Hours and Admission

OPEN:

Thursday - Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

CMNC will be CLOSED:

New Years Day
Fourth of July
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

Admission:

$8.00 ~ Adults
$3.00 ~ 5 to 12 years old
Free under 5

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Cub Scout Programs

Programs for Tiger, Wolf, and Bear Ranks are available from September - May. A minimum of 10 scouts is required for each program. To schedule your Troop or Den, please call 941-322-1000 or email education@cmncfl.org.

cmcnflTiger Rank

Let’s Go Outdoors (Achievement 5):
Hike our trails, play Boardwalk Nature Bingo, and make a leaf ID guide. All materials provided. Length: 1.5 hours
Completes: D, G Fee: $5.00 per Scout


Picnic Fun (Elective 22):
After our guide explains our trail system and map to your group, a den leader/parent will take the Scouts on a leisurely walk along our boardwalk and/pioneer homestead. Follow up with a picnic lunch in the Learning Center. Bring sports gear for after lunch play. Length: Any Fee: $5.00 per Scout


Feed the Birds (Elective 32):
Start off with a boardwalk hike, then make 2 types of bird feeders. Bring a small coffee can. All other materials provided. Length: 1.5 hour Fee: $8.00 per Scout

Clean Up Treasure Hunt (Elective 33):

Join our Unnatural Nature Hike led by a nature guide to find the items on your scavenger hunt list. Conclude with sorting ‘unnatural’ items. All materials provided. Length: 1.5 hours Fee: $5.00 per Scout

cmcnflWolf Rank

Your Living World (Achievement 7):
Discover the 3 R’s – Reduce, reuse, recycle – and help save the planet. Play the ‘Trash of Sorts’ recycling game, discuss land, air, and water pollution and make recycled paper. All materials provided. Length: 1.5 hours
Completes: B, C, F Fee: $8.00 per Scout

Birds (Elective 13):
Use binoculars on our 9:30 am ‘early bird’ hike, find natural nesting materials, share bird stories, fill our bird feeder, and discover bird nesting materials found in your home. All materials provided. Length: 2 hours Completes: B, C, D, E Fee: $5.00 per Scout

Outdoor Adventure (Elective 18):
At our Learning Center lay out a Wildlife Olympics obstacle course, follow up with a ‘Scouts vs. leaders’ contest. Design a 15 ft. Micro World Nature Trail and guide a fellow Scout along your trail, pointing out the highlights. Identify poison ivy. Picnic in the outdoor Learning Center. All materials provided. Length: 2 hours Completes: D, E, G Fee: $8.00 per Scout

cmncflBear Rank

Share Your World with Wildlife (Achievement 5):
Pick a plant or animal you learned about on our nature hike and draw a picture showing how it lives. Discover the duties of a wildlife conservation officer. Make a storybook about an animal that is now extinct. All materials provided. Length: 2 hours Completes: A, C, D, E Fee: $5.00 per Scout


Nature Crafts (Elective 12):
Join our Wildlife Clues Hike in search of animal tracks. Along the trail look for seedpods and identify leaves. Afterwards press and label 10 leaves. Build a water scope, bring either two 34.5 ounce coffee cans or two 2 quart wax drink cartons. All other materials provided. Length: 2 hours Completes: B, C, D, E Fee: $8.00 per Scout

The combined Forester and Naturalist badge program for Webelos Rank is offered from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM on the following dates:
Saturday Ocrober 23, 2010 Saturday December 4, 2010
Saturday February 12, 2011 Saturday April 16, 2011
To schedule your Troop or Den, please call 941-322-1000 or e-mail education@cmncfl.org.

cmcnflWebelos Rank

Naturalist Badge:
Join our 9:30 am hike and ‘watch 6 wild animals in the wild.’ Review local poisonous plants/venomous animals and bird flyways. Identify producers, consumers, and decomposers in a food chain. Identify a plant/animal species found only in this area and tell why it survives only here. All materials provided. Length: 2 hours Completes: 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Fee: $8.00 per Scout

Forester Badge:
Take a hike to identify 6 forest trees and tell how wildlife and humans use them. Identify 6 forest plants useful to wildlife, tell which animals use them and for what purposes. Draw the ‘layers of the forest’ and discuss the benefits and harm that wildfires can cause. All materials provided. Length: 2.5 hours Completes: 2, 3, 4, 6, 9 Fee: $8.00 per Scout


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