These programs are designed for children 3-5 years old (parent must stay with child under 4yrs). Classes meet at the Watershed Center on the Reserve and always include outdoor exploration, so children and adults should dress accordingly.
Fee per class: $10 member/$15 non-member
Register your child for individual classes or the entire series. When you register and pay ahead of time for multiple classes, you will receive one additional class FREE! See details for each season.
Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30AM and Wednesdays, 1:00-2:30PM; register for either day.
Classes fill up quickly, registration is required. Call 609-737-7592 to sign up.
Register and pay for 5 classes, receive a 6th class FREE.
March 24 only – Wednesday class is FULL: Super Seeds – Discover the variety of small packages that seeds come in. Take a hike on the trails searching for those super seeds, and make a craft to take home.
March 31 only – Wednesday class is FULL: Life under Water – Some animals spend their entire lives under water. In this program, we will learn what it takes to stay under water for a lifetime. We will also take a peek at some exotic creatures that call the deep sea their home.
Spring 2015 classes begin the week of April 14
Register and pay for 4 classes, receive a 5th class FREE.
April 14 and 15: Fur, Feathers, Skin – We’ll get an up close look at live animals and animal artifacts to see what scales, shells and skins are for!
April 21 and 22: Spring Green – What color is spring? Wear something green today and join us on a walk through the trails to discover all of the colors found in nature, especially GREEN.
April 28 and 29: Animal Aerobics – Exercise your brain and body this week when we imitate animal movements. We will also take a hike and learn how animals use movement to escape enemies or get food.
May 5 and 6: Fragile Beginnings – Big eggs, little eggs, what animals come from eggs? Discover the many different kinds of eggs, from insect eggs to bird eggs. Learn how different animals care for their eggs and young.
May 12 and 13: Wiggly Worms – Discover how fascinating and important the lowly earthworm is! We will learn how to do the ‘Wiggly Worm Dance’, hold them in our hands and gently return them to the earth.
May 19 and 20: Frogs and Toads – Hop on over and learn about the amphibians that call the Watershed Reserve home. We will see how very similar animals can lead such different lives.
May 26 and 27: Dandy Dandelions – As we tiptoe through the golden sea of dandelions, we will learn about this amazing flower. Through a puppet show and exploratory walk, we will discover how special these flowers are.
June 2 and 3: One Bird, Two Bird, Red Bird, Bluebird – Tis’ the season for birds a nestin’. We will learn about bluebirds, what they eat, where they live and what we can do to give them a place to nest.
June 9 and 10: Meet the Beetles – We will take a magical mystery tour into a day in the life of a beetle!
Donate and Become a Member!
April 6-10, Monday - Friday, 9:30AM - 4:00PM each day, girls/boys 6-12 years old, Daily fee: $75M/$90NM
Spend your spring school break at the Watershed Reserve with the Teacher-Naturalists! We will hike the trails, perhaps visit the Stony Brook or Wargo Pond to search for signs of spring, build shelters in the woods and have an afternoon campfire each day! The new Watershed Center is 'home base' but we will spend every day outdoors. Register for one day or all week. Registration and pre-payment are required. Multi-day and sibling discounts and extended care are available.
Volunteer at the ‘Shed
Discover the many ways you can help at the Reserve. We have volunteer opportunities available in many different capacities. Are you good at event planning? Clearing trails? Conducting scientific research? Or are you looking for a corporate work day for you and your coworkers? Click here to learn more and complete a volunteer application..
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