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Explore the James River Park @ West End Branch Library!

Explore the James River Park @ West End Branch Library!

Calling all elementary students in grade K-5:  Come to the library on Tuesdays at 3:30pm and learn more about a wonderful park right here in our backyard!  Staff from James River Parks will lead a series of programs focusing on different aspects of the waterway and its environment.  Each week will include a discussion, an activity and a take home to continue your exploration of the James River.

This series of programs is designed for children ages 5-12.

Tuesday, January 30:  What is the James River Park System?  
Activities: View Watershed Map; Play with Enviroscape to learn about pollution 
Take-Home Element: Map of the James River Park System

Tuesday, February 13:  What lives in and around the James River?  
Activities: View skulls and talk adaptations; Craft Stations on different animals in and around the James River 
Take-Home Element: Animal Crafts  

Tuesday, February 27:  Navigating and enjoying the James.  
Activity: Map Making and WayFinding  
Take-Home Element: Map you created

Tuesday, March 19:  Activities in the James River Park System:  Bird Watching 
Activities: How to use binoculars; what birds live in the James River Park System? 
Take-Home Element: Bird craft

Tuesday, March 26:   Activities in the James River Park System:  Mindfulness Walk and journaling  
Activities: Mindfulness walk around library; writing prompts about nature 
Take-Home Element: A poem about nature; your writing/drawings


Tuesday, February 27, 2024 Show more dates
3:30pm - 4:15pm
West End Meeting Room A
Science & Technology/STEAM  

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Lisa Crisman

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