Nature Crafts Workshop For Children in Choctaw

A free Nature Crafts Workshop for children of all ages will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12th, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the log cabin at South Fork Nature Center, Choctaw. Parents of the children are also encouraged to come.

Crafts will include making bird feeders from pine cones, Christmas ornaments from sticks, and jewelry from a variety of natural materials. After the children make their crafts, they can enjoy hiking with their parents on the newly completed trails.

To get to South Fork Nature Center, take U.S. Highway 65 south of Clinton. At Choctaw, turn East at Highway 330 and drive about 3 ½ miles. Turn left on Klondike Rd. just before the blue boat storage building, and drive north about 3 miles to the gate next to the large stone sign. Turn right through the gate and drive less than a mile to the cabin; follow the signs past the private homes and onto the gravel road to the cabin.

The workshop is the second in the “Nature of Art” series. Docents who will lead the workshop include Kay Verboon, Clinton, and Bob and Joyce Hartmann, Choctaw. Kay is a former park ranger at a Louisiana state prehistoric Indian site. Bob is a wildlife biologist and his wife Joyce is an educator and free lance artist and writer. Reservations are required; call or leave a message at 745-6615 to reserve a place at the workshop.