Published on December 1, 2022

Winter Adventures - Preschool, Homeschool, and Afterschool


Ready to explore the wonders of winter? Foster discovery and appreciation for the natural world in your child with one of these outdoor programs at Habitat or Drumlin Farm, with options for preschoolers, homeschoolers, and after-schoolers.

Preschool Naturalists

Take your adventures outside this winter! Preschool Naturalists is an outdoor, drop-off enrichment program where children ages 3–4 have the freedom to play and interact with their environment, learning to appreciate the scope and diversity of the natural world as they explore the forests and fields surrounding Habitat Education Center.

Preschool Naturalists is open for registration at Habitat, with weekly sessions on Tuesday and Friday mornings beginning the week of January 3.

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Homeschool: Winter Explorations & Investigations

Our homeschool programs are drop-off enrichment programs for children ages 5–14 that takes place entirely outdoors. Why are the days colder and shorter in winter and how does this affect the plants and animals in New England? Observe the changes in plants, animals, and weather conditions through hands-on investigations, data collection, games, and discussions.

Our homeschool programs are open for registration at Habitat and Drumlin Farm, with weekly sessions on Tuesdays (ages 5–10) and Thursdays (ages 11–14) beginning December 6.

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Afternoons Outside: Coyote Club

Get outdoors and let off some steam after school! Afternoons Outside is an afterschool program where children ages 6–12 get outside to hike, connect with nature, and make friends. Groups engage in seasonal nature exploration, artistic expression, games, and reflection.

Afternoons Outside: Coyote Club is open for registration at Habitat, with sessions each Wednesday afternoon beginning December 7.

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Habitat Nature Preschool

Opening Winter 2023 

What could be more magical than a preschool where each child's innate connection to nature is celebrated? Through hands-on activities, exploration, movement, and play, Mass Audubon's nature preschools support children's curiosity and wonder by using our wildlife sanctuaries as outdoor classrooms.

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