DATE: December 31, 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Michael Mills
WHAT: The popular Nature Tots program, now entering its 10th year, has been teaching tykes to appreciate the great outdoors for years. The program was the brainchild of a park naturalist in 2003. This year West Lake Park in Hollywood will be joining Fern Forest Nature Center in Coconut Creek and Secret Woods Nature Center in Dania Beach as a host site.
The one-hour programs, for ages 2 to 4 accompanied by an adult, focus on a different theme each month, with the naturalist in charge free to embellish on it according to his/her style. A typical program might start with stories, songs, or arts and crafts and end with a short nature walk.
The theme for January is “Birds,” with a program on January 10 at Fern Forest, another on January 15 at West Lake, and one on January 24 at Secret Woods.
Programs run from 10 to 11 a.m. The fee is $5 per child, and preregistration is required. Programs are on the second Thursday at Fern Forest, the third Tuesday at West Lake, and the fourth Thursday at Secret Woods.
WHERE: Fern Forest Nature Center
201 Lyons Rd. South, Coconut Creek 33063
Secret Woods Nature Center
2701 W. State Rd. 84, Dania Beach 33312
West Lake Park
1200 Sheridan St., Hollywood 33019
WHEN: Thursdays, January 10 (Fern Forest) and January 24 (Secret Woods), and Tuesday, January 15 (West Lake), all 10-11 a.m.
WHO: Ages 2-4 accompanied by an adult.
HOW: $5/child. Preregistration is required.
For further information, call Fern Forest at 954-357-5198, Secret Woods at 954-357-8884, or West Lake at 954-357-5161. The nature centers are accessible via Broward County Transit Routes #31 and #42 (Fern Forest), #6 (Secret Woods), and #12 (West Lake).
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Founded in February 1956 and accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies, Broward County Parks and Recreation Division manages almost 6,500 acres, encompassing nearly 50 regional parks and nature centers, neighborhood parks, and natural areas at various stages of development. Facilities include water parks, campgrounds, a target range, a stadium, a skate park, an observatory, mountain bike trails, an educational farm with stables, and a velodrome and other sports facilities. Hours and fees vary by location. For more information, visit broward.org/parks.
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate in County programs, services, and activities must contact the Special Populations Section at 954-357-8170 or TTY 954-537-2844 at least 10 business days prior to the scheduled meeting or event to request an accommodation.