Children’s Programs

Children’s Programs

As part of our dual mission to conserve and educate, we offer a multitude of wonderful children’s programs for kids of all ages. Our children’s programs introduce youngsters to nature with hands-on activities, exploration, and interaction with the natural world.

While we are no longer offering Tadpole Troopers and Naturalist Explorers classes, we are looking forward to introducing several new Children’s Programs in 2020.

Tyke Hikes (ages 18 months-3yrs)

Encourage your little one’s curiosity with nature and the outdoors. Children 18 months to 3 years, with their adult companions, can join naturalist Laurie Hudson for a nature story reading and stroller-friendly hike on the Arboretum trails. Enjoy a new nature experience each week!
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Home School Program (ages 5-12)

Our home school classes are offered on Mondays from 1:00-3:00 pm for students ages 5-12. A different three-week science unit is taught each month, with each class consisting of instructional time, hands-on activities, and guided nature walks. Handouts for parents with extension ideas and projects are provided for follow up at home.
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