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Bring Nature Inside and Stimulate Science Learning. Expand your preschool's science learning through guided discovery of the natural world!
Moose Hill's naturalist will help children recognize some of the common creatures that live locally and will direct students in ways to categorize and compare living things. We incorporate Massachusetts' science education objectives (S.T.E.M.) for preschoolers, encouraging curiosity while developing skills of observing, describing, and sorting.
By focusing on local nature, children develop a sense of place and an awareness of their natural surroundings. To engage your preschoolers, we may incorporate inquiry, manipulatives, storybooks, games, puppets, simple crafts, finger plays, and creative dramatics into the 30-minute programs. Programs start with a general introduction, (What is a forest? What is a reptile?) that then narrows on a specific plant or animal. Regular visits help children to understand seasonal changes and connections between natural things.
Contact us for this year's program listing!
"Theme of the Month" Programs: Each month, Moose Hill offers a specific topic within a more general theme (i.e. a box turtle progam during reptile month). The monthly topics are on a three year rotation to accommodate children who are enrolled in your program for multiple years. You are not obligated to participate every month, but by booking multiple visits you will receive a significant discount!
"Theme of your Choice" Programs: If our scheduled themes do not fit your needs, you may schedule any of the above listed programs on a different month or any of the programs listed below for our standard program fee. Let us know if there is another topic you would like and we will create a program for you!
* "Theme of the Month" Program fee $60 per class. Book 5 or more months to receive the discounted rate of $55 per class! Program topics change yearly. Contact us for this year's brochure.
* "Theme of your Choice" Program fee $65 per class.
* Maximum 18 students per class. Schedule us for back-to-back classes!
* A surcharge will be applied to sites beyond a 30-minute drive and/or when the break between programs exceeds 1 hour.