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20 Apr 20180 Jamestown, NY – With a little bit of knowledge, nature can be your grocery store. On Saturday morning, April 28, at Audubon Community Nature Center's Spring Wild Edibles workshop you can learn to identify spring greens, flowers and other wild plants available this time of year and how you can eat them. Some people forage for survival, others to save on the grocery bill, still others for fun. Foraging can also be a wonderful way to spend time outside, learn plant identification, try new foods, nourish your body, and strengthen your connection to the earth and the food it produces. At the 10 a.m.-noon workshop you can discover how...

20 Apr 20180 Citing her relatives, her parents, members of the military, and the generosity of optimistic strangers, JHS sophomore, Karley Kennedy, won the girls’ division of the New York/New England Optimist Oratorical Contest in Utica on Saturday, April 7th. Competing against other district winners from across the state and the northeast, Karley received high scores in poise, presentation, content, and creativity as she delivered her memorized four and a half minute speech before an audience and panel of judges. Karley received a $2,500 scholarship for her speech. “Karley’s energy, enthusiasm, and happy demeanor leant an aura of authenticity...

20 Apr 20180 CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, NY - The 15th National Prescription Drug Take Back day will be held on Saturday, April 28, from 10am to 2pm. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, community partners and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will provide the public with an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by clearing out their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. This event is to raise awareness and help community members dispose of unused or expired prescriptions at locations all across the county, free, anonymous, no questions asked. Prescription medications may be brought to any of...

20 Apr 20180 - Jamestown High School recently benefited from some community love with a donation from the youth group at REALiFE Church. Their youth representatives delivered numerous backpacks to the school that were filled with toiletries, snacks and other items that students may need. Each backpack also contained a handwritten note to encourage a student who might be going through a tough time.   “We've been distributing the backpacks to students who are in need or new to the district,” said JHS School Counselor Ashley Noon. “We are very appreciative of this generous gesture to our students.” The church’s youth group wanted to show...

13 Apr 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – You are invited to celebrate Earth Day a day early -- by giving back. You can join the fun on Saturday, April 21, when staff and volunteers will be making Audubon Community Nature Center's buildings and grounds more beautiful and friendly for visitors and the wildlife residents. Folks of every age and ability work rain or shine and have a blast doing it. After all the hard work, lunch is provided to all volunteers. Here's how it works. You are asked to sign up ahead of time so staff can better plan for the day. After registering that morning, you choose a crew to work with on a specific project. Projects...

12 Apr 20180 – What are we going to be looking at?” asked Ring Elementary School second grade teacher Carrie Davenport to her students. “Insects!” “Yes, Mr. Foster and I have the microscopes all set up for you. I want you to look through the microscope by using your eyes and be like a scientist and investigate. If you were just using your eyes could you see what is on this slide? No. You’re going to use the microscope as a tool to see the details and body parts of the insects.” As part of the second graders English Language Arts unit on insects, and their science unit learning about the different tools scientists use, Ring...

12 Apr 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – Spring brings out frogs, salamanders, and other fascinating creatures. At Audubon Community Nature Center's Awesome Amphibians on Saturday, April 14, you can spend time with both local and exotic frogs and salamanders. You can get a close look at some amazing amphibians from all over the world at the 1-4 p.m. event. You can also go on a frog walk outside and learn more about local amphibians. The word amphibian means two-lives, as these small vertebrates spend their lives in the water and on land. They begin life in water with gills and tails.  As they grow, they develop lungs and legs for their life on land,...

6 Apr 20180 – Jefferson Middle School staff recently celebrated "Rock Your Socks" World Down Syndrome's Day by buying and wearing t-shirts and donating money to The Resource Center. Jefferson held the day to raise awareness of Down Syndrome and to honor student, Charleigh Saeger, whose mother Roxanne Lanphere, along with paraprofessional Janey Piotrowski, helped get the day started at Jefferson. "I was overwhelmed by what the Jefferson staff did,” said Mrs. Lanphere. “Charleigh loves it at Jefferson School and has done really well here. It is so nice that the staff took the time to bring awareness to Down Syndrome and help educate people....

28 Mar 20180 Upwards of 4,500 schoolchildren will visit Audubon Community Nature Center this spring to take Discovery Walks and learn about the natural world. Audubon recently received a significant grant from the Patrie-Leamon and Mabel Anderson Funds at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation (CRCF) that will help fund this program. Playing outdoors has many benefits for children that aid them in school, from enhancing their cognitive abilities to improving their academic performance to reducing attention deficit disorder. But not all children are comfortable outside. Through Audubon’s outdoor programs children become more at ease in outdoor...
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