Little Explorers To Learn About Tracks at Audubon, Saturday

“Making Tracks” is the theme for Audubon Community Nature Center’s Little Explorers on Saturday, March 10. Through an indoor lesson and a walk outside, children ages three to eight and their favorite grownups will learn what creatures have been to Audubon.

On Saturday, March 10, from 10-11:30 a.m., adults and the 3- to 8-year-old child(ren) in their lives can learn about “Making Tracks” at Audubon Community Nature Center’s Little Explorers.

Those attending can learn what kinds of animals have visited Audubon by investigating their tracks. Unless the weather is particularly severe, after the indoor lesson and exploration, the group will head outdoors. After studying the size and shape of the animal’s foot and the pattern it makes as it walks or runs, group members can try to match it to the track guide. Along the way, the group may find other signs that an animal has passed through. Returning inside, everyone gathers for a snack and, if time allows, a craft.

The fee for Little Explorers is $8 for adults, $6 for Nature Center members and children. Reservations are required by Thursday 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.

The Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. The three-story Nature Center building contains interactive displays, a collection of live animals, and the Blue Heron Gift Shop.

Building hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. The 600-acre wetland preserve with more than five miles of trails for hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing, and Liberty, the non-releasable Bald Eagle, can be visited from dawn until dusk daily.