Jamestown, N.Y. – Audubon Community Nature Center’s (ACNC) Wild 5K Run/Walk and Monarch Butterfly Festival are opportunities for businesses and individuals to show their community spirit and support nature education.
Sponsors who make financial or in-kind contributions or donate gift certificates are recognized in a variety of ways. These range from listings in the program and ACNC website and newsletters to receiving complimentary tickets to an Audubon event of their choosing.
On Saturday, July 28, runners and walkers of all ages race through Audubon’s forests and fields and around pond edges in Audubon’s Wild 5K Run/Walk. Again this year, the race is part of the 2018 Chautauqua Striders/UPMC Chautauqua WCA Runner of the Year Series. Participants who register by Monday, July 16, receive a t-shirt and discounted entry fee. Prizes are awarded to the first three overall male and female walker and runner finishers. Age group awards are given to the top three finishers in each division for runners and top finisher in each division for walkers. Details and registration are at auduboncnc.org/wild5k.
At the Monarch Butterfly Festival on Saturday, August 25, visitors experience an indoor garden filled with free-flying Monarchs, where they can examine Monarch eggs and hold caterpillars. There is so much to do, with kids crafts, great food, photo opportunities with human-sized caterpillar and butterfly cutouts, and more. Scouts and others can even earn a fun patch. Details are at auduboncnc.org/monarchfestival. The evening prior is Monarchs & Margaritas, an adult version of the festival.
To learn how you or your business can support these popular events, visit auduboncnc.org/sponsor.
For information about volunteering at either event, visit auduboncnc.org/volunteer.
Audubon Community Nature Center builds and nurtures connections between people and nature by providing positive outdoor experiences, opportunities to learn about and understand the natural world, and knowledge to act in environmentally responsible ways. Visit at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa., or online at auduboncnc.org.