of the long-standing education programs presented by FOLNC is
Mother Nature Reads. Each Saturday morning at
ten, children of all ages join Mother Nature's representative in
the Nature Center's library area.
hear a story, learn 'cool facts' about the animal of the month
and make something to take home. Sometimes the animal of
the month is a resident of the center and is used in a short
interpretative program. Other times, the kids see and
handle feathers, wings, egg replicas, track casts, scat replicas
only is the story keyed to the animal of the month, the craft is
s well. At a recent Mother Nature Reads
session, twelve children and their parents made turkey calls
from kite string, a paper cut and a paper clip.
To make your own turkey call:
1. Punch a hole in the bottom of the cup
2. Thread a 24" piece of kite string from the outside to the
inside of the cup
3. Tie a paper clip to the end of the string inside the cup
4. Wet the string and run your fingers along the wet string.