Little Explorers Will Be ‘Sensing Nature’ Saturday

Animals of all shapes and sizes use their senses to find food, water, shelter and other animals.

At Audubon Community Nature Center’s Little Explorers on Saturday, adults and the 4 to 8 year olds in their life will learn how the animals around Audubon use their eyes, ears, nose, hands (or paws) to find things and stay safe. At the 10-11:30 a.m. “Sensing Nature” program the group will learn about how animals use their senses to survive. After a short lesson inside, the group will head outdoors to put their eyes, ears, nose, hands, and tongues to the test. Then they will return to the nature center come back inside for a snack and, if time and weather allow, a craft.

The program takes place rain or shine, so be sure to 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, Sept. 6, by calling 569-2345 during business hours or online through the Programs page at auduboncnc.org.

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 to 4 p.m. The 600-acre wetland preserve with more than five miles of trails and Liberty, the non-releasable Bald Eagle, can be visited from dawn until dusk daily.

To learn more about Audubon and its many programs, call 569-2345 during business hours or visit auduboncnc.org.

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