Some of the activities include:
• Hikes with “Nora the Explorer” –
Naturalist Nora Sindelar leads children on hikes, full of nature discovery.
• Discovery Sand Box –
Plastic bugs, hand-carved potato bugs, earthworms made of rubber hose, rubber snakes, and more are buried in the sand for children to discover.
• Giant Habitat Felt Board –
Children have fun placing hundreds of animal images on a 30-foot long felt board representing pond, field and forest habitats.
• Beaver and Frog Pools Water-play Areas –
A small pool filled with water is home to a family of “beavers” (beanie toys) and plenty of sticks for building a lodge or dam. Another small pool is filled with toy snails, snakes, crayfish, and frogs in various stages of development.
• Live Animals –
View live animals for children to see and touch.
• Touch Table –
Skulls and pelts to discover up-close, with a naturalist on-hand to answer questions.
Girl Scouts will be selling:
Hot dogs $2
Ice Cream (Good Humor) $1.50
Chips (Shearer's) $0.75
Gourmet Cookies $0.75
Assorted Cold Beverages (Coke Products) $1
Frozen Lemonade $1.50
For more information, call 440-247-7075.
Arboretum is located off Arbor Lane in South Chagrin Reservation, north of Cannon Road in Bentleyville.
Parking for the “Knee-High Naturalists” event is at The Shelterhouse Picnic Area, located off Hawthorn Parkway, east of SOM Center Road/Route 91 in Bentleyville – north of the Route 422/Route 91 exit.
From The Shelterhouse Picnic Area, a ranger will help visitors cross Hawthorn Parkway to the all purpose trail. Follow the trail along Arbor Lane to the entrance of the Arboretum.
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