Sports and Outdoors

Friday, March 11, 2011

Program for preschoolers at Salamonie, March 16

Indiana DNR Release:

Hiding in Plain Sight, a program designed for kids ages 2 to 5, will be offered Wednesday, March 16, at the Salamonie Interpretive Center.

Participants will learn about how animals blend into their environment, search for hidden items, and enjoy a craft. Laura Whiteleather will lead the program using Growing Up WILD curriculum. Growing Up WILD is an early childhood education program that builds on children's sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them.

The program runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and is planned to be both indoors and out, starting at the interpretive center. Participants can choose to bring their lunch to eat together after the event.

There is a $2 fee per child for the program. The standard property entrance fee will be waived for program attendees. Register by calling (260) 468-2127 or visiting the interpretive center at 3691 S. New Holland Road, Andrews, 46702. Parents are expected to stay with their child throughout the program.

The 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.

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