These programs are designed for children 3-5 years old (parent must stay with child under 4yrs). Class always includes outdoor exploration, so children and adults should dress accordingly.
Fee per session: $10 member/$15 non-member; register and pay for 4 sessions, get 5th free
Register for the entire series or individual classes. Call (609) 737-7592 to sign up.
Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30AM and Wednesdays, 1:00-2:30PM; register for either day.
September 9 and 10: Snakes – Slimy? Scaly? What do you think of when you hear the word snake? Learn the truth about these fascinating animals and meet one of our resident reptiles!
September 16 and 17: Monarch Madness – Learn about these well-traveled butterflies and experience some south-of-the-border good times. We will make a craft and release some tagged Monarchs to make their way down to Mexico.
September 23 and 24: Goodbye summer, hello fall – Say goodbye to the warm summer sun, green leaves and migrating critters and welcome fall’s glorious colors and cozy sweaters! Learn why fall, just like every other season, is so important. We will make a craft to welcome fall to your house.
September 30 and October 1: Eye See You – A watchful eye can locate food, find a good resting place and watch out for predators. We know that our eyes can can be found in shades of brown, blue and green but what colors are animal eyes? What do they see?
November 4 and 5: Skeletons – Skeletons aren’t just for Halloween – our bodies have skeletons and so do lots of other creatures. Did you know that turtle’s shell is part of its’ skeleton? No bones about it… skeletons won’t seem so scary once we learn more about them.
November 11 and 12: Who? Owls! – Owls are one of the most intriguing predators of the night. In this program, we will discover what makes these nocturnal creatures such silent and efficient hunters.
November 18 and 19: Oh Deer – Come with us as we look for signs of our majestic friend of the woods, the white-tailed deer. We will head out on the trails to discover what they eat, where they sleep and how to track them. We will prance around and wave our white tails as we learn about all the things deer need to survive.
November 25 and 26: Nuts to You – Let’s go nuts and have some fun! On a walk, we will discover and collect different types of seeds and find the plant that they come from. Afterwards, we will store our cache in a safe place for the animals of the forest.
December 2 and 3: Star Gazers – Up, up and away we go as we take a journey into the sky. We will learn about the planets, stars and the moon. Come join us as we blast off and hopefully not get lost in space!
December 9 and 10: Winter Wildlife Theater – Everyone is invited to a puppet show! Come see a show about how animals get ready for the upcoming cold season. We’ll go on a short hike and look for signs of animals who are getting ready for winter. Then we will all make a puppet to take home
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Friday, September 19, 7:30-9:00PM, Families (children 5yo+), fee per person: $8M/$12NM
Crab spiders, jumping spiders, wolf spiders, orb and funnel weavers! Join Education Director Jeff Hoagland on our annual night hunt on the Watershed Reserve trails. Bring a flashlight - registration required.
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