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‘Nature Sense,’ ‘Forts & Fires’ set at Jefferson County Park

Jun 27, 2018

Jefferson County Conservation is offering three upcoming summer programs for children at Jefferson County Park.

The first is “Nature Explore for Kindergartners” from 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 9 at the picnic area in Jefferson County Park.

The program is an opportunity for youth going into kindergarten this fall to explore their five senses through a variety of nature-related activities.

A parent or adult must accompany the child.

The program is free, but registration is required by calling 472-4421 or emailing Jefferson County Naturalist Therese Cummiskey at therese@jeffersoncountyconservation.com.

The second program is “Nature Sense for Preschoolers” from 10-11:30 a.m. July 10 in the picnic area of Jefferson County Park.

The program is an opportunity for children who will be in preschool this fall to explore their senses in a variety of nature-related stations.

A parent or adult must accompany the child.

The program is free, but registration is required by calling 472-4421 or emailing Jefferson County Naturalist Therese Cummiskey at therese@jeffersoncountyconservation.com.

The third program is “Forts & Fires Camp” from 6-8:30 p.m. July 11 and 12.

Youth who will be going into third- and fourth-grades this fall will be building their wilderness skills with two evenings of outdoor fun. The first eventing, they will work as a team to build a debris hut. The second evening, they will work on their fire-building skills.

Long-pants and closed-toe shoes are recommended for the campers.

The fee is $20, and registering in advance is recommended by calling 472-4421 or emailing Jefferson County Naturalist Therese Cummiskey at therese@jeffersoncountyconservation.com.

Jefferson County Conservation has more programs planned throughout the summer. To see details, read the Naturally Speaking newsletter on the Jefferson County Conservation website at www.jeffersoncountysonservation.com under the “What’s New & Edu. Programs” tab.

 

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