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Salamonie Preschool to talk turtles

Staff report

In the summer, dozens of species of turtles can be found across Indiana’s lakes, rivers and swamps, but when the temperatures get cold and the water freezes, what happens to them?

Preschool-age children and adults will find out this month at Salamonie Preschool’s “Turtles: What Do They Do in the Winter?” program on Dec. 12. Participants will meet a live turtle and make a tutle-themed craft.

The class runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and again from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Salamonie Interpretive Center in Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area in Andrews.

Each program is designed to enhance the preschooler’s basic education, including learning letters, crafts, social interaction and time outdoors, always with a nature-related theme. Children as young as 2 attend the event regularly, and even children who are in elementary school attend the event to gain social skills. Homeschooled children also regularly attend to socialize and learn about the natural areas in Huntington County. 

The program fee is $2 per child. Advance registration is suggested. Register by calling Upper Wabash Interpretive Services at 260-468-2127. For more information on other UWIS programs, see dnr.IN.gov/uwis or facebook.com/upperwabash, or call 260-468-2127.