It’s never too early to begin an appreciation of the animals found in nature. That’s the thinking behind a new class at Presque Isle State Park that will have some very young students…
In the air or on the ground, there is an abundance of wildlife at Presque Isle State Park. That’s the focus of Discover-E, a November workshop looking to begin building an appreciation of wildlife in young children between the ages of three and five years old.
One key to success for teaching at that age is to avoid one phrase: ‘Hands off!”
Stacey Marendt of Presque Isle State Park says, “A lot of times, little kids are used to hearing, ‘no, no don’t touch, you can’t touch that…’ Well, we’ll have a squirrel mount and you’d be allowed to get up close and personal and take a look at the claws and the fur and things like that… There’s a lot of hands-on fun to be had!”
The same workshop is being offered twice to accommodate schedules. Staff members are planning now for stories and activities that will make the hour go quickly and keep the kids fascinated and learning.
Discover-E is scheduled for Wednesday, November 14th and again on Saturday, November 17th from 10:30 until 11:30 in the morning. There is a $3 charge per child. The class could go outside if weather permits. For more information, click here!
With this week’s PI-365, I’m Scott Bremner.