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Audubon Center Offers Extended Holiday Hours

Audubon Center Offers Extended Holiday Hours

JAMESTOWN, NY – Just a few short minutes from either Jamestown or Warren, the Audubon Center and Sanctuary’s extended holiday hours make it a wonderful destination for a family outing!

The Audubon Center will be open Thursday, December 23 and from Sunday, December 26, through Thursday, December 30, from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm with Sunday hours of 1-4:30 pm. The Center is closed on Christmas and New Year’s eves and days. Beginning Sunday, January 2, it will return to regular winter hours: 10-4:30 Saturdays and Mondays and 1-4:30 on Sundays.

The Nature Center building houses fun, hands-on displays for all ages, with mounted animals plus live reptiles and amphibians, including a garter snake, American toad, leopard frog, spring peeper, and wood frog.  Tanks of fish and a variety of turtles entertain and educate.  

NYSERDA To Winterize Your Home

NYSERDA To Winterize Your Home

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is taking initiatives to make WNY homes more energy efficient this winter.

By offering up a contractor in WNY to do a walk through at local homes, or to walk through their pretend home at a training center, NYSERDA looks to offer tips on how to winterize your home to save the environment and your wallet. 

For more information visit www.getenergysmart.org.

NYSERDA is a public benefit corporation created in 1975 primarily as a research and development center whose main aim was to reduce the State’s petroleum consumption.  Today, NYSERDA’s aim is to help New York meet its energy goals: reducing energy consumption, promoting the use of renewable energy sources, and protecting the environment.

 

 

 

 

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