> Glimpsing your breath on a frosty morning
> Catching and releasing your first frog of the
> Watching fireflies glow in an jar on a late
> Telling stories around a campfire on a chilly
In the past, childhood memories were filled with recollections of outdoor play and discovery. But, in today’s technology-crammed lifestyle, kids spend more time indoors than any other generation. Well-documented effects of the sedentary lifestyle are shocking: obesity, behavior and learning disorders and the early onset of adult diseases threaten children as never before.
In every one of its childrens’ programs, Flanders reconnects kids and nature. Time spent outdoors on Flanders’ 200-acre campus reawakens a child’s sense of wonder, energizes the inner spirit, promotes self-reliance and quite simply, teaches kids to have fun and to be, well, kids! Most of all, Flanders is committed to “environmentoring”: building a child’s enjoyment and appreciation of the natural world to foster a life-long dedication to conservation and earth stewardship.
Discover all that Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust has to offer the kids! Whether they’re uncovering a chicken’s egg or meeting and greeting the animals in the barnyard, listening to the songs of the peepers by the pond, or searching the woods for animal tracks, kids will be amazed as they discover the natural world around them.
Join us for the excitement of campfire storytelling! A Native American-Star Creation story will be retold by Samantha Dunbar, in the field near the South Farm Welcome Center. A cast of characters including Great Bear, Crafty Coyote and other woodland creatures will be sure to entertain you as we learn a life lesson that all earth creatures, whether big or small, have great value.
Date/Time: July 12 and August 9/ 7:30 pm (Rain date: July 13)
Location: Filed near South Farm Welcome Center