Conservancy presents Kids’ Discovery Day

By May 17, 2014

American River Conservancy presents Kids’ Discovery Day on Saturday, May 17. Often times, the “unstructured play” element of outdoor experiences is overlooked. This is an opportunity for children ages 5 and older with their parents, to enjoy a day of unstructured outdoor play and exploration.

The conservancy invites families to come and join ARC’s education team for a brief morning discussion and activity. Then the conservancy will loan-out exploration backpacks, complete with some handy nature tools (e.g. critter collection boxes, magnifiers, nets, binoculars, field guides, etc.), so visitors can embark on a self-guided nature walk through the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park .

When ready return the exploration backpacks to the Nature Center and share exciting moments. The conservancy will keep a record of it and update it each time a program is hosted.

Whether you’re an avid outdoor adventurer yourself or a budding outdoor enthusiast, this is sure to be a fun and inspiring avenue for all to share the wonders of the outdoors with others.

The program starts at 11 a.m., with the intention that participants join the conservancy for a 20-minute group discussion and activity of the day, check-out the exploration backpacks, then embark on a self-guided nature walk with whatever timeframe desired.

Backpacks need to be returned to the American River Nature Center by 3 p.m.

Call 530-621-1224 for meeting location (Coloma area) and to sign up or e-mail [email protected] There is a suggested donation of $5.

Democrat Staff

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