Saturday programs encourage children to explore nature
The Highlands Center for Natural History has two Saturday morning programs available for children, where the outdoor beckons them to explore and enjoy the wonders of nature.
Knee-High Naturalists, for pre-school children ages 3-5, begins on Aug. 9 with two times to choose from, 9:30 to 11 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. This program offers a parent or guardian the opportunity to share nature with their child in a safe outdoor environment every other Saturday through Nov. 1.
Each class includes a nature craft, story, snack and focus on an animal. Registration is for six out of seven Saturdays. More information is available by calling the Center at 776-9550.
The second children's program is a Nature Nuts club for children ages 6 to 10 years old. This is a four-hour program starting at 9:30 a.m. and allows plenty of time for the children to wander and explore much of the 80 acres at the Center. This program begins Aug. 16 and continues on Sept. 6 and 20, Oct. 4 and 18, and Nov. 1. The program includes visits to Lynx Creek, journaling in nature, art in nature, learning about the natural world, working together as a group and having fun at the same time. Register for five out of the six Saturdays. For registration and fees, call the center at 776-9550.