The Cazenovia Public Library will partner with the Izaak Walton League to present the Young Naturalists program series for children ages seven and older. The engaging, hands-on programs are designed to get young people interested in science and connected to conservation and outdoor recreation. The next program—titled “Got Dirt? The Hidden Life of Insects in Soil”—will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 15 in the Community Room.
The program will explore the ways in which the critters in the soil help the Earth. Participants will make worm and dirt pudding and head outside to dig around for insects. Children are encouraged to dress for the weather and to get dirty. Registration is requested. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Cazenovia Public Library.
The Izaak Walton League was founded in 1922 by 54 avid anglers dedicated to conserving outdoor America for future generations. The environmental organization is named after Izaak Walton, the 17th century author ofThe Compleat Angler—a classic book about the art and spirit of fishing. The League is one of the first conservation organizations to set forth an aggressive course of action to defend wild America by changing public policy.
Young Naturalists and NYS Parks will partner to present an Earth Day event on April 22 at Clark Reservation State Park, 6105 E Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville. Young Naturalist participants from all libraries are invited to attend. Participants will complete a birdcall craft before heading out on a hike to learn all about the park’s birds. Please bring binoculars, if available. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All events at the Cazenovia Public Library are free and open to the public. For more information, call 315-655-9322 or visit cazenoviapubliclibrary.org.