Audubon presents Family Elk Program with virtual presentations

The Audubon Community Nature Center has made frequent field trips to the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette, Pa.

On Friday, Dec. 4, the Keystone Elk Country Alliance is bringing Pennsylvania’s elk to Audubon through virtual presentations from 3 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m.

Those interested will discover the history and natural history of Pennsylvania’s elk herd directly from Keystone conservation educators. They will send Audubon hands-on artifacts and objects including elk hides, antlers, and more for you to explore in person as part of the program.

The Keystone Elk Country Alliance is a non-profit wildlife conservation organization. It manages the Elk Country Visitor Center and the surrounding properties in Benezette, Pa., that welcome hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. For more information, visit ExperienceElkCountry.com

Audubon’s COVID-19 safety precautions require face coverings for all visitors ages 3 and up for indoor events. Participants will be required to sanitize their hands before touching the hands-on materials. The room will be closed for sanitization between presentations.

The fee is $8 for adults, $6 for Nature Center members and children 3-15, and free for those two and under.

Paid reservations are required by Thursday, Dec. 3, by calling 569-2345 during business hours or going to AudubonCNC.org and clicking on “Register for a Program.” Walk-ins may be accepted if there is room; call for availability after the deadline.

The Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. The first floor of the Nature Center building, including the Blue Heron Gift Shop, live animals, and the 2020 Nature Photography Contest winning photographs, is open Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Because not all of the building is accessible, admission is by donation only.

Visitors are welcome to visit the 600-acre nature preserve from dawn to dusk daily. While practicing safe social distancing measures, view the grounds and six miles of trails, and view Liberty, Audubon’s non-releasable Bald Eagle.

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


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