Audubon Little Explorers Learn about Soil, Rocks, and Mud at the Nature Center, Saturday, August 8

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This photograph, “Water on Rocks” by Andrew Gerace of Novelty, Ohio, was a youth winner in an Audubon Nature Photography Contest. Audubon Community Nature Center’s Little Explorers will learn about Soil, Rocks, and Mud on Saturday morning, August 8. (For information about this year’s photo contest, visit ACNCPhotoContest.com.)
This photograph, “Water on Rocks” by Andrew Gerace of Novelty, Ohio, was a youth winner in an Audubon Nature Photography Contest. Audubon Community Nature Center’s Little Explorers will learn about Soil, Rocks, and Mud on Saturday morning, August 8. (For information about this year’s photo contest, visit ACNCPhotoContest.com.)

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

What is dirt made of, anyway? How did that rock get so smooth?

During the outdoor lesson on “Soil, Rocks, and Mud” you 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 you 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, 2020, by calling (716) 569-2345 during business hours (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 12-4 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, 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. While the Nature Center building is not open for walk-in visitors just yet, you are welcome to visit the 600-acre nature preserve from dawn to dusk daily. Enjoy 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.

The Blue Heron Gift Shop is also open for drive-thru sales; visit AudubonCNC.org/Shop for more information.

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

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.