Audubon To Host Nature Play Day Sunday Afternoon
On Sunday, the Audubon Community Nature Center is offering a Nature Play Day to inspire children and adults to make discoveries and feel more comfortable about the natural world through play.
Children ages two to eight and their favorite adults can drop in anytime from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Audubon’s Nature Play Area. Extra materials will be placed in the play area such as mud kitchen equipment, hammocks, weaving material or natural building materials. A naturalist will be present to answer questions and provide information. Children can play as long as they like as long as their adults stay with them. Parents may want to bring a chair, snack and water. A hose will be available to clean up when the group is done playing.
Children need to be prepared to play outside, wearing clothes and shoes that can get dirty. Those attending may want to bring an extra change of clothes or a towel for the car ride home.
The cost is $6 per child, ages two to eight; no charge for adults. Pay on arrival or online through the Programs page at auduboncnc.org. Reservations are not necessary but registration is appreciated.
Audubon education programs are funded with support from the Carnahan Jackson Foundation, Jessie Smith Darrah Fund, Holmberg Foundation, Hultquist Foundation and Lenna Foundation.
Located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren, the Audubon Community Nature Center has more than five miles of maintained trails on a 600-acre wetland preserve. Its three-story building, open daily, houses the Blue Heron Gift Shop and a collection of live fish, reptiles and amphibians. Interactive displays focus visitors’ attention on ways to celebrate nature hands-on. One of the most visited exhibits is Liberty, a non-releasable bald eagle, in her outdoor habitat.
To learn more about Audubon and its many programs, call 569-2345 or visit auduboncnc.org.