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Wednesday, 30 May 2012 13:46

Cradle of Forestry to host Curiosity Club

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The Cradle of Forestry will hold a nature and educational series titled “Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club” from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Thursday this summer from June 7 to Aug. 2.

The Curiosity Club allows kids ages 4 to 7 to participate in a variety of outdoor-oriented activities. The children and their parents will explore a forest-related theme that engages young children in the natural world around them. This blend of investigation and creativity will help children “lend a hand, care for the land,” which is the mission of Woodsy Owl.

Each child will receive a copy of the book, Woodsy Owl’s ABC’s, and will make a topic-related craft to take home. Children can try the scavenger hunt inside the Forest Discovery Center and explore paved interpretive trails, perfect for strollers and wheelchairs. Children can also visit the Adventure Zone, designed for children with autism, as well as historic cabins, antique logging locomotive and sawmill, and gift shop.  Families can bring a picnic and spend the day in the forest.

The Cradle of Forestry is located on U.S. 276 in the Pisgah National Forest. Each child costs $4 and adults are $2.50 for each program. 828.877.3130 www.cradleofforestry.org.

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