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Audubon launches wee naturalists

By Staff | Aug 26, 2011

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 to 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, other adult relative, or guardian.

All sessions are held at the society’s Yankauer Nature Preserve, on Whiting’s Neck in Berkeley County, north of Shepherdstown.

Each session will last from 9:30 to 11 a.m., and each will explore a different nature theme.

The first session will be held Wednesday, Aug. 31. Entitled “Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!,” it will focus on insects of the forest.

Thereafter, two sessions will be held each month through December. That schedule will be as follows: Sept. 21 and 22, “Footsteps in the Forest;” Oct. 19 and 20, “Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf;” Nov. 16 and 17, “Nature’s Art;” Dec. 7 and 8, “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 $5 per child/adult team per session.

The program is led by Suzi Taylor, of Sharpsburg, Md., a veteran PVAS camp director who has a degree in environmental education.

Information and registration forms are available on the PVAS website at www.potomacaudubon.org.

For more information, contact Taylor at 301-432-1908 or tomandsuzi506@cs.com.