Leaf Invites Young Nature Lovers To Attend Summer Art, Science And Outdoor Education Programs

Attention young nature enthusiasts! The Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park (LEAF) invites you to attend a series of exciting free or low-cost programs this summer at the LEAF Education Center, 1501 W. 6th Street in Erie.

Children age five & under will enjoy stories under the trees at the free “Sunshine Storytime” program. Storytime will be held in the LEAF Amphitheater on June 24, July 8, July 22, August 5, and August 19, weather permitting. No pre-registration.

Free, family-friendly “Movies in the Arboretum” will be held at the 8th St. side of Frontier Park at 8:30 pm on August 4, 11 & 25, weather permitting. Attendees are invited to bring their own blanket or chairs. Movie titles will be announced closer to the screening date.

“Branching Out” nature, art & outdoor adventure programs for ages 6-9 will explore nature themes through hands-on activities and outdoor exploration. Branching Out will be held on Tuesday mornings from 10am-noon from June 20-August 8 (no program July 4). Adult accompaniment is not required. Cost is $5 per session / $3 for LEAF Plus Household members. Register for one, some, or all of the sessions online at http://www.leaferie.org/branching-out, call the LEAF office at 814-453-5323 or e-mail education@leaferie.org.

Children’s Art Classes will be held on Thursdays from June 22-July 27. Class times are 10:30-11:30 am for ages 4-6 and 12:30–2pm for ages 7-12. Adult accompaniment is not required. Cost is $8 per session / $5 per session for LEAF Plus Household members (includes supplies). Register for one, some, or all of the sessions online at http://www.leaferie.org/childrens-art-classes/, call the LEAF office at 814-453-5323 or e-mail education@leaferie.org.

LEAF will also offer its popular “Little Leaves” movement, story and art program for ages 5 and under this summer. Little Leaves will be held on June 26, July 17, and August 14 (Monday mornings) from 10-10:45 am (Session 1) and 11:15am-noon (Session 2). Little Leaves is $2 per child (free for LEAF Plus Household members / free for children under 1 year). No pre-registration is required. 

For more information visit http://www.leaferie.org, call (814) 453-LEAF, or e-mail education@leaferie.org.

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