Tadpole Troopers (ages 3-5)
Tadpole Troopers is a nature class and outdoor adventure for parents and children to share together. We 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 also registered for the class.
Fall 2016 – Habitat Earth
Tadpole Troopers will take a journey this fall as they explore different types of habitats on Earth. From the dry desert to wet worlds, students will have a great time learning about the diverse ecosystems that exist on our planet.
Schedule: One Saturday a month from 9:00 – 10:15 a.m., 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., or 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.
Fees per student: $16 member / $32 nonmember per class
Registration will open August 2nd for members! Make sure your HANC membership (Family Tree and up) is up to date to get the early registration email and a cool discount on classes!
Registration for nonmembers will open August 16th.Saturday, September 10, 2016: Water World
Sail on over and dive right into the rich life under the water. Troopers will discover how all life needs water and that water is everywhere. Come explore our own ponds to learn what lives in them and take home a mini water habitat in a jar.
Saturday, October 1, 2016: Desert World
The desert is home to many fascinating plants and amazing animals that live in a HOT place. Students will learn the importance of temperature and how it can change a habitat. Students will take a home their second habitat: a mini desert.
Saturday, November 5, 2016: Forest World
Into the woods we will go in this next class. We will go to jungles, forests, and coral reefs. Students will learn about the importance of food and shelter and how forest habitats provide these. Students will take home a mini forest in the form of a planted acorn.
Saturday, December 3, 2016: Habitat Houston
In our last adventure we will return home and talk about our city and where we live. We will discuss how the Arboretum has many habitats and the Troopers will build a habitat of their choosing to add to their collection.