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June 8, 2013 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pmFree
SPRING MILLS – Everyone is invited to come to Muddy Paws Marsh for the Frog Festival, a unique and inspiring program for kids and adults, on Saturday, June 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
All will be encouraged to learn about and enjoy nature through art and science, and play at hands-on stations:
– Learn about the types of frogs that live in this and other marshes by listening for their ‘songs’ and learning about their life cycle.
– Learn about he life cycle of butterflies with educators from the Snetsinger Butterfly Garden at Tudek Park.
– Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center will have live animals here to learn about the animals and their habitat.
– Talk about nature with the Centre County Conservation District.
– Hold a live frog in your hand (not for the faint of heart)
Presenters include Dr. Jim Julian, an instructor in Biology at Penn State Altoona, who has collaborated on amphibian research with the U.S. Geological Survey and National Park Service. He loves to teach others to appreciate frogs and realize the fun they can have in nature.
Other nature station leaders include Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Centre County, educators from the Snetsinger Butterfly Garden in Shavers Creek and Centre County Conservation District officials.
This free program will occur rain or shine. Kids should wear old clothes and boots so they can get their “paws muddy.” Parents can bring along a lawn chair, some drinking water and sun screen. Children must be supervised by an adult. It’s a fun, kid-friendly event.
The event will be held in the Wetlands next to the Cooke Tavern Bed & Breakfast. The Penns Valley Conservation Association (PVCA) helped to restore the wetlands and partners with Muddy Paws.
Space is limited please RSVP by June 3 to (814) 422-8787 or email [email protected]