Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center offers Natural Wonders outdoor exploration series for young children


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The Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center’s Natural Wonders program for children ages 3-6 and their parents or guardians is aimed at providing children with a lifelong meaningful relationship with the natural world. Shown, participants encounter nature during a past session on birding.


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COVINGTON TWP. — Children ages three to six and their parents or guardians are invited to attend the Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center’s Natural Wonders program, which is aimed at providing children with a lifelong, meaningful relationship with the natural world. The series will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every other Thursday from March 24 to June 2 at the center, located at 93 MacKenzie Road.

Natural Wonders is a unique program that offers discovery-based learning that changes with each season. Using the natural world as a catalyst for growth and development, children will explore the natural sciences, gain sensory awareness, creatively express themselves and practice using large and fine motor skills while developing critical social skills.

During each session children will have the opportunity to hike and explore the various habitats on the 211-acre property, which includes a forest, meadow, open field and stream. Children will also gain first-hand experiences with plants and animals. Each week will feature a different nature-related topic, including birds, trees, gardening and amphibians.

Registration is now open for the spring series. The cost is $40 for the series of six classes or $8 per child for individual classes. Registration is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call 570-842-1506 or email wheelerm@lackawanna.edu.

The Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center’s Natural Wonders program for children ages 3-6 and their parents or guardians is aimed at providing children with a lifelong meaningful relationship with the natural world. Shown, participants encounter nature during a past session on birding.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_ABJ-Natural-Wonders.jpgThe Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center’s Natural Wonders program for children ages 3-6 and their parents or guardians is aimed at providing children with a lifelong meaningful relationship with the natural world. Shown, participants encounter nature during a past session on birding. Submitted photo

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Information provided by the Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center.

Information provided by the Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center.

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