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Naturally Kids

Hands-on Nature Program for Children with Disabilities Offers Summer Activities
Naturally Kids, a hands-on nature discovery program for children ages 5 to 12 with any disability, is offering these summer activities:

Sunday, June 14, 2009
“Bird Is the Word”
Come see a fun presentation on birds, experiment with “beak power,” explore bird habitats in the park, and receive a free nature journal to take home.

Sunday, July 12, 2009
“What’s Bugging You?”
Insects might annoy you, but they play an important role in nature. Find out how!

Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009
“Pondering Ponds”
Ever wonder what’s swimming around you when you’re in the lake? Find out!

All events are 1 to 3 p.m. in the visitor center at Fort Snelling State Park, 101 Snelling Lake Rd., St. Paul, MN. A Master Naturalist Volunteer will present and lead activities; however, adults must stay to supervise and assist as needed. Participants should dress for the weather! Space is limited. Registration is required so plans can be made for each child’s abilities and learning style. To register or learn more, please visit naturallykids.org.

The activities are free to attend, but a State Park vehicle permit is required ($5 per day or $25 per year).

Naturally Kids is a project created for the Minnesota Master Naturalist Program, which is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Extension Service and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Its mission is to provide meaningful opportunities for Minnesota children with disabilities to enhance their lives and build competence by exploring and experiencing the natural world.

Please post and share this flyer of Naturally Kids events:
http://naturallykids.org/web_documents/nk_flyer_summer09_inddfinal2.pdf

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