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Winter 2020 Programs at Paradise Creek Nature Park

Join us at Paradise Creek Nature Park for events throughout the Fall.  We are located at 1141 Victory Boulevard in Portsmouth, Virginia.


Below is a list of events coming up at Paradise Creek Nature Park!


Volunteer Opportunities

Paradise Creek Nature Park offers a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Over 2,000 adults and children have helped remove invasive plants, planted native trees, weeded garden beds, removed trash from the trails and wetland, and helped maintain education zones throughout the park. 

Click Here for volunteer opportunities, dates, and times.

 


Safety Protocols for Public Programs Events.

In order to ensure the safety of staff and guests these guidelines will be followed at all times:

  • Guests should wear appropriate face cover at all times.
  • Guests should follow social distancing guidelines of 6-10 ft. separation at all times.
  • Guests must use porta potties, no access will be given to the River Academy.
  • Pre-registration ONLY, no registration will be done on the day of the program.
  • There will be no indoor classroom portion of programs.
  • There will be no refreshments provided, please bring a water bottle for personal use.
  • The maximum number of guests is 8, no exceptions.

 


Family Nature Walks with Ranger Seana

Dates: Saturday Jan 30, Feb 27, Mar 27

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Age: All ages

Cost: FREE REGISTRATION REQUIRED Register online HERE or at paradisecreek.elizabethriver.org.

Discover the wonders of Paradise Creek! Take a walk through the park with Ranger Seana to learn about our birds and look for signs of wildlife. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.

 

  • Guests should wear a face mask at all times and will be required to verify they are in good health and not experiencing any Covid symptoms.
  • Staff and Participants should practice social distancing during this and all programs.
  • Maximum 8 guests, pre-registration only. 
  • Guests should bring a facemask, sunscreen and a bottle of water.

 


Power AM Walks

Date: Wednesday & Saturday: January  6, 9, 20, 23, & February 3, 6, 17, 20 & March 3, 6, 17, 20

Time: 8:30am – 9:30am

Age: 16 and Above

Cost: FREE -  REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Register online HERE or at paradisecreek.elizabethriver.org.

Join us for a brisk pace nature walk for approximately 1 mile on the natural trails at Paradise Creek. Moderate exercise has great benefits for your physical health. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Strollers and dogs welcomed.

  • Guests should wear a face mask at all times and will be required to verify they are in good health and not experiencing any Covid symptoms.
  • Staff and Participants should practice social distancing during this and all programs.
  • Maximum 8 guests, pre-registration only.
  • Guests should bring a facemask, hat, and sunscreen.

 

 


Winter Bird Walk

Date: January 16, February 20, March 20

Time: 8:30am – 10:00am

Age: 16 and Above

Cost: $5 -  REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Register online HERE or at paradisecreek.elizabethriver.org.

Join our Master Birder and observe some of the many birds that stop at our park. More than 160 species of Birds have been identified at Paradise Creek Nature Park.

  • Guests should wear a face mask at all times and will be required to verify they are in good health and not experiencing any Covid symptoms.
  • Staff and Participants should practice social distancing during this and all programs.
  • Maximum 8 guests, pre-registration only.
  • Guests should bring a facemask, hat, work gloves, sunscreen and bottle of water.

 


Winter Tree Identification

Date: February 27

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Age: 16 and Above

Cost: $5 -  REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Register online HERE or at paradisecreek.elizabethriver.org.

Join Dr. John Joyce, local botanist, artist and a volunteer at Paradise Creek in the identification and education on seasonal trees at Paradise Creek.

  • Guests should wear a face mask at all times and will be required to verify they are in good health and not experiencing any Covid symptoms.
  • Staff and Participants should practice social distancing during this and all programs.
  • Maximum 8 guests, pre-registration only.
  • Guests should bring a facemask, hat, and sunscreen.

 


Winter Wetland Exploration

Date: March 24

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Age: All Ages

Cost: FREE -  REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Register online HERE or at paradisecreek.elizabethriver.org.

Learn about the plants and animals that call our marsh their winter home.  We will get up close and personal with a hands on exploration of the marsh tidal flats.                                                                                                       

  • Guests should wear a face mask at all times and will be required to verify they are in good health and not experiencing any Covid symptoms.
  • Staff and Participants should practice social distancing during this and all programs.
  • Maximum 8 guests, pre-registration only.
  • Guests should bring a facemask, hat, and sunscreen.