Naturalist Explorers (Ages 5-8)

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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.

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

*Must be a Family Tree Member or above for member rate.

Member registration will begin Tuesday, July 31. Nonmember registration will begin Tuesday, August 14.

Fall 2018: Water World

Water covers 75% of the Earth’s surface. It is practically everywhere on Earth, from inside the planet’s rocky crust to inside the cells of the human body. Explore the wonderful world of water. Water cycles, a wetland field study, water creatures, and water labs will make this fall series a splash!

September 1: What is Water Anyway?

Water is everywhere and is essential to all living things. It has many unique properties. We’ll use experiments and fascinating investigations to understand the chemical and physical properties of this vital molecule!

October 6: Wild & Wiggly Water

Just like you, water molecules can’t sit still; they are constantly in motion! We’ll play some fun games to see exactly where water likes to go, and explore some of the havoc water can cause when it gets out of control.

November 3: Fresh Catch

Although only about 1% of the Earth’s water is liquid fresh water, it is an essential part of life. We’re going to get up close and personal with the Arboretum’s freshwater inhabitants to learn about the ecosystem of swamps and ponds.

The class has SOLD OUT. Thank you for your support!

December 1: Coastal Waters

97% of the Earth’s water is in the oceans. The Gulf Coast of Texas is one busy body of water. From economy to ecology, there is always a lot of activity in this saltwater body. We’ll discover why the ocean is salty and explore some of the fascinating organisms that call the Gulf Coast home.

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*Please note, this month has SOLD OUT. We do have a waitlist available. Simply proceed with the registration and you will be automatically added until full.

 

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