Nature journaling has been credited as an "extremely effective and engaging way to teach observation, curiosity, and creative thinking." A wide variety of individuals use journals, such as poets and writers, engineers, and scientists. On Monday, June 12th at 5:00 p.m., join the environmental educator at the Center for Nature Journaling for Beginners. Participants will start by learning why people choose to keep a nature journal, then get some journaling prompts to help get started. The presentation will also include different things that an individual might sketch or write about, such as wildlife, plants, or even mountains. While many of the programs at the Amboy 4-HEEC are designed for families and youth, this program will be aimed towards teenagers and adults. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.
Tadpole Tales will take place the following week on Thursday, June 22nd at 5:00 p.m. This hands-on program will start with a book reading about frogs, then the group will jump right into learning! Frogs, newts, and salamanders are living, swimming, and breeding in various vernal pools, wetlands, and waterways located around the Center. Participants will be scientists for the day and will have the opportunity to use nets (and their hands!) to try and catch amphibians and make new discoveries. This program is designed for nature lovers of all ages; anyone from individuals to families are encouraged to attend! We ask all attending to wear boots or shoes that are able to get wet and dress appropriately for the weather that day. All youth must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.
The fee for these programs is only $4 per person, or $12 for a family. Children under the age of three are free! Preregistration is requested. For more information and to register, visit http://thatscooperativeextension.org/events.
The Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center is located at 748 State Route 183 in eastern Oswego County, between Routes 13 and 69 near Williamstown. More information about the Amboy 4-H Environmental Educational Center and its programming, can be found at http://thatscooperativeextension.org/amboy-4-h-environmental-education-center, or by calling the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County 4-H Office at (315) 963‑7286, ext. 401.
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