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Sign up for Wee Naturalist sessions

By Staff | Mar 4, 2016

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is now accepting enrollments for its March, April, and May “Wee Naturalists” sessions for preschoolers.

The sessions are designed to provide opportunities for children ages 3-5 to explore nature together safely under the guidance of an experienced PVAS instructor.

All the sessions are held at the Society’s Yankauer Nature Preserve, on Whiting’s Neck in northeastern Berkeley County. Each session will last from 9:30 to 11 a.m., and each will include songs, sensory activities, movement, hikes and a take-home craft.

All the sessions will be led by Anne Young, an experienced educator and mother of a preschooler of her own.

The March session, entitled “Furry Tails,” will be held on Monday, March 21. It will focus on identifying the animals of the forest, their tracks and habitats.

The April session, “Dirt Don’t Hurt,” will be Monday, April 18. It will look at soil and the creatures that live in it.

The May session, “A Log Home,” will be held on Monday, May 16. It will look at the role logs play in providing habitats for different creatures.

At each session, each child must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent, other adult relative or guardian.

To ensure that everyone receives close, personal attention, enrollment will be limited and pre-registration is required. Easy on-line registration is available on the Society’s website at www.potomacaudubon.org. Families may register for one, two, or all of the months. The fee is $10 for one child and an adult partner per session; $15 for two children and an adult.

For more information, contact Ellen Murphy at Ellen@potomacaudubon.org or 304-676-8739.

The Wee Naturalists program was established in 2009 with support from the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation’s Two Rivers Giving Circle.