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Robinson Nature Center offering programs to complement virtual learning

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Posted at 11:48 AM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 11:48:08-04

HOWARD COUNTY, md. — Beginning in September, children can explore nature at Howard County’s Robinson Nature Center with a new slate of fall programs designed with virtual learning in mind.

The first of these programs, Kids Wednesdays Out at the Nature Center, allows participants 6-12 years old to enjoy a day away from home with nature walks, quiet time, visits to the Middle Patuxent River, games, and other educational activities that encourage learning and socialization. Kids Wednesdays Out at the Nature Center begins September 9.

Other new programs from the center include:
· Lil’ Pine Cones Outdoor Explorers, a weekly outdoor nature program geared toward learners 4-5 years old. It will be led by certified nature preschool teacher and Robinson Environmental Education Coordinator Kelly Vogelpohl.
· Take Nature Home program kits that children can enjoy at their convenience from the comfort of home. Each kit includes materials and instructional videos. September themes include maps, navigation and landforms.
· Home school nature classes occurring on the first Thursday and Friday of each month. There are three age-appropriate sections each season (4-5, 6-8 and 9-12 years).

Each new program follows Howard County’s COVID-19 safety policies and procedures for physical distancing, facial mask use and public gatherings. For additional details on Robinson’s upcoming fall programs, visit here.