Sprouting Naturalists programs begins Wednesday

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Dec. 30, 2012 @ 09:11 AM

CHIMNEY ROCK — It's never too early to open  little ones’ eyes to the natural world. Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park’s new preschool-age nature program series, called Sprouting Naturalists, does exactly this, said Matt Popowski, public relations and evens manager, Chimney Rock Management, LLC.

Geared to ages 2 to 5, the programs are designed to give young children a better understanding of critters, plants and the great outdoors. Offered on the first Wednesday every month through May, each of the Sprouting Naturalists programs offers a different, fun learning experience. Take the first step and open a new, natural world to your youngsters.

Check out the 2013 programs below; more details at chimneyrockpark.com.

Time: 10am to 11:30am 

When: The first Wednesday every month through May 2013

Where: Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (431 Main St., Chimney Rock, NC)

Costs: Kids under 6 years old – $3; Adults – $12; Older brothers and sisters (age 6 -15) – $5.50; Adult Annual Passholders – free 

Program cost includes one-day Park admission.

Advance registration required: Call the Chimney Rock business office at 828-625-9611 during Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:30 p.m. to register. 

Skins, Skulls, Tracks & Traces

Wednesday, January 2 

Our region is home to many wild and wonderful animals. In this fun, furry program, we’ll get hands-on with nature and end the program with adorable handprint animal art.

Critter Kingdoms 

Wednesday, February 6 

Houses? Who needs houses when you could live in a burrow, nest or cave? Explore animal habitats and play a fun nature game.

Animals and Their Babies

Wednesday, March 6 

We all know that our parents take great care of us, but do animal parents do the same? Notice similarities and differences in adult and juvenile animals. What changes as they grow up? We’ll play an exciting matching game after we become experts!