Minecraft Mania at Woodlawn Nature Center


Minecraft Mania at Woodlawn Nature Center

Woodlawn Nature Center will host an event to experience the “natural side” of Minecraft to bring the popular computer game to life. There will be live animals, a themed snack, games, and many hands-on stations to help understand the natural world. The program is geared for ages 8-12. Contact Woodlawn for younger ages. The fee is $10/child or $8/member. Please preregister and pay by May 25th by emailing woodlawnnaturecenteronline@gmail.com and sending payment to Woodlawn Nature Center, Attn: Treasurer, 604 Woodlawn Avenue, Elkhart, IN 46514. Please include the child’s name, age, gender, a contact email, phone number, and an address.

The Education Coordinator, Dr. Carla Gull, found her own children enthralled by the computer program. As they talked about planting seeds, chopping down trees, and dyeing wool, she realized she needed to learn more about the program. Her children had a hilarious time teaching her how to play and brainstorming the natural connections. The education coordinator mentioned, “Children on geology field trips were always so excited when I brought out obsidian and wondered if I had a pick axe. When I played Minecraft, I understood the children were learning about these through the computer program.” Woodlawn Nature Center looks forward to helping connect children to nature through the program.

Questions about the program? Please call Carla Gull at 966-0250. Woodlawn Nature Center’s woods and natural history museum are located within the Elkhart City limits on Woodlawn Avenue, two blocks East of Cassopolis Street.  The Center is open Thursday from 1PM to 5 PM and Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon to 5pm, or by special appointment. Woodlawn Nature Center celebrates 50 years in Elkhart in 2015.

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