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Audubon Offers Summer Education for Many Ages

With some sessions already full, Audubon Community Nature Center is now accepting registrations for its 2024 Summer Day Camps. Designed for children ages 4-14, camps run four days a week, providing campers with time for free play, outdoor adventures, interactive nature-based lessons, and discovery-based activities. Through paid or unpaid internships (depending on age), 15- to 24-year-olds can discover their passion for environmental education and conservation.

The Audubon Community Nature Center will host several summer learning opportunities.

Summer day camps are an opportunity for a child to strengthen their foundation in the natural world, broaden their knowledge, and grow through play and exploration. During eight weeks of Day Camp, children ages 4-14 play, explore, learn, build, grow and experiment in fields, forests, ponds and marshes. While some sessions are already full, you can find a brochure with details of all the camps at AudubonCNC.org/DayCamp, where you can also register.

Applications for day camp scholarships can be made at AudubonCNC.org/scholarships through May 1. For answers to questions, contact Sarah Hatfield, education coordinator, at 716-569-2345 or email SHatfield@AudubonCNC.org.

Internships are a way for older students ages 15-24 to gain experience in a camp setting and discover their passion for environmental conservation and education. Paid and unpaid internships are available, depending on age and experience.

Interns can learn skills such as lesson planning, group management, developmentally appropriate activities for different ages and how to use the natural world as a classroom.

Unpaid internship applications for students 15-18 are available through arrangements with their high schools and guidance counselor if schools support the program. Other volunteer and service positions are available for students 13-18 through the Counselor -in-Training/Junior Counselor (CIT/JC) section of the Day Camp page, AudubonCNC.org/DayCamp.

Paid internship information is at AudubonCNC.org/Jobs, and applications are accepted through March 10.

Application information for summer invasive species management assistants is also at AudubonCNC.org/Jobs. Applications are accepted through March 15. .

Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. Visit the nearly 600-acre nature preserve, check in on the live birds of prey, and hike the more than five miles of trails dawn until dusk daily for free.

The three-story Nature Center building houses interactive displays, a collection of live animals including the Hellbender exhibit, and the Blue Heron Gift Shop. Visitors are welcome Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sundays, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Nature Center members and SNAP/EBT cardholders have free building admission daily. Building admission is also free every Sunday for non-Nature Center members.

To learn more about Audubon and its programs, call 716-569-2345, find Audubon Community Nature Center on Facebook, or visit AudubonCNC.org.

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