Nature Preschool & Youth Programs

Registration opens February 8, 2019!

Music Maker: Mommy & Me
Exploring Nature's Symphony

little kids clapping and learning musicJourney into the world of music making with your child as you enjoy the serene and inspirational setting of the nature center. Each class is live music-making and encourages children and parents to discover their singing voices while playing a variety of instruments including shakers, drums, bells and sticks. Parents and children will explore musical creativity by improvising lyrics and movement to music based on themes of nature.

February 21–28, 2019
March 1–31, 2019 (No class March 14)
April 1–30, 2019
May 1–31, 2019

Time: Thursdays from 10:00–10:45am

Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve Classrooms

Age: 18 months–4 years

Registration fee per session:
February 21–28: Resident $43; Non-resident $53
March 1–31: Resident $84; Non-resident $105
April 1–30: Resident $85; Non-resident $106
May 1–31: Resident $86; Non-resident $108

Youth Explorers

Creepy Crawling Critters
March 23, 2019 
9:00–11:00amYouth Programs
What do bugs eat and how do they defend themselves against predators? Get a close-up view of the insect world while building a bughouse to take home.

Jaws & Claws
April 27, 2019

Discover the animal kingdom through the lives of blue whales, toucans and birds of prey. Build a birdhouse to take home!

Water Water Everywhere
May 18, 2019

Build a mini ecosystem to take home while learning about the water worlds surrounding us.

Location: Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve
Age: 7–11 years old
Registration fee per session:
Resident $36; Non-resident $43

Cross Timbers Nature Camp
Spring Break "Recycle Earth"

teen counselors taking younger kids on hikeJoin us as we explore, create and build habitats from objects we find from the outdoors and recycled products! We will learn all about recycling and its effect on our ecosystem local and beyond. Get creative with arts and crafts and hikes while using your imagination to create homes for our animal friends in the Cross Timbers!

Date: March 11–15, 2019
Time: 9:00am–4:00pm*
*Before and after care is provided from 7:30–9:00am and 4:00–6:30pm.

Location: Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve
Age: 5–11 years old
Registration fee: Resident $141; Non-resident $176