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Please note that many of our wonderful classes and programs require pre-registration. We encourage you to call ahead to confirm availability: 440-871-2900.

Critter Encounters
Date: June 1 - August 31
Saturdays and Sundays
Time/Duration: 10:30 am. and 11:00 am.
  For all Ages Fee: $3/person

We welcome you each weekend morning to spend a half hour with some of the Center's favorite animals. Get a chance to see them in person and learn about what makes them special.

Instructor: Annette Constantino; Susan Ballard

Advance registration is not required for this program.

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Registration Hints and Tips!

For your best shopping experience here are some tips:

1.    Use the Back and Forward Arrows of your web browser to fill your Center "cart" with all of your program selections so that you only have to check out once! You can both arrow back and forth between our website and your Center "cart" and between programs in the drop-down menu and your cart. Only the most recent cart will be saved!

2.    Sign in as a User if you want your automatic discount-and be sure you use the parent's name under Personal Information so that your membership account can be accessed. If you are registering as a "User" (different than registering for a Program) for the very first time, please create your account first and log back in for your member information to be accessed properly.

Project Wildlife - Summer
Date: See description Time/Duration: Meetings are Sundays 1 - 3 p.m.
  High School Students Fee: $150/semester

This distinctive teen program offers opportunities for students to learn about wildlife education and animal care. Members of Project Wildlife will learn from our expert staff while meeting peers with similar interests. In addition to monthly meetings and activities, limited opportunities will be offered for participants to gain service learning experiences in areas such as animal care, wildlife training and handling, wildlife rehabilitation and wildlife research.

Instructor: Christine Cain

Must be available to attend monthly meetings; Sundays June 12, July 10 and August 14

For more information or to apply, please contact wildlife@lensc.org

Keeper for a Day- Summer
Date: Tuesdays June 21 & 28, July 19, August 2 & 16 Time/Duration: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  For students ages 13 + Fee: $75/person for each session

This program gives those wild about wildlife the chance to learn about all that's involved in caring for our resident animals and rehabilitation patients. Participants will go behind the scenes alongside our Wildlife Specialists as they care for, assess and treat the animals. Learn about animal husbandry, diet, wildlife medicine and more. Gain incredible career shadowing experience.

Limited to 2 participants per session.

Advance registration is required.

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Wild Things Summer
Date: Fridays
June 24, July 15, August 12
June 25, July 16, August 13
Time/Duration: Fridays 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. OR 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Saturdays 10 - 11 a.m.
  For children ages 1 - 5 years with ONE adult
Fee: Fee per program: $20/child; Members receive 10% discount

Explore the wild things of your backyard and beyond! Each time you will meet an animal, make a craft and get wild with nature. Choose one day each month. Fridays and following Saturdays are the same.

Instructor: Maggie Watson

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Advance registration is required for this program.

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