Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) needs your help to take nature play on the road.
Audubon is looking for interested volunteers to go to community events and other local sites and host a pop up nature play area.
Free training for this adventure is being presented on Thursday, March 5, 2020, 5-6:30 p.m.
Nature play is a fun and effective way to connect children with nature.Audubon does this by including opportunities for children to play in nature or with natural materials in programming, on the grounds, and in the building.
By taking the “show on the road” ACNC can reach a broader audience to share the importance of playing outside.
The training will walk through the importance of nature play for children, strategies to interact with players and their caregivers, as well as set up of materials.
Come join the nature play team!
While walk-ins are welcome, reservations would be appreciated by Tuesday, March 3, 2020. They can be made by calling (716) 569-2345 or online through AudubonCNC.org/Programs, “Current Schedule.”
Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa. The three-story Nature Center building contains interactive displays, a collection of live animals, and the Blue Heron Gift Shop. Building hours are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sundays 1-4 p.m.
The 600-acre wetland preserve with its exhibit of Liberty, the non-releasable Bald Eagle, can be visited from dawn until dusk daily. Depending on the weather and the season, you can enjoy the native tree arboretum, gardens, picnic area, and natural play space and use the six miles of trails for hiking, snowshoeing, or cross country skiing.
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.