This five-session series introduces toddlers to the delights of nature at a hands-on level in an unhurried atmosphere. Each session includes an introduction indoors before going outside for a hike, stopping to discover nature's treasures along the way. This program is also offered on Tuesdays.
September 20: Insects and Spiders
The insect and spider world is fun and fascinating. Using sweep nets and bug boxes, we'll learn about our busiest neighbors.
September 27: Fabulous Flowers
Become a plant detective and explore the gardens and fields of the sanctuary. Toddlers will take a close-up look at the many colors and shapes of our native fall flowers.
October 4: Busy Beavers
Take a walk to the wetlands to see a beaver lodge, dam, beaver chews, and scent mounds. As a group, we will build our own beaver lodge.
October 11: Chipmunks and Squirrels
Learn about chipmunks and squirrels and discover how they are similar and how they are different. We'll take a walk to look for their homes and find evidence of what they have been eating.
October 18: Terrific Trees
What does tree bark feel like? Using our senses, we will compare the parts of a tree, collect leaves, and see how many different colors we can find.
Meets in the Nature Center. Please dress for the weather since we will go outside most of the time. The fee is per adult/child pair. Limited to 9 adult/child pairs. Additional siblings (ages 2-3) pay half the listed fee. If you wish to register more than one child please call our office.