This is an opportunity for you and the young one(s) in your life to explore unstructured outdoor play in a safe environment and learn how to continue the nature play experience at home.\
Extra materials will be placed in the play area, and a naturalist will be present to answer questions and provide information. Unstructured play outdoors is beneficial to a child’s physical and mental development as well as their understanding and appreciation of the natural world. However, concerns about safety, location, materials and the value of play are often barriers in creating these experiences. This program aims to inspire both kids and adults to make discoveries and feel more comfortable about the natural world through play.
Children can play as long as they like as long as their adults stay with them. Parents may want to bring a chair, snack and water or a warm drink. Be sure to dress in layers of warm clothing. Waterproof or water resistant gloves or mittens are recommended.
Fee is $6 per child, ages two to eight; no charge for adults. Pay on arrival or online through the Programs page at auduboncnc.or