The Summer Youth Program at the Chip Holt Nature Center has returned for its eighth year! The program, which runs weekdays from 9am-12pm, starts July 1st and runs through August 9th. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Livingston County is once again providing this year’s programming.
“We are really excited to continue our involvement with the Chip Holt Nature Center,” said Youth Development Team Leader Mark Wittmeyer. “Conesus Lake and Vitale Park are extremely popular in the summer – allowing us to reach a large number of Livingston County youth!” Programming includes nature-related arts and crafts starting at 9am. At 10:30am, children can enjoy exciting experiments and nature discovery. These hands-on activities are ideal for children ages 5+. Adults must be present with youth throughout the program.
Previous activities, many of which will be offered again this year, include making tie-dye t-shirts, paper mache volcanoes, and homemade ice cream; visiting with tortoises; learning about animal rescue; and more! The Summer Youth Program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. The program will be closed on July 3rd , 4th and 12th .
The Chip Holt Nature Center’s mission is to provide interactive educational programs and recreational opportunities for present and future generations, promote ecological stewardship for Conesus Lake and its watershed, and increase awareness and appreciation for the natural resources of the Finger Lakes.
For more information on the Chip Holt Nature Center Summer Youth Program, please contact Mark Wittmeyer at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Livingston County at 585-991-5420 | 585-335-1752.