Discover Cordova 2022

This summer, kids were knee deep in nature as they flipped over rocks, followed salmon upstream, and stopped to smell the flowers with the Science Center’s Discover Cordova Program. 

We kicked the summer series off with a “walk on the wild side among the flowers” on Ski Hill. Minds and creativity were stretched through color matching games, wildflower identification, and making flower print cards to take home. During the week of Salmon Jam, the “small fry” got to meet other ocean dwelling creatures. Kids and their caregivers flipped rocks and waded into the tide pools to introduce themselves to chitons, sea stars and more. When the salmon started swimming upstream, Discover Cordova followed! Our intrepid explorers investigated the salmon life cycle by literally following salmon from the ocean up Fleming Spit.

The fun doesn’t stop here though!  Discover Cordova will continue throughout the fall and winter. You can check out Discover Cordova on the third Friday of the month from 2:30-4pm at the new science center building. Each program will include science, movement games, and crafts.

Join us at the end of September for Moth Mayhem, where your child can dress up like a moth while learning the difference between moths and butterflies. The spooky month of October invites you to hang with bats! We will explore myths around bats and gain an appreciation for our flying friends. November will be an “Owl-some” adventure that includes practicing owl calls and dissecting owl pellets.

Stay tuned for our three-part winter astronomy program starting in December. Each winter event will conclude with a campfire and s’mores.