Kids Get Creative with Creatures

8 years 2 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, July 29 2010 Jul 29, 2010 Thursday, July 29, 2010 9:57:37 PM CDT July 29, 2010 in News

JEFFERSON CITY - The Runge Conservation Nature Center gave kids and creatures a place to connect this week. The nature center holds several events every year to help people connect with nature. This week, they held a two-hour event called Firefly Frenzy.

Kids rotated around different stations at the event. One stations gave kids a chance to observe and touch live beetles. Another station had kids identify the different parts of a beetle's anatomy. 

"We're really doing this to try and connect people to the outdoors. It's a lot of fun," said Kathy Kavender, Runge Conservation Nature Center Manager.

Not only were kids happy, the parents were happy the event was free. In times of recession, parents find it tough to entertain kids affordably.

John Grantham brings his sons to the nature center all the time, because they love the outdoors.

"When budgets are tight, it definitely helps to have things that are available to do We come here a lot, and I think it really helps the community," said Grantham.

This is the first time the nature center celebrated the event.

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