We hope you've been having a fun and safe summer full of nature adventures. In case you're running out of ways to keep your kids occupied this summer, never fear - Nature Net News Flash is here! With fun activities, programs and events, you can keep the outdoor fun going all summer long.
Nature Passport is an at-your-leisure program geared toward family learning and discovery at over a dozen nature centers and museums throughout the area. Available free online, at Nature Net sites, and throughout the community, Nature Passport leads young explorers on adventures in the wild. Use the clues offered by Ringo Raccoon to get movin', find area mysteries and other exciting bits of nature.
Pick up your free Passports at any Nature Net site or order online. Don't forget your friends and neighbors -- get Passports for everyone!
Summer History Break:
Take a break and learn some history at Upham Woods this weekend!
Through this season's Upham Woods CANOE (Children and Nature Outdoor Experiences) Program on July 23, you can take a trip across the river or hang out and explore the camp. Take a guided history hike of Blackhawk Island, learn about the historic Dell House, River Rats, and the Snyder Family who once farmed the island OR stay on the mainland and collect all kinds of “water bugs” and examine them in the wet lab. Enjoy the summer weather through a summer scavenger hunt around camp. Don't forget to get your Nature Passport stamped while you're there!
Find out about other area events for families on the Nature Net Events Calendar.
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