10°FOvercastFull Forecast

Nature program for tots set for Thursday at arboretum

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 11:33 a.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 11:47 a.m. CST

Jasper County Conservation Board naturalist Chrissy Rea will present a program on not-so-creepy critters from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Newton Arboretum for children ages 3 to 5.

The event is part of a series offered on the third Thursday of each month and designed especially for nature-loving tots. The educational sessions are discovery-based, focused on encouraging first connections with the natural world and instilling a sense of wonder that will last a lifetime. Each program includes a story, an activity and group directed exploration. This program is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Rea at (641)792-9780 or visit www.jaspercountyconservation.com.

National video

Reader Poll

What’s your favorite part of celebrating the holidays in Newton?
Lighting of the courthouse
Shopping local
Visiting Santa Claus
Holiday tour of homes
4-H Festival of Trees