FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 - or -
DAN CRANDALL - 216-635-3274
Kids can enjoy playing inside log forts, pretend to
paddle down river on a canoe and more at Cleveland Metroparks
�Knee-High Naturalists� event on Sunday, June 24 from noon to 4
p.m. at the Arboretum in South Chagrin Reservation in
The free event features a variety of activities, giving budding
young nature-lovers, ages 2 to 6, and their families the
opportunity to explore, play, learn, and more through nature
Some of the activities include:
� Hikes with �Nora the Explorer� - Naturalist Nora
Sindelar leads children on hikes full of nature discovery.
� Catch a Live Crayfish - Kids can enjoy catching,
studying and releasing crayfish.
� Discovery Corncob Pools - Plastic bugs, hand-carved
potato bugs, earthworms made of rubber hose, rubber snakes, and
more are buried in the corncob-filled pools for children to
� Giant Habitat Felt Board - Children have fun placing
hundreds of animal images on a 30-foot long felt board representing
pond, field and forest habitats.
� Become a Butterfly or Raccoon - Children can make their
own butterfly antennae or raccoon ear headbands.
� Beaver and Frog Pools Water-Play Areas - A small pool
filled with water is home to a family of �beavers� (beanie toys)
and plenty of sticks for building a lodge or dam. Another
small pool is filled with toy snails, snakes, crayfish and frogs in
various stages of development.
� Crafts - Make picnic-inspired creations like pasta
necklaces in the crafty picnic area.
� Touch Table - Skulls and pelts to discover up-close,
with a naturalist on-hand to answer questions.
� Play Area - Children can try spinning some hula-hoops
and play with inflatable beach balls in the open field.
There will be photo opportunities, too. Adults should be
sure to bring cameras to capture the memories.
And, kids will enjoy borrowing bee and ladybug costumes and
high-five the roving �chipmunk� character!
Light refreshments will be available for sale at the event.
Parking for the �Knee-High Naturalists� event is at The
Shelterhouse Picnic Area, located off Hawthorn Parkway, east of SOM
Center Road/Route 91 in Bentleyville - north of the Route 422/Route
From The Shelterhouse Picnic Area, visitors cross Hawthorn
Parkway to the all purpose trail. Follow the trail along
Arbor Lane to the entrance of the Arboretum.
For more information, call 440-247-7075 or visit
Children can discover the nature village while exploring log
forts and playing in canoes at the �Knee-High Naturalists� event in
Cleveland Metroparks - part of your life, naturally!