Naturalist Explorers for ages 5-8

Naturalist Explorers classes introduce children ages 5 to 8 to environmental and natural history topics in a fun and enthusiastic atmosphere. All classes include a short introduction inside followed by outdoor activities. Children should come dressed for the weather, wear closed toe shoes, and bring a water bottle. Parents are welcome to drop their kids off or to stay and participate with their child. Classes are offered one Saturday each month from September to May.

Date: September 8 – December 8
Time: Saturdays from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. OR 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Fees per student: $18 for members (Family Tree or above); $33 for non-members per unit
Register for the series (all 5 classes) and save! Members: $62; Non-members: $122 Register online

November: Hibernation Station

Some animals handle winter by hibernating or taking long naps. Do bears really hibernate? How do turtles stay under water for months? We’ll find the answers and won’t put you to sleep!
Register online Saturday, November 10: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Register online Saturday, November 10: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

December: Plant Protection

Plants also have adaptations to handle winter weather. What makes the leaves turn orange and yellow? Why don’t pine trees lose their needles in the winter? Where do all the leaves go? Discover the ways trees and plants get ready for winter.
Register online Saturday, December 8: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Register online Saturday, December 8: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.