Click below to listen to KMZU’s Ashley Johnson speak with Missouri Department of Conservation Media Specialist, Bill Graham:
The Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center is hosting their famous Nature Nuts Story time this Saturday at 3 different times. “We have different volunteer Naturalists that work at the center,” Graham detailed the ‘nature’ of the environment, “they sort of gather the kids that attend around and pick out different books about nature and they read the books out loud. It’s just a chance for story telling time. We have a special corner where we do this where we have a little carpet and library and a special little place where they do the book reading.”
All kids in attendance will be able to get involved and use their creative skills after they have learned a little bit about nature. “When the book reading is over, there’s also usually some sort of hands on nature activity,” said Graham, “Like a little paper craft type thing. They might make a critter or color a critter or do something like that. So it’s not just sitting and listening, they will be at some point doing some sort of craft activity for the kids, too.”
While at the center don’t forget to wander through the outdoor garden, take a look at underwater life in the aquariums, and learn more about nature through a number of exhibits.
The event is designed for kid’s ages 3 to 8 years, but all ages are welcome.
The Discovery Center is located at 4750 Troost Ave. Kansas City, MO. just east of the Country Club Plaza.
To learn more about Nature Nuts Storytime or the Discovery Center, visit their website.