Audubon Little Explorers Learn about soil, rocks, mud at nature center

This photograph, “Water on Rocks” by Andrew Gerace of Novelty, Ohio, was a youth winner in an Audubon Nature Photography Contest.

Parents and the three to eight-year-old child(ren) in their life can learn about the ground under their feet on Saturday, Aug. 8, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Audubon Community Nature Center.

What is dirt made of, anyway? How did that rock get so smooth? During the outdoor lesson on “Soil, Rocks, and Mud” those attending can learn what different kinds of rocks and soil are made of and how they change over time. Then take a short hike to explore the soil, sand, rocks and minerals people walk and climb on all the time.

The program will be held in the Stephanie Frucella Education Pavilion in Audubon’s back yard. Participants should bring face coverings in case the program is moved indoors because of inclement weather.

The fee for the program is $8 for adults, $6 for children and Nature Center members.

Make reservations by Thursday, August 6, by calling 569-2345 during business hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays or by going to AudubonCNC.org/Programs and clicking on “Current Schedule.”

The 2020 Little Explorers series is sponsored by Univera Healthcare. Little Explorers is presented on the second Saturday of every month from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa. While the Nature Center building is not open for walk-in visitors just yet, the public is welcome to visit the 600-acre nature preserve from dawn to dusk daily. Use the native tree arboretum, gardens, picnic area, and six miles of trails, and view Liberty, Audubon’s non-releasable Bald Eagle, while practicing safe social distancing measures.

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


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