Audubon Little Explorers Study Skulls, Bones and Teeth Saturday October 14

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After an indoor lesson on "Skulls, Bones and Teeth," Audubon Community Nature Center Little Explorers and their adults will head outdoors to see what they can discover. You and your 3 to 8-year-old(s) are invited to be part of this exploration on Saturday morning, October 14.

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A vertebrate is an animal with a backbone, and there are vertebrates of all shapes and sizes found around Audubon Community Nature Center.

You and your 3 to 8-year-old(s) are invited to join the Little Explorers and their favorite adults to learn about “Skulls, Bones and Teeth” Saturday, October 14, 10–11:30 a.m., at the Nature Center.

Bones can tell you a lot about an animal, such as its size, what it eats and even how good some of its senses are.

Explore real animal bones to learn how skulls, teeth, and other animal parts can help you figure out more about an animal’s life and diet. See what clues you can gather and try to combine them to figure out what animals the bones came from.

After an indoor lesson, head outside to see what you can discover about the animals that live at Audubon just from the bones.

A snack is provided after the hike and a craft is offered if there is time.

This program takes place rain or shine, so dress for the weather.

The fee is $12 for adults, $9 for children ages 3 – 8 and Nature Center members.

Enrollment is limited to 15 children, 30 participants total.

Make required paid reservations by Thursday, October 12, 2023, by calling (716) 569-2345 during business hours or by going to AudubonCNC.org and clicking through Programs and Events.

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, 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. – 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.