Wetland Adventures for Kids

wetland_logoThe 2016 July Wetland Adventures program was a huge success with over 100 kids participating in four Thursday morning sessions. Each session featured different learning activities followed by the wildly popular canoe scavenger hunts.

Watch for our 2017 schedule which will appear on our website in the Spring.

Every Thursday morning in July special programs are offered for kids accompanied by a parent or adult.
Each week’s activities are different…… come once or for all four weeks.

When: Every Thursday morning in July, 9:00 to 11:30 am
FREE and no registration required
Where: WACF education center (State Road 13, 3 miles south of Syracuse, 11586 N SR 13)
What to bring: A life jacket and be prepared for outdoor weather


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Thursday, July 7 – We will build a watershed and discuss issues concerning the watershed.  We will collect and identify some water “bugs”, make grass caterpillars and use a process called chromatography to make a butterfly.  We will also go on a canoe trip along the shore to find emergent plants and insects as well as other larger animals.

Thursday, July 14 – We will do an activity to determine when we think water is too polluted to drink. We will play a game to learn about camouflage; make some bird-feeders and during the canoe trip we will have a scavenger hunt.

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Thursday, July 21 – We will build a watershed and discuss pollution and how to protect our watershed. We will collect and identify some invasive and native species; make wild flower seed balls and during the canoe trip we will have a scavenger hunt.

Thursday, July 28 – We will do an activity to identify sources of water pollution and discuss how we can clean up the water.  We will learn to identify some trees;  make leaf rubbings and a nature collage.  During the canoe trip we will look for biodiversity.

Watch for:  

2017 WETLAND ADVENTURES CALENDAR (Coming in Spring 2017)

Everyone is invited to join in the fun!

Location:  WACF Levinson-LaBrosse Education Center, 11586 N. SR 13 S
(Map & Directions)
Time:  9 – 11:30 am