Programs for Children

Programs for Children


New and improved Junior Nats! Program offers a monthly theme!

Saturday Program | 10 am-12 pm | Grades: K-2nd & 3rd-5th 

Here’s a great way for children to explore nature. Each month, they will dive into new discoveries about the outdoor world. Children will learn through hands-on activities, hikes and crafts. Each child will receive a “passport” at the first session and will receive stamps at each program they attend to earn some great prizes. Sign up for sessions individually. No need to commit to multiple sessions.

TNS Member Fee: $10 | Non-Member: $13

REGISTRATION (click on the date of your choice):

October 14 – Fall Harvest |  Grades K-2nd

October 14 – Fall Harvest | Grades 3rd - 5th


November 11 – Here Comes the Snow | Grades K-2nd

November 11 – Here Comes the Snow | Grades 3rd - 5th


Each monthly session offers: A nature-related theme designed for children ages 2-4, the session starts with a fun craft followed by activities that reinforce the day's lesson. The group then heads outside for an outdoor trail hike, guided by nature instructor Lori Brown.  Some of the outdoor activities include looking under logs, searching for wildlife and their tracks, exploring our pond and observing how each different parts of nature interact.  Some things children may see along the trails include deer, turkeys, owls, squirrels, birds and insects. Each hike is followed by an indoor nature story and a snack. This program is one of our most popular programs for little nature lovers, registration fills up fast - be sure to register early!


OCTOBER KNEE-HIGH NATURALISTS

In October Knee-high Naturalists explore the colors and happenings on the nature center preserve during the Autumn harvest season.  Each session begins with a fun craft followed by activities that reinforce the lesson of the day.  The group then heads outside for an outdoor trail hike, guided by nature instructor Lori Brown.

Ages:  2-4 | Fee:  $12 | Members: $9 (adult partner is free)

REGISTRATION (click on the date of your choice):

Thursday | October 19th | Fall Colors

Friday | October 20th | Fall Colors


NOVEMBER KNEE-HIGH NATURALISTS

In November Knee-high Naturalists will learn all about the white-tailed deer that live in and around our nature center preserve.  Each session begins with a fun craft followed by activities that reinforce the lesson of the day.  The group then heads outside for an outdoor trail hike, guided by nature instructor Lori Brown.

Ages:  2-4 | Fee:  $12 | Members: $9 (adult partner is free)

REGISTRATION (click on the date of your choice):

Thursday | November 16th | White-tailed Deer

Friday | November 17th | White-tailed Deer


Join us for this new monthly program!


Join us for this exciting outdoor program designed especially for children ages 2-4.  Each "Little Acorn" will have an opportunity to explore the sights and sounds of nature & wildlife that exists on our 100 acre preserve. Little Acorn activities will take place outside,  in the event of inclement weather we will move the children's activities indoors. Strollers sturdy enough for a wood chipped trail are welcome!

Fee: $5 per child | TNS members: $3 per child
Adult partners are free and must accompany their child throughout the program.
TNS Members: Use Promo Code MEMBER17 for discount pricing.

REGISTRATION (click on the date of your choice):

Thursday, November 2nd | 6:30pm - 7:30pm | Ages 2-4


 

Homeschool Nature Classes are for homeschool children and a parent partner (free).  Each month we explore a new subject related to nature and the natural world.

Trees are Terrific - Discover how to identify trees, tell if one is deciduous or evergreen, ways trees help people and wildlife and seasonal changes that happen to them.

REGISTRATION:

Thursday, November 9th | Trees are Terrific! | 5-10 yrs | 10 am-12 pm