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Outdoor Girls’ Day at June 6

Allegany State Park presents the opportunity for girls in grades 6-12 to experience and enjoy nature and science in a fun and interesting way with Outdoor Girls’ Day on June 6.

The day, runing from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will include banding songbirds, learning how to draw them, and looking for creek creatures and things that can be eaten in the woods. These nature programs will be presented by women in the natural science fields, including Sharon Dehn from the Zaefel Nature Sanctuary, Jennifer Miller, wildlife artist, Jennifer Schilck of Jamestown Audubon, Dr. Mary Puterbaugh Mulcahy from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, and Adele Wellman, Katie Vecellio, and Heidi Tschopp from Allegany State Park.

The day, based at Camp Allegany on the Red House side of the park, will consist of 40 minute sessions in rotating groups (girls will be broken up into various age groups), with panel discussions and an opportunity to mingle with the pros after the closing remarks. Pack a lunch.

Attend to find out more about the natural sciences, increase awareness of positive women role models in science, and learn about careers in the science field.

The program is free, but registration is required on or before May 29. Teachers and parents are also welcome to attend. For more information, and to get the registration form, call (716) 354-9101 ext. 232 or email adele.wellman@parks.ny.gov.

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