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Construction is in progress around our barnyard area. During this time, our barnyard animals will be interacting with new habitats inside and outside of the barn and receiving daily enrichment. Please bear with us while we make improvements for our animals and guests!
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Welcome to the Cubs & Kits Club!

Welcome to the Cubs & Kits Club program for Friends of the WNC Nature Center member children between the ages of 3 and 12! This program is free, but your membership must be current  in order for your child to be a part of the program.  

Children enrolled in the Cubs & Kits Club will receive the following benefits:

*Cubs and Kits Club buttons or gifts must be picked up in person at the WNC Nature Center Membership Office during the promotional period. Sorry, we can not mail kids club giveaways.

Nature Quest Passport Program

How does it work? 
The Passport series will be divided into four seasons each year.  Within each season, there will be six educational activities, two each month, that can either be completed at home or at the Nature Center.  The activities will also be included in the Cubs & Kits monthly newsletter.

Each season, we will host a one-hour informal program with an educator at the Nature Center.  The Save the Date will be included in the first month of each quarter’s newsletter and additional details will follow.  

How do I  receive a prize?
At the beginning of each season, you can pick up a bookmark at the WNC Nature Center in the Membership Office.  Your child will receive a stamp for the bookmark indicating completion of an activity.  (You can come to the office after completion of each activity or at the end of each season.)  If your child completes three out of the six activities, they will receive a small prize. The prize can be picked up at the Membership Office during the last week of the quarter, or at the education program.

After you complete enough activities to fill up one bookmark, you can pick up another bookmark for the next season’s activities. Bookmarks can also be used to collect stamps across seasons to earn enough stamps for the prize. 

What are the dates of the Nature Quest Seasons?
June 1st – August 31st
September 1st – November 30th
December 1st – February 28th
March 1st – May 31st