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PVAS debuts ‘Wee Naturalists’

By Staff | Aug 6, 2010

Potomac Valley Audubon Society plans environmental education for children with Wee Naturalists.

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society has announced the fall schedule for its “Wee Naturalists” program.

The program is aimed at pre-school children ages 3-5. It is designed to provide regular opportunities for small children and loving adults to explore nature together safely under the guidance of an experienced PVAS instructor. Children must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent or other adult relative, or a guardian.

Program sessions will be offered at PVAS’s Yankauer Nature Preserve on the third Wednesday and Thursday of each month, from August through December. Each session will last from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., and each month’s sessions will explore a different nature theme.

For example, September’s sessions will focus on insects, the focus in October will be on signs of fall, and the December theme will be “Snowflakes and Snowbirds.”

To ensure that everyone receives close, personal attention, enrollment will be limited and pre-registration is required.

Families may register for one, several, or all of the monthly sessions The fee will be $8 per child/adult team per session for one or two sessions, and $7 per session for three or more sessions.

The program is led by Suzi Taylor, of Sharpsburg Md., a veteran PVAS camp director who has a degree in environmental education. For more information or to register, contact Taylor at 1 (301) 432-1908 or tomandsuzi506@cs.com. Information and registration forms at www.potomacaudubon.org.The program was initiated with support from the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation’s Two Rivers Giving Circle.

PVAS is a United Way partner agency and a member of the Combined Federal Campaign.