The Brown Family Environmental Center
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Sunday December 15 7:00am - 4:00pm EST
The Christmas Bird Count is a long-standing national initiative. Help us count birds in different areas of Knox County. Volunteers are needed at home feeders, and in the field. Lunch provided at noon at the BFEC for all participants. Call 740-427-5052 or email jordan2@k......More
Saturday January 18 10:30am - 11:30am EST
Meet in the Resource Center. Explore winter in Ohio by learning about our winter birds and how they survive. Then become a valuable resource for our winter birds by decorating your very own natural bird feeder to take home! If the weather is pleasant, we’ll head outside......More
Saturday January 18 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST
Meet at the BFEC Resource Center. Yes, you can identify trees in winter! Learn about leaf scars, bundle traces, bud scales, and more. We will start inside to learn some basics and then we’ll test our new-found knowledge outside as we identify some common trees. Dress......More
Saturday January 25 10:30am - 11:30am EST
Meet in the Resource Center. What do animals do when it gets cold? Dress in your comfiest sleep attire to build a kid sized bear den. We’ll learn about the ways animals adapt to changing seasons, how they stay warm, and how they find food!
Friday January 31 8:00pm - 10:00pm EST
Meet at Franklin Miller Observatory. Dr. Paula Turner of Kenyon’s Physics Department will share telescope views of celestial sites including the moon, planets like Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn, as well as star clusters and nebulae. Weather permitting (if it’s cloudy, th......More
Thursday February 6 6:30pm - 7:30pm EST
Meet at the BFEC Resource Center. Knox County’s Bald Eagle population is growing! Learn about mating rituals, rearing behaviors, juvenile molting stages, and so much more during this indoor presentation. Free.
Saturday February 8 1:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Meet at the BFEC Resource Center. We will take a driving tour of several eagles’ nests in and near Knox County. We will meet at the Resource Center just long enough to meet our leader, Jon Minard. We’ll grab maps and then we will carpool/caravan to as many nest sites......More
Sunday February 9 All Day
Meet in the Resource Center. Ever wonder where the terms “lunatic” and “honeymoon” came from? Learn the facts and folklore about our closest celestial neighbor: the Moon! Come enjoy part of our full moon night hike series. We will explore the BFEC during a 1-hour hike u......More
Saturday February 15 10:30am - 11:30am EST
Meet in the Resource Center. Learn to love all the cool bugs at the BFEC! Examine our big bug collection under microscopes, make a native bee home to take away with you, and find out how bugs see the world!