Nature Preschool & Youth Programs

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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.

Dates: May 2–30, 2019
Time: Thursdays from 10:00–10:45am
Location: Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve Classrooms
Age: 18 months – 4 years
Registration fee per session: Resident $86; Non-resident $108

Preschool Half-Day Nature Camps

Pollination Station
June 10–14, 2019

Join our group of explorers as we learn how insects help our planet. We will learn about pollinators and the job they do to help nature create food for humans. After a fun introduction to entomology (the study of insects), we will create models of winged and terrestrial insects. We will also do observations of nature in the grassy areas. We will not capture insects, and we will respect their habitat. Please wear sunscreen and bring a hat, a snack and water.

Youth Half-Day Nature Camps

Little Wilderness Survival Camp
July 15–19, 2019

Little Wilderness School teaches medicine, science and the importance of health to children in an entertaining, exciting and fun way. Our program will teach children about some dangers in the wild and how to safely handle a medical situation. For example, students will learn about snake bites, hypothermia, how to tie a tourniquet, splint a broken leg, filter dirty water, 20 uses of a bandanna and how to treat bug bites.