Reasons Why You SHOULD Visit a Nature Center This Year!
I love nature. I love Nature Center’s and FREE Programs. I try to DRAG (sometimes almost literally!) my children to Nature programs as much as possible. (They really do enjoy them but not in all sorts of weather like their mom). I’m the nature nut of my family so to speak but that is fine with me.
We finally made it to our local nature center’s (Brukner Nature Center) monthly program called Creature Feature. We became member’s of our local nature center via a coupon offer back in the Summer, but with a new baby venturing out has been limited.
It was a 60 minute program all about one type of animal. A great in-depth introductory to the critter of the month so to speak. Eldest is going to create a video to show with you all about the Saw-Whet Owl.
We all wanted to share our reasons to visit a Nature Center:
Get up close to animals.
Hands-on activities. Feeling feathers, exploring bones, viewing fossils are all apart of what ours has to offer right in the main entry!
Talk with experts and enthusiasts. If you spend any amount of time at a nature center then you are sure to run into somone who will bend your ear. You may get a tall tale or lots of details and information.
Learn something new each time.
Free and Cheap programs. Sunday is free day for anyone to visit Brukner Nature Center!
Great place to volunteer. Our local nature center allows volunteers as young as 11 years old.
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I love nature centers! We have one really nearby and will be taking the Toddler there soon. This kid is obssessed with animals. Everytime we see a dog when we are taking a walk, he tries to run away to it and hug it, laughing all the while!