A new program, “Wonderful Water,” specifically created for elementary school children going into grades 1-5, will take place at Trout Lake Nature Center on Thursday, June 15, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and again on Saturday, July 15, from 9 to 11 a.m.
The participatory program will discuss this life-sustaining resource, the amount of water on our planet, how much is fresh water, and the percentage that is available for our daily use.
The curriculum includes exploration of our history – how early inhabitants of our land valued, used and preserved water. Children will assume the characters of young pioneer children, hauling water to the cabin, watering gardens and providing water for livestock.
The children will also learn to identify some of the many species of fish in Lake County and Florida and the anatomy of the aquatic life. And they will participate in simulated travel on our rivers, lakes, springs and oceans, discovering area wildlife and their dependence on aquatic environments.
The cost of the program is $5 per child. Registration is required and can be done online at www.universe.com/summerprogram or by calling 352-357-7536. Space is limited.