'Agricultural Adventures' for ages 3 – 5 in Canton March 18 – June 20
Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 8:34 am

The Cornell Cooperative Extension will host eight separate “Agricultural Adventures” for toddlers and preschoolers.

The programs are designed for youth ages 3 to 5 years of age, with parental involvement. All programs will be held at the extension’s learning farm from 10 a.m. to noon.

The programs will begin with a story followed by a corresponding hands-on activity and a snack.

The cost will be $5 per child per session, with registration due the Wednesday before each session. Class numbers are limited to 12. Register with Amy at 379-9192.

The sessions will be:

• March 18 – Maple Magic – Observe sap being turned into maple syrup. Help tap trees, visit the sugar house to see how sap syrup and taste fresh maple syrup. Bring outdoor clothing, including boots.

• March 25 – Who’s in Our Woods? – What lives in the Extension Learning Farm’s woods? While walking through the woods check out the clues to discover what lives in the woods. Bring outdoor clothing, including boots.

• April 22 – Little Lambs – What’s all the noise in the barn? Come see, pet and learn about the new little lambs. You may even get to see a lamb born!

• April 29 – Henrietta Hen & Chicks – Where is all that peeping coming from? Come feel the soft little chicks, learn how they grow and help check for eggs from the hens.

• May 6 – Polly Piglet and Friends – What are pigs doing on the Extension Learning Farm? Learn about what pigs eat, help feed them and watch them play.

• May 13 – Sun, Soil & Seeds – What makes seeds grow? Come to the high tunnel to learn how seeds grow, help plant seeds in the raised beds and start seeds to take home for your very own garden.

• May 20 – It’s A Giant Pumpkin Seed! Come to the high tunnel to learn about the giant pumpkin contest, get your own giant pumpkin seed started to take home and help plant the Farm’s pumpkin patch.

• June 20 – Birds, Bees & Butterflies! – It’s the first day of summer so come celebrate. Paint your very own butterfly house to take home. Learn how birds, bees and butterflies help human beings.