West Chester’s annual WOLF (World of Land, Forest and Friends) program begins Wednesday and will continue each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the deer shelter at Keehner Park until its last session on Aug. 7.
The WOLF program is offered each summer for children ages 5-to-14 and focuses attention on a specific topic related to nature and the environment. This week’s session will focus on fossils. Other topics featured in the WOLF program include amphibians (July 10), plants (July 17), nocturnal animals (July 24), butterflies (July 31) and mountains (Aug. 7).
The park will later host Nature Basket sessions at its owl shelter Aug. 14, Sept. 11 and Oct. 16. The program, which is for children ages 3-to-5 and their adult companions, will also take place Nov. 20 at the Keehner Park log cabin and Dec. 18 at the Station Road Schoolhouse. Each Nature Basket session includes a story, a talk about seasonal nature and a craft. Adults with children will be needed to help with the craft activity.
Registration is required for all nature programs. To register, call 513-759-7312 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and leave your name, home phone number and the number of children who will attend.
All nature programs are offered free to the community, but class size may be limited.