Little Explorers Learn About Bears At Audubon Saturday

“Bears” is the theme for Audubon Community Nature Center’s Little Explorers on Saturday, Dec. 9. Through artifacts, stories and a walk outside, children between the ages of 3 and 8 and their favorite grownups will learn about bears.

On Saturday, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., children and an adult in their lives can learn about bears’ biology and behavior through artifacts, stories and a walk outside.

Do bears hibernate? How do they prepare for a season of lethargy? Scientists are still learning about bears, recently discovering facts about them during their long winter sleep. Those attending the Little Explorers session will learn about what they eat, how they prepare for winter, how scientists track and study them. After a lesson inside, the group will head outdoors to find what a bear might be looking for during the first days of winter. After returning indoors, there will be a snack and, if there is time, a craft.

Those attending should dress for the weather.

The fee for Little Explorers is $8 for adults, $6 for Nature Center members and children. Reservations are required by Thursday, Dec. 7, and can be made by calling 569-2345 during business hours or online through the Programs page at

Audubon education programs are funded with support from the Carnahan Jackson Foundation, Jessie Smith Darrah Fund, Holmberg Foundation, Hultquist Foundation and Lenna Foundation.

Audubon Community Nature Center is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. For more information, call 569-2345 or visit