During early July, Navarino Nature Center is offering a new “Tiny Naturalists Story Times” program for children in strollers and any age on up.
Naturalist Kaylie Lietz says Navarino offers plenty of programs for children in school as well as adults, and this offers an opportunity for children who can’t participate in the activities for older kids.
“We’ll have stories, we’ll have songs, crafts and hopefully a lot of interactive materials,” Lietz said of the program. “We’ll have some samples of other books parents can get. We’ll hopefully have puppets and maybe some situations live animals to look at, depending on what the topic is that day and stuff like that.”
The program is offered two weeks this month, July 11, 13, 18 and 20 from 10 a.m. until noon. Lietz explains that each session will offer something a little bit different.
“The first one we’re talking about frogs and then because of the great spring that we’re having, our bee hive has taken off at the nature center, so we are doing bountiful bees on the 13th. We’re talking about ducks on the 18th and then we’re talking about beavers on the 20th.
There’s no cost to Navarino Nature Center members for the Tiny Naturalists Program, but the fee is only $2 to non-members to offset the costs of crafts.