Sports and Outdoors

Monday, May 10, 2010

Preschoolers plant/flower program at Salamonie, May 19-20

Indiana DNR Release:

“Precious Plants,” a program for preschoolers, will be offered at Salamonie Interpretive Center, on May 19 and 20. The same program is offered twice to accommodate more children.

In this one-and-a-half-hour program, which starts at 10 a.m. both days, children and their parent or caregiver can enjoy activities on growing plants and learning how plants help the earth. No matter the weather, the program will be held both indoors and outdoors, so participants should dress appropriately for the weather. Participants may want to arrive early to view the exhibit area and enjoy the gift shop.

Children will make a craft, learn about plant growth, and plant seeds. Parents are asked to register in advance for this event and stay with their child throughout the program. Participants may want to bring their lunch to eat together after the event.

There is a $2 fee per child for this program. The property entrance fee will be waived for program attendees. Register by calling the UWIS, (260) 468-2127 or visiting the Salamonie Interpretive Center, 3691 S. New Holland Road, Andrews, 46702.

The Salamonie Interpretive Center and Otter Run Tradin’ Post is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. This barrier-free building features exhibits, floor-to-ceiling windows in the wildlife viewing area, and staff to answer your questions. The center is located in Lost Bridge West Recreation Area on Highway 105 in western Huntington County.

Visit for more information about other programs.

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