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Discover the science of shadows this Groundhog Day at Irvine Nature Center

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A new year has started seized by a cold winters grasp. We count the days until spring arrives, yearning for those warmer days. How long will winter last? Ask the humble groundhog. Tradition tells us that if the groundhog sees his shadow on Groundhog Day, there will be six more weeks of winter. Otherwise, spring is just around the corner.

Me and My Shadow
On Sunday, February 2 from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m., the Irvine Nature Center is offering Me and My Shadow, a program suitable for all ages. The cost is $5.00 for members and $15.00 for non-members. Pre-registration is required as walk-ins are not allowed. You can register online by clicking here.

Will the groundhog see his shadow on February 2, 2014? With the help of crafts and interactive activities, Baltimore families can discover the world of light and shadow.

What You Need to Know
The Irvine Nature Center is located at 11201 Garrison Forest Road in Owings Mills across from Jemicy Upper School (click here for directions).

It offers many learning activities for children, families and adults. Families can enjoy hiking, while children will have fun with hands-on activities. Adults can enjoy seminars, classes, sales, and other events.

Admission to the Irvine Nature Center is free, although some programs require a registration fee. Become member of the Irvine Nature Center by clicking here.

The Nature Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday, and the Nature Store is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday as well as 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It is closed New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

So check out the Irvine Nature Center on Sunday, February 2 from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. for Me and My Shadow. Further information about the Irvine Nature Center can be found at the link below. Have a great day!

Note: No pets allowed, please

Irvine Nature Center
11201 Garrison Forest Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117
443-738-9224
www.explorenature.org

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