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Purdue Extension to host Nature Day

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Those looking for a fun, educational way to spend a Saturday should attend the 4th Clay County Nature Day.

The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Nature Day will be hosted by Purdue Extension Clay County and will begin at 9 a.m. It will conclude at 1 p.m.

According to officials, Nature Day will "include something for everyone."

Officials said there will be informational booths on forestry, water quality, edible plants and campfire cooking.

Several booths will include hands-on activities.

There will also be booths on bats, bees, birds and butterflies.

At 10 a.m., a Creek Stomp will take place. In addition, at 11 a.m., Mark Booth will conduct a presentation on raptors.

At noon, the Magic Gardener will perform magic tricks with an environmental twist.

There will also be a photography contest this year. The theme is, "Out My Backdoor."

There will be a division for youths and adults.

To learn more about the photography contest, log on to www.ces.purdue.edu/clay.

The event is free and open to the public. Purdue Extension in Clay County is hosting the event.

For more information, call the Purdue Extension Clay County Office at 448-9041.



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