Do you have children, ages 2 through 6, who are already developing a love of nature? Then, take advantage of their inquisitive years and get them on the road to nature appreciation by accompanying them to the free Knee High Naturalists event on Sunday, June 21 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Arboretum in South Chagrin Reservation.
The afternoon will be loaded with many fun-filled and educational things for the little ones to do in the 15-acre arboretum. Kids can touch, climb, sing, jump, shout, laugh, run, dance, craft and get their hands a little dirty.
Spend the afternoon exploring, learning and most of all having fun with the following activities:
� Make and fly a kite
� Meet a live animal
� Hold a crayfish
� Go on a nature adventure hike
� Dress up in animal costumes and let your imagination run wild
� Take a picture with the Hiking Chipmunk
� Make a nature craft
� Discover the arboretum's hands-on Nature Play Area complete with corn cob pool, sand area, rock pile, tepee, canoes on land and even a tree deck
� Listen to songs and stories with Musical Mark
� Explore the 30-foot long felt board representing pond, field and forest habitats
� Dive into the Pond Discovery Tent featuring wildlife sights and sounds you'll find at any Ohio pond
� Light refreshments available for purchase from local Girl Scouts
There will be photo opportunities, so be sure to bring a camera to capture the memories.
Parking is available at the Shelterhouse Picnic Area, located off Hawthorn Parkway, east of SOM Center Road/Route 91 in Bentleyville - north of the Route 91 exit off Route 422. From the parking area, visitors can either ride a shuttle or follow the signs and walk to the entrance of the arboretum. This event is rain or shine except for severe weather.
For more information, call 440-473-3370.
SANAA JULIEN - 216-635-3229, firstname.lastname@example.org
MARJORIE THOMAS - 216-635-3204, email@example.com