Shaver's Creek Homeschooler Events

Fall 2011 Home School Days at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center

Penn State’s Nature Center invites our Homeschooler friends from around Central Pennsylvania to two special days this fall! [As of Aug. 29] We still ha[d] some room in these programs, so call 814-863-2000 to register today!

Sept. 23 –  Guided Nature Center Visit Day – The guided visit emphasizes animal characteristics, behavior, adaptations, and ways that humans can ensure animal survival. A Shaver’s Creek Educator will guide small groups of children from station to station. Each station will have a live animal or interesting props to see and touch. Among the live animals that the children will see are an amphibian, a snake, a turtle, a bird of prey, and perhaps a wild bat, too. Activities and information will be age appropriate.

Sept. 27 – Discovery Walk Day  – Children will explore the out-of-doors with a Shaver’s Creek Educator. Children ages 5–7 will explore the forest using their senses on a Sensory Walk.  Children ages 8–10 will explore the meadow and forest on an Insect Walk. Children ages 11–12 will explore forest and stream on a Watershed Walk.

For both days:  Location:  Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, 3400 Discovery Road, Petersburg, PA 16669. Arrival time: 10:00 a.m. Program time: 10:15 a.m.–1:15 p.m. Bring a lunch. Each child should have her or his own lunch in a backpack. For the Discovery Walks, lunch will be eaten on the trail with the small group.Fee: $6.00/child; Pre-registration required and space is limited. For registration call Marie or Joann at 814-863-2000 ext. 7521

For questions about the program, contact Joan Turns, School Program Coordinator, 814-863-2000, ext 7513, 

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