Children 3-5 years old (parent must stay with child under 4yrs)
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.Fall 2013
or Wednesdays, 1:00-2:30PM
November 5, 6: Camouflage – How do you hide in the woods if you are a rabbit or a deer? During a walk on the trails we will play games and make a craft that will help us learn how animals play ‘hide and seek’.Winter 2014
November 12, 13: Sensory Scavenger Hunt – See…smell…feel…listen. We will use our senses to find lots of different things outside. Will we find an insect, a bird, even a shell? Come join us and discover lots of ‘hidden treasures’ on the Watershed Reserve.
November 19, 20: Turkey Trot – It’s time for a turkey hunt, Watershed-style! On the trails we’ll search for signs of our resident turkeys. We’ll follow a turkey trail and learn all about the lives of wild gobblers. Everyone will make a turkey craft to take home!
December 3, 4: Masked Bandit – What animal hides under a mask? It’s a raccoon! During this program, preschoolers will learn all about the fascinating lives of raccoons as we explore the forest. We will read a raccoon story and make a raccoon craft!
December 10, 11: Nature and Me – Did you know that just about everything we use is connected to nature? In this program we will decide what things come directly from nature and what things are made by people. We will learn how the natural world is important to all living things and what we can do to protect it for everyone.
or Wednesdays, 1:00-2:30PM
January 7, 8: Story Time Winter – Spend a wintry day with the Teacher-Naturalist, listening to seasonal nature stories. Bring a blanket to curl up with and a special stuffed animal to hug. The children will make a simple craft to accompany each story. As always we’ll have new stories and crafts for the new year!
January 14, 15: Journey to the Past – Attention all young paleontologists! Come join us as we delve deep into our prehistoric past and learn about the beasts that once roamed the earth. We will go on our very own ‘dino-dig’ to see what it is like unearthing these fine creatures.
January 21, 22: Snow and Things That Glitter – Explore the Watershed Reserve trails and marvel at the shapes and patterns that ice and frost have created. Afterward, we’ll make a glittery design. If there’s snow on the ground, we’ll play in the snow, too!
February 4, 5: Stalking Shadows – What is always following you around? It’s your shadow!!! Today we are going to learn what it takes to make a shadow, play some shadowy games, and even try to step on our own shadows.
February 11, 12: Gift from a Tree – Learn about the importance of trees and what ‘gifts’ they give us. We will find out where maple syrup comes from, as we tap maple trees, gather sap, and make syrup from our own maple trees on the Watershed Reserve. Everyone gets to sample the finished product.
February 18, 19: Turtle Time – What animal carries their home on their back, likes to stay in the mud during winter, and is considered a slowpoke in most stories? It’s a turtle! Come join us to learn about turtles, and meet the resident turtles of the Watershed Reserve.
February 25, 26: Insects in the Winter – Deep in winter, we know that some animals hibernate, some animals migrate and some animals remain active all winter long. What do insects do when winter arrives? Come discover what insects do to survive the cold winter months.
Make a Donation & Member Benefits
Saturday, 9:00-11:00AM, Older teens - adults, $5 per person
Join Jeff for a morning hike on the Watershed Reserve trails in search of wintering birds. Bring binoculars and dress for possibly muddy or snowy trail conditions. Registration is required. This hike is co-sponsored by the Washington Crossing Audubon Society.
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