Jamestown, NY – “It’s pretty simple,” said Jennifer Schlick, program director for Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC). “Outdoor programs are our most effective ways to connect children to nature.”
But, Schlick added, securing the funding to provide those programs isn’t always simple. “That’s why we’re so grateful to the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation (CRCF) for supporting our Schoolyard, Walking Field Trip, and Discovery Walk programs through their Thomas H. Brown Fund.”
Schlick noted that, “With the guidance of a trained naturalist, the children are always surprised at the wonders of nature right in their own schoolyard.” When possible, Audubon naturalists lead students on more extensive field trips to natural areas within walking distance of their school.