The Montezuma Audubon Center announces the Spring 2011 Home School Nature Series.

The Montezuma Audubon Center announces the Spring 2011 Home School Nature Series.

This spring the Home School Nature Series will focus on Montezuma’s wetlands. These globally significant habitats have a very interesting history and harbor unique plant and animal life. Designed for home-schooled children ages 6 to 13, the two-hour programs provide fun, hands-on opportunities to learn about and experience our natural world. The programs will be held on Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m.  
 
April 29: Back to the Ice Age. Learn about how habitats formed by exploring the rocks and soil underground. With shovels and hand lenses, dig a way back in time to explore the icy history of Montezuma’s wetlands.
 
May 27: Bird Migration Sensation. Bird Migration is an amazing natural phenomenon and Montezuma is at the heart of it all. Explore the science behind bird migration through interactive games and activities. Binoculars will help in finding brightly colored songbirds, shorebirds, and waterfowl that have returned to Montezuma.
 
June 24: Life on the Edge. Some are big and some are small. Some will fly and some will crawl. Montezuma’s wetlands are teaming with a great diversity of life. Come discover life on the edge of our wetlands using nature detective tools and interactive games and activities.
 
Space is limited and registration is required. To register or for more information about the Center or its programs, call 365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org.
 
Montezuma Audubon Center is located at 2295 Route 89 in Savannah and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit www.ny.audubon.org/montezuma.htm.