‘Pioneer Days’ at Tyson Research Center

Children ages 3-6 and an accompanying adult are welcome to attend Tyson Research Center’s “Pioneer Days” from 9:30-11:30 a.m. April 5.

Through activities such as building a toy or making a candle, attendees will explore what life was like for pioneers who lived in St. Louis County more than 100 years ago.

Pioneer Days is sponsored by the Tyson Field Science Program, an outdoor education resource for pre-K-12 students, families and scouts. The program’s naturalist-teachers help children learn about ecology through explorations of the forests, fields, caves, streams, ponds, springs, and archaeological sites.

Future Pioneer Days are being planned.

Tyson Research Center is located at the Beaumont Antire Road exit off of Interstate 44 (exit 269), 7.5 miles west of Interstate 270 and five miles east of Eureka.

Call 935-8437 to register, which is required. Cost is $5 per child; there is no charge for accompanying adults.

For more information, go online to www.biology.wustl.edu/tyson.