Wyatt and Caydence Smith, Lisbon, play in the virtual reality sandbox at the Nicandri Nature Center, Massena, on Tuesday. The hands-on topographical sandbox is a popular attraction at the nature center. The sand changes color at higher elevations in the sandbox, going from blue 'water' at the low levels to green 'land and mountains.' Admission and all programs are free. For more information visit nicandrinaturecenyer.org. NorthCountryNow photo by Cheryl Shumway.