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Knee High Naturalists

by Winter Gary


The wonder and glories of the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau’s natural heritage are revealed to the young participants of The Knee High Naturalists Program.


Due to the amazing feedback we received about our Knee High Naturalists program this past month, we have decided to extend it to keep the fun going!

Families with young children (suggested age three to five years) can join us every Friday morning from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at the Highlands Nature Center as we combine stories, walks, and activities for their little ones. This program is free for all and a wonderful opportunity to get to know more about your local environment while enjoying time with your family.

Each week, we will cover a different seasonal topic such as why the leaves change colors or how native animals manage to stay warm in Highlands during the winter. This program can involve crafts, games, and even our Nature Center animals, depending on the topic of the week. No registration is necessary and children of all abilities are welcome to attend, however, all children must be accompanied by an adult. It is not required that you and your little one come to every session; come to as many or as few as you like, but when you do join us, come prepared to go outside rain or shine, because you never know where the fun may lead us during this outdoor educational program. Join us on Friday mornings to see what fun and interesting topics we will cover on our next adventure!

The Highlands Nature Center is part of the Highlands Biological Station, a multi-campus center of Western Carolina University.

For more information about Knee High Naturalists or other programming at the Highlands Biological Station, visit our website highlandsbiological.org, like and follow us on Facebook, or call the Highlands Nature Center at (828) 526-2623.



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