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Sharing the wonders of nature with children at the CNC&F

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We are feeling the excitement of spring coming here at the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm. With 2020 off to a great start, we are in full swing preparing for fun things ahead as February begins to bloom with the mountain laurel and then the full glory of spring.

This is a big year for the CNC&F in our education offerings, and we would love for you to find a way to get engaged with us as we grow up children to love this beautiful oasis of peace and beauty in our community.

For 31 years, the Cibolo Nature Center and Farm has been a community-driven organization, and as we create new opportunities for children and our visitors, we would love to have you engaged with us to foster the love of nature.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

In 2020, our education department is excited to offer more programs for the very young children and the young at heart.

Every spring we have school buses full of children ages 3 to 18 from Hill Country and San Antonio schools who are eagerly awaiting their day at the Cibolo Nature Center or at Herff Farm.

In this outdoor classroom program children are full of wonder and awe as they step off those buses onto the majestic and lush land by the creek.

We are eager to have you join us to help our education staff in guiding them through their field trip experience. We invite you to join us to learn the basics of working with these children on either the nature center or the farm – your choice, or both.

And during the farmer’s market on Saturdays at Herff Farm, you could also engage in providing tours of the Historic Herff House, a local treasure. To attend volunteer training, please RSVP to ariel@cibolo.org.

CNC&F Education Volunteer Trainings

Feb. 5 – Herff Farm Outdoor Classroom

Feb. 12 – Cibolo Nature Center Outdoor Classroom

Feb. 22 – Herff House docent

LITTLE EXPLORERS PROGRAM

Calling all parents and caregivers! In addition to our field trips for children, at the CNC&F we know that the best time to be immersed in nature is when children are very young.

We are excited to announce that we are growing our Little Explorers program for ages 2 to 5. Every Tuesday at 10 a.m., we will host a fun program for little ones with story time, games, nature exploration and play.

And starting in March, we will expand this program to Saturdays during the Farmer’s Market at Herff Farm.

Come join us and let your young children fall in love with nature and have some fun with us! To register for Little Explorers, please visit Cibolo.org

SPRING BREAK CAMP

And with spring coming, don’t forget that CNC&F has a Spring Break Camp for ages 5 to 12 on March 9, 10 or 11. We will have three days of fun on both campuses, the nature center and the farm!

To register or learn more about Spring Break Camp, just visit Cibolo.org

Feb. 9 – Wet-n-Wild Fishing

Feb. 10 – Day in the Dirt

Feb. 11 – Wonders of Wildlife

We know that the children are the future of our community and we hope you will join us to ensure that nature is in the hearts and minds of our young people. As we seek to pull children out from indoor electronics into the magic of life under the big sky, we know that you are with us.

Let’s all take a kid outdoors this week. And know that there are ways for you to grow your impact here at the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm.