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Audubon Community Nature Center
With lots of snow to look forward to, Audubon Community Nature Center’s January Nature Play Day should be great fun for kids and adults alike.
Children aged two to eight and their favorite grownups can drop in Audubon’s Nature Play Area anytime from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 21.
This is an opportunity for you and the young one(s) in your life to explore unstructured outdoor play in a safe environment and learn how to continue the nature play experience at home.
Extra materials will be placed in the play area, and a naturalist will be present to answer questions and provide information.
Unstructured play outdoors is beneficial to a child’s physical and mental development as well as their understanding and appreciation of the natural world. However, concerns about safety, location, materials and the value of play are often barriers in creating these experiences. This program aims to inspire both kids and adults to make discoveries and feel more comfortable about the natural world through play.
Children can play as long as they like as long as their adults stay with them. Parents may want to bring a chair, snack and water or a warm drink.
Be sure to dress in layers of warm clothing. Waterproof or water resistant gloves or mittens are recommended.
Fee is $6 per child, ages two to eight; no charge for adults. Pay on arrival or online through the Programs page at auduboncnc.org.
While Nature Play Day is planned for rain, snow, or shine, in the case of severe weather, the program will be cancelled; call (716) 569-2345 to confirm.
Audubon education programs are funded with support from the Carnahan Jackson Foundation, Jessie Smith Darrah Fund, Holmberg Foundation, Hultquist Foundation, and Lenna Foundation.
Located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania, the Audubon Community Nature Center has more than five miles of beautifully maintained trails on a 600-acre wetland preserve. Its three-story building, open daily, houses the Blue Heron Gift Shop and a collection of live fish, reptiles, and amphibians. Interactive displays focus visitors’ attention on ways to celebrate nature hands-on. One of the most visited exhibits is Liberty, a non-releasable bald eagle, in her outdoor habitat.
To learn more about Audubon and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345 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.