Dietrich Theater hosts Endless Mountains Nature Center’s Little People and Nature program


By Elizabeth Baumeister - ebaumeister@timesleader.com



From left, Nora Sobeck, 4, and Geri Sobeck, both of Tunkhannock, make a spider-themed craft during the Endless Mountains Nature Center’s Little People and Nature program at the Dietrich Theater.


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Rebecca Lesko, of the Endless Mountains Nature Center, shows Little People and Nature participants a bug she found on a door at the Dietrich Theater during their ‘spider hunt’ around the building.


Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Little People and Nature participants read a book about spiders at the Wednesday, March 30 session at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. From left, Aaliyah Shafer, 5; Stacey Shafer and Noah Shafer, 2, all of Factoryville.


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TUNKHANNOCK — What has eight legs, eight eyes and flies through the air but doesn’t have wings?

A spider, of course!

It’s no joke – spiders can fly. But not like one may think. Participants in the Endless Mountains Nature Center’s Little People and Nature program Wednesday, March 30 at the Dietrich Theater learned a spider can “fly” through the air by hanging from a “string” that comes from its abdomen.

The children also learned that hummingbirds use spider webs when building their nests to hold the other nesting materials together and bind it to the tree branches.

The program, which included spider-themed crafts, books and other activities, was sponsored by the Overlook Estate Foundation and taught by naturalist Rebecca Lesko.

From left, Nora Sobeck, 4, and Geri Sobeck, both of Tunkhannock, make a spider-themed craft during the Endless Mountains Nature Center’s Little People and Nature program at the Dietrich Theater.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_ABJ-Little-People-2.jpgFrom left, Nora Sobeck, 4, and Geri Sobeck, both of Tunkhannock, make a spider-themed craft during the Endless Mountains Nature Center’s Little People and Nature program at the Dietrich Theater. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Rebecca Lesko, of the Endless Mountains Nature Center, shows Little People and Nature participants a bug she found on a door at the Dietrich Theater during their ‘spider hunt’ around the building.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_ABJ-Little-People-3.jpgRebecca Lesko, of the Endless Mountains Nature Center, shows Little People and Nature participants a bug she found on a door at the Dietrich Theater during their ‘spider hunt’ around the building. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Little People and Nature participants read a book about spiders at the Wednesday, March 30 session at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. From left, Aaliyah Shafer, 5; Stacey Shafer and Noah Shafer, 2, all of Factoryville.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_ABJ-Little-People-1.jpgLittle People and Nature participants read a book about spiders at the Wednesday, March 30 session at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. From left, Aaliyah Shafer, 5; Stacey Shafer and Noah Shafer, 2, all of Factoryville. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

By Elizabeth Baumeister

ebaumeister@timesleader.com

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal.

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal.

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