Little Explorers Learn about Spring Happenings at Audubon, Saturday, April 8

“Coming Alive” is the theme for Audubon Community Nature Center’s Little Explorers on Saturday morning, April 8. Children aged three to eight and their favorite grownups will learn about things that emerge in spring, like the False Hellebore pictured here.

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“Coming Alive” is the theme for Audubon Community Nature Center’s (ACNC’s) Little Explorers in April.

The 10-11:30 a.m. program on Saturday, April 8, is for you and the three- to eight-year-old child(ren) in your life.

April is a month that is full of beginnings and ACNC will help you investigate the life cycles of local nature.

It is when birds return to build nests and lay eggs. Frogs and turtles emerge from muddy bottoms to bask in the sun. Plants send up shoots, and insects hatch from dormant eggs.

A lesson inside will spark curiosity about what’s happening and then you will head out on a walk with a naturalist to find evidence of the life cycles you learned about. A snack and craft will follow.

Little Explorers is an opportunity to learn about a new nature topic on the second Saturday of each month. Some time is spent both inside and out, and a snack and a craft are always included.

The program runs rain or shine, and going outdoors is the most important part, so plan to come dressed for the weather.

The fee is $8 for adults, $6 for Nature Center members and children. Reservations are required by Thursday, April 6, and can be made by calling (716) 569-2345 or clicking through Attend a Program/Programs and Workshops under Plan Your Visit at www.auduboncnc.org.

This event is one of several Audubon programs offered in collaboration with the Green Up Jamestown Initiative. For more information on this partnership to unite community members who support conservation and sustainability and who advocate clean renewable energies, economies, and jobs, visit www.greenupjamestown.com.

Audubon education programs are funded with support from the Carnahan Jackson Foundation, Jessie Smith Darrah Fund, Holmberg Foundation, Hultquist Foundation, and Lenna Foundation.

Audubon Community Nature Center is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania. To learn more, 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.