. The program, “Spooky Owls” is an opportunity for an up-close visit with live […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 16th, 2016

By Lisa Carolin Fourth-graders at South Meadows Elementary School have been receiving hands-on science lessons this month during field trips to the Eddy Discovery Center at the Waterloo Recreation Area. The opportunity is courtesy of the Waterloo Natural History Association, which paid for the school’s busing costs. Students have had the opportunity to take bog […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 12th, 2016

On Sunday, Oct. 16, the Waterloo Natural History Association will celebrate its 35th anniversary from 1-4 p.m. at the Discovery Center with an open house and a festival. There will be a free afternoon of fun and games with scavenger hunts, refreshments, activities for all ages, and live animals with Paul McCormack. Rain or shine […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 9th, 2016

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Lisa Allmendinger on September 22nd, 2016

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Kathy Claflin for the information in this story and the Waterloo Natural History Association for sponsoring the program.) There will be a fall mushroom search on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 2-3:30 p.m. starting at the Discovery Center. Everyone’s invited to search the woods to find and collect fall mushrooms.  […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on June 2nd, 2016

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Kathy Claflin for the information in this story and the Waterloo Natural History Association for its sponsorship of programs at the Discovery Center.) On Sunday, June 5 from 2-3:30 p.m. the program “Edible, Medicinal or Poisonous” will take place on the Discovery Center trails. Join Rowena Conahan, founder of […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on May 8th, 2016

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Tom Hodgson and the Waterloo Natural History Association for the information and photos in this story.) They are coming by the thousands. They fly at night, navigating by starlight and the earth’s magnetic field. Many have traveled from as far away as Central and South America. They are dropping […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on May 4th, 2016

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Kathy Claflin for the information and the Waterloo Natural History Association for sponsoring this program.) Learn nature sketching techniques from scientific illustrator Jen Koppin on Sunday, May 15 from 2-4 p.m. at the Discovery Center. This is an opportunity to begin developing your hidden artistic talent. They group will […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on May 1st, 2016

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Tom Hodgson and the Waterloo Natural History Association for the information and photos in this column.) Each species of songbird has its own unique song that can be recognized by others of its kind. This enables individuals of the species to find each other amid the cacophony of sounds […]

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