Audubon Greenwich is pleased to announce the opening of its newest amenity, the Nature Play Trail. This unique and interactive playscape–the first of its kind in Greenwich–will engage children of all ages in imaginative and active outdoor play in a safe space filled with native plants, trees, birds, and other local wildlife. The “Activity Stations” along the trail will offer children the chance to climb, slide, splash, build, play outdoor instruments, learn about water flow through a rain garden, and explore critters in a flowing creek.
Research shows that children who play in natural settings play in more diverse, imaginative, and creative ways and show improved language and collaboration skills. Unlike single-use play equipment, nature play offers endless variety and opportunities for multi-sensory exploration, as children learn about the natural world in a wide variety of ways. Audubon’s nature-inspired, child-driven Nature Play Trail will foster creative play among visitors of all ages and abilities as they make discoveries and interact with their environment.
The unveiling of the new trail will take place on Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (rain date is June 25)–beginning at 10 a.m. with a live birds demonstration followed by a ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m. Visitors will then have the opportunity to meander through the interactive Nature Play space, woodlands, learning pond area, and historic apple orchard. Kids of all ages will be welcome to explore the trail’s Activity Stations and enjoy guided nature walks. Refreshments will be available for purchase. The event is stroller and wheelchair accessible.
This event is made possible by the members and supporters of Audubon Greenwich. For more information, contact Michelle Frankel at 203-930-1350 or mfrankel@audubon.org
 

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