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Little Explorers to learn about plant connections

Audubon Community Nature Center Little Explorers and their adults will learn about the connections between people and plants at Audubon’s Little Explorers on Saturday Aug. 14. Some may even discover a ripened blackberry or two when they go outdoors.

Humans use plants and plant products every day.

Adults and the 3-8 year old children in their can learn about Plants and People at Audubon Community Nature Center’s Little Explorers, Saturday, Aug. 14, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Plants are used for decoration, food, furniture, books, and so much more. Discover how different plants are transformed into these items relied on by people and about the ways people can help plants in return. After a short lesson learning more about the ways humans use plants for food, supplies and homes, the group will head out to explore Audubon’s property, including the gardens where they can see some of the food that comes from plants and look for some vegetables, fruits, or flowers to eat.

A craft is offered if there is time.

The program takes place rain or shine, so those attending should be sure to dress for the weather and have a face covering available for indoors if they have not been vaccinated.

The fee for the program is $8 for adults, $6 for children ages 3 to 8 and Nature Center members.

Enrollment is limited to 10 children, 20 participants total.

Make reservations by Thursday, Aug. 12, by calling 569-2345 during business hours or by going to AudubonCNC.org and clicking on “Upcoming Programs.”

Sponsored by Univera Healthcare, Little Explorers is presented on the second Saturday of every month from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

The Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. View the grounds, with its six miles of trails, and view Liberty, Audubon’s non-releasable Bald Eagle, dawn to dusk daily, free of charge.

The three-story Nature Center building houses interactive displays, a collection of live animals including the new Hellbender exhibit, the Blue Heron Gift Shop, and winning photographs from the 2020 Nature Photography Contest.

Visitors are welcome Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sundays from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Nature Center members enjoy free building admission daily, and building admission is free every Sunday for non-Nature Center members.

Face coverings are not required outdoors, but unvaccinated individuals are asked to wear face coverings when inside the Nature Center building.

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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