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Students to learn about natural resources at Homesteaders Park PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Kindergartners through third-grade students are invited to spend part of Friday morning, June 22, outdoors learning about nature at Homesteaders Park at the Fairgrounds.

Older students in grades 4-8 will meet a week later on Friday, June 29 for an outdoor observation day.

Kindergarten and first-grade students will meet from 8:30-10 a.m. June 22. Second- and third-grade students will meet from 10:30 a.m.-noon.

The students will combine both quiet observation time and exciting games to expand their learning about the outdoors. The activities will be led by Julie Elliott who is the Natural Resources Conservation Service project wild teacher.

Preregistration is encouraged but not required. There is a minimal registration fee. If the fee causes a financial hardship, contact CSU Extension at 854-3616. No one will be turned away due to the fee.

No meals or snacks will be given. The activities will be held outside, so please make sure children are dressed appropriately. Parents may also want to apply sunscreen and bug repellent.

Additionally, fourth through eighth grades will meet Friday, June 29 for an outdoor learning session. This will be held from 8:30 a.m.-noon.

The students will get to fine tune their observation skills, see a plant make oxygen and compete for food and space.

Activities will combine both quiet observation time and exciting games to expand students understanding of the outdoors.

Those interested are encouraged to go to the Ortner Room at Phillips County Event Center about five minutes before the starting time to check in.

Holyoke Enterprise June 21, 2012