Originally Published: July 24, 2008 10:10 p.m.
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.