Jamestown, N.Y. “Bone Deep” is the topic for Little Explorers at Audubon Community Nature Center on Saturday, September 12, 2020, 10-11:30 a.m. 

A vertebrate is any animal with a backbone, and there are vertebrates of all shapes and sizes found around Audubon.

You and the three to eight-year-old child(ren) in your life can explore real animal bones to learn which parts of a skull and what other bones can help you discover more about an animal’s life and diet.

Bones can tell you a lot about an animal, such as its size, what it eats, and even how good some of its senses are. See what clues you can gather and try to put them together to figure out the animals these bones came from. 

After an indoor lesson, you will head outside to see what you can discover about animals just from the bones you find. 

A snack is provided after the hike and a craft is offered if there is time.

Audubon’s COVID-19 safety precautions require face coverings for all visitors ages 3 and up for indoor programs. They are also required outdoors when visitors cannot maintain six feet of distance between family groups. 

The fee for the program is $8 for adults, $6 for children and Nature Center members. 

Make reservations by Thursday, September 10, 2020, by calling (716) 569-2345 during business hours or click here for more info and to register.

The 2020 Little Explorers series is sponsored by Univera Healthcare. Little Explorers is presented on the second Saturday of every month, 10-11:30 a.m. 

Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa. On Saturday, September 5, the first floor of the Nature Center building, including the Blue Heron Gift Shop, re-opens to the public Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Because not all of the building will be accessible, admission is by donation only.

You are welcome to visit the 600-acre nature preserve from dawn to dusk daily. Enjoy the native tree arboretum, gardens, picnic area, and six miles of trails, and view Liberty, Audubon’s non-releasable Bald Eagle, while practicing safe social distancing measures. 

To learn more about Audubon and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345 during business hours, visit AudubonCNC.org, or find Audubon Community Nature Center on Facebook.

Audubon Community Nature Center builds and nurtures connections between people and nature by providing positive outdoor experiences, opportunities to learn about and understand the natural world, and knowledge to act in environmentally responsible ways.