This series of programs will cover topics that will help young naturalists (6-11 yrs old) begin their journey towards a greater understanding of our natural world. Programs will begin with an indoor informational session and conclude with a hike or an activity to enforce and practice what they have learned. The Aug. 8 session from 1-3 p.m. will be birds. Registration is required and the cost of the series is $20 (for field guides and materials). The fee covers the cost of our required field guide. It covers participation in all four programs. Participants may attend as many or as few sessions as they are interested in. Ages 6 to 11 are eligible to attend.

The Gorman Nature Center is located at 2295 Lexington Ave., south of Mansfield. All programs are free and open to the public. For additional information call (419) 884-3764

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