All summer long the Audubon Nature Center has been swarming with children excited to play, hike, have fun, get dirty and learn a lot.
The staff at the Nature Center got to wondering: Why should kids get to have all the fun?
So when the kids go back to school, the Nature Center is offering this same opportunity to adults – though getting dirty is not required!
From 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday through Friday, Sept. 9-11, will be the first-ever Adult Day Camp, an all morning nature experience with a full staff of naturalists.
The Adult Day Camp will be an intensive nature learning experience combined with fun and games. Each of the Nature Center’s naturalists will take a chunk of time to teach a topic they are passionate about, from salamanders to birds to insects and more.
There will be a lot going on. The group will venture off the trails to see what it happening in some of the Center’s most unique areas. They might explore the Spatterdock Underworld and get a close-up look at the salamanders, snails and odd slugs that live on the property. Or they might even play with nets to catch insects on the wing and underwater to learn about some of the seldom noticed creatures that share our world.
The program will follow the passion and skills of the Nature Center’s Education Staff — Katie Finch, Sarah Hatfield, Jennifer Schlick and Jeff Tome — each of whom has a wealth of knowledge about nature. They will teach the topics they love the most and are excited to bring you along to share their enthusiasm with you.
Remember to dress for the weather. Programs will happen rain or shine.
The fee is $72 or $54 for Friends of the Nature Center, and space is limited. Paid reservations are required by Saturday, September 5: call (716) 569-2345 during business hours or use the on-line form by clicking on “Adult Day Camp” at www.jamestownaudubon.org.
Nature Center education programs are funded with support from the Carnahan Jackson Foundation, Jessie Smith Darrah Fund, Holmberg Foundation, Hultquist Foundation, Johnson Foundation, and Lenna Foundation.
The Audubon Nature Center is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania. The building, with its collection of live animals, interactive exhibits and the Blue Heron Gift Shop, is open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-4:30 p.m. Sundays. The grounds, including trails, gardens, picnic tables, arboretum, and Liberty, the Bald Eagle, can be visited from dawn until dusk daily.
To learn more about the Nature Center and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345 or visit www.jamestownaudubon.org.