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Nature, Wellness Day coming your way

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Saturday is the day to highlight now on your calendar.

Your Purdue Extension staff is putting the final touches on plans for "Nature's Path To Wellness," a 9 a.m.-noon program, at the Clay County Fairgrounds that will offer something for everyone in the community.

So, what is happening? If you enjoy the outdoors, try a great new nature trail that will open that day.

Along the trail, nature stations will be manned with experts qualified to answer questions, discuss topics and provide activities related to any of the following topics:

* "Pure Water for Your Family" -- Stream sampling and water testing, presented by Jennifer McKee and Jan Came, of USDA Soil and Water,

* "Know Your Woodlands" and "Beware the Invaders -- on Invasive Plants" by Don Carlson, Bev Pestel and Raoul Moore of the Department of Foresty,

* "Edible and Medicinal Plants and Herbs" by Karen Staub, Sycamore Trails,

* "Answers for Your Lawn and Garden Problems" by Jim Luzar, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Purdue Extension,

* "Balance and Mobility -- How to Keep Moving, Keep Well" by Peggy Davis, Consumer Family Science Educator, Purdue Extension,

* "Making Your Food Dollars Work" by Donna Black, Family Nutrition Program Assistant,

* "Zoom to Health with Zumba" YMCA of Brazil,

* "Boat Safety" sponsored by Dale Clark, Lieber Park,

* "Butterfly Gardening" by Jana Sinders, of Outback Greenhouse at Clay City, and

* "Geo-caching" by Mike and Barb Allard.

But what if you are a kid, and may want to have something to do after the nature trail and the geo-cache jaunt? Just take a look at what will be happening in the grove sponsored by Sue Urban, Melanie Brown and friends:

* More activity for kids in the "Bounce House,"

* Fun with Nature Crafts and Face Painting,

* Cooking over a campfire, and

* A rocket launch, sponsored by Jim Stevenson.