January Wee Naturalists At Cool Spring Preserve | Horns and Antlers
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Join Amy Thomas for fun seasonal nature activities for youth ages 3-5 years at Cool Spring Preserve/Case Nature Center!
PVAS Host: Amy Thomas
$10/child (PVAS members receive a 10% discount). For children ages 3-5. A parent, grandparent or guardian must accompany children. Registration is required and limited to 10 participants.
This fun program is designed for pre-school-age children to provide opportunities for them to explore nature together safely under the guidance of an experienced PVAS instructor. A parent, grandparent or guardian must accompany children.
Theme: Horns and Antlers
Ever wonder what the difference is between a horn and antler? Through hands-on exploration of real antlers or horns, we’ll dive into learning about these unique forms of animal headgear.
About our Host: Amy is our Lead Teacher and Naturalist. She first worked for PVAS starting in 2012 as a camp counselor for three summers and then as camp director in 2015.
While studying at Towson University, Amy interned with the National Aquarium and Irvine Nature Center and worked for the University’s Office of Sustainability as a Compost Educator. Amy was also very involved in her university’s Outdoor Adventure program where she worked as an Outdoor Trip Leader, Kayak Clinic Instructor, Challenge Course Facilitator and Climbing Gym Supervisor. After earning her BA in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Informal Environmental Education in 2015, she served as a Chesapeake Conservation Corps member, working as a naturalist at Meadowside Nature Center in Rockville, Maryland. Most recently, Amy worked as a field instructor at the Mountain Institute at Spruce Knob, West Virginia, where she led students on backpacking trips and taught Watershed Education programs.
In her free time, Amy enjoys backpacking, biking, rock climbing, kayaking and cross-country skiing.