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Audubon Natural Investigators to explore “Water’s Journey”

You and your 8 to 12-year-old(s) can be Audubon Community Nature Center Natural Investigators Saturday morning, Oct. 28. Audubon’s Natural Investigators will play games and simulate a watershed to learn about the water cycle.

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — There’s water everywhere at Audubon Community Nature Center. How did it get there and where does it go?

You and your 8 to 12-year-old(s) can learn about “Water’s Journey” with Audubon’s Natural Investigators, Saturday, Oct. 28, 10-11:30 a.m. You can explore watersheds and the paths a drop of water may take on its never-ending journey.

Become a drop of water as you travel through the water cycle, then model a watershed to discover the impact humans have on these areas. Discuss what it means for a watershed to be healthy and ways to help keep your local watersheds clean.

After an indoor portion where you simulate the water cycle and a watershed, head outdoors to learn the importance of wetlands in these systems.

The program happens rain or shine, so dress for the weather.

The fee is $12 for adults, $9 for Nature Center members and children ages 8-12.

Enrollment is limited to 12 children, 24 participants total.

Make your paid reservations – required by Thursday, Oct. 26 – by calling (716) 569-2345 during business hours or by going to AudubonCNC.org and clicking through “Programs and Events.”

Natural Investigators is presented the fourth Saturday of every month, 10-11:30 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. You can visit the nearly 600-acre nature preserve, check in on the live birds of prey, enjoy the native tree arboretum, gardens, picnic area, and natural play space, and hike over five miles of trails dawn until dusk daily for free.

The three-story Nature Center building houses interactive displays, a collection of live animals including the Hellbender exhibit, and the Blue Heron Gift Shop. Visitors are welcome Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sundays, 1-4:30 p.m. Nature Center members and SNAP/EBT cardholders have free building admission daily. Building admission is also free every Sunday for non-Nature Center members.

To learn more about Audubon and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345, find Audubon Community Nature Center on Facebook, or visit AudubonCNC.org.

Audubon Community Nature Center builds and nurtures connections between people and nature by providing positive outdoor experiences, opportunities to learn about and understand the natural world, and knowledge to act in environmentally responsible ways.

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