Back to School For AllWe recently finished the final week of summer camps and programs at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, and that’s always a little bit sad for us. While we have little ones and preschoolers in class here throughout the school year, summer affords us unique opportunities to experience more time outdoors, just as we did when we were in grades K-12.
For the last couple of months we’ve enjoyed watching our school-age campers, high-school Naturalist Assistants, college-level staff, parents and adult volunteers camp out, comb the beaches of Lake Erie, launch rockets, gaze at the stars, hang out with live wildlife and so much more.
In mid-to-late August through early September, mammal nesting season is coming to a close, so Lake Erie Nature & Science Center receives many calls about baby animals. The year’s second batch of baby squirrels is nesting and, inevitably, many of the calls we receive are about these babies. “Although it seems cruel to humans, the best thing to do when you find a baby animal is to leave it alone,” said Director of Wildlife Dave Wolf. “Squirrels often have several nests because one nest becomes unstable or attracts a predator. Mothers could be in the middle of moving their babies to a safer location when a baby is ‘found.’ ”
At Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, we believe learning is lifelong and we're here to help your whole family to appreciate the natural world all around us.
Visit our website at www.lensc.org, where you’ll find:
• answers to commonly-asked wildlife questions and advice on what to do about injured wildlife
• the scoop on the new fall session of popular preschool programs like Nature Nuts and Log Cabin Explorers and a fun assortment of animal encounters and star shows that will delight the whole family
• details of the new season of adult activities like our Second Nature series, Birding Walks, Fishing Seminars and Botany Hikes
• a brand new selection of nature-based offerings for Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts