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Children’s Programs: Tadpole Troopers (ages 3-5)

Tadpole Troopers is a nature class for parents and children to share together.  Classes are targeted for children ages 3 to 5 that offer opportunities for natural science investigations, crafts, and a guided walk with a naturalist. All classes begin with an engaging introductory lesson inside a classroom followed by a walk outside. Parents are required to stay for the duration of class with their child. Siblings are not permitted unless they are registered for the class.

Fall 2014 – All About Birds

Come join the fun as Ms. Lois gets you up close to real live birds this fall! Students and their Tadpole Trooper partner will learn about the birds of the Arboretum, the sounds they make, the nests they build and the dances that shake their tail feathers. Get ready for feathered fun!

Date: September 6 – December 6
Time: One Saturday a month at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.
Fees per student: $16 Member / $32 Nonmember per class

Fall registration begins August 13. Priority registration for Family Tree level members and above is now open. To register call Christina Spade at 713-681-8433 or come by the Nature Center.

September 6, 2014: Fun with Feathers

Do feathers have zippers? Are they stiff or soft? Come experiment with feathers and join our classroom flock as we look for our feathered friends in the Arboretum.

October 4, 2014: An “Egg”ceptional Time 

Are chickens the only animal that lay eggs? Are eggs strong or weak? This month our class will learn about the incredible egg and shake those tail feathers with avian antics.

November 1, 2014: Crushing Beaks and Fancy Feet

Birds may be light but their built in tools are strong. Try eating like a bird and waddle like a duck as we learn about specialized beaks and feet.

December 6, 2014: Time to Fly

Do all birds fly? Learn about these little feathered flying machines and make your own flying friend.


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