Naturalist Explorers (Ages 5-8)


Naturalist Explorers

Naturalist Explorers introduces children ages 5 to 8 to environmental and natural history topics in a fun and enthusiastic atmosphere. Classes include a short introduction inside followed by hands‐on, engaging activities outside. Parents are welcome to participate with their child, or drop them off.

Spring 2017: In Cold Blood

Schedule: One Saturday a month, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Fees per student: $20 members / $35 nonmembers per class

January 7, 2017: Leapin’ Lizards

What has four legs, is scaly all over, and can scurry fast? Lizards of course! While exploring a day in the life of a lizard, learn how these reptiles use camouflage to catch prey and hide from predators.

February 4, 2017: Secretive Salamanders

Salamanders are interesting amphibians that are often confused for lizards. Come learn what makes their lives unique and discover where and how these elusive creatures spend their time.

March 4, 2017: Totally Turtles

In the water or on the land, who spends life in a shell? Turtles do! Discover where turtles live and how these reptiles are specially adapted to their habitats.

April 1, 2017: Frog and Toad Together

Smooth and slippery or rough and bumpy, frogs and toads are our backyard amphibians. Learn how to tell them apart, why amphibians are special, and how to recognize some frog calls.

May 6, 2017: Snakes Alive!

Slimy and creepy? No – smooth and cool! Come discover the truth about snakes with some fun hands-on activities.



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