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Learn with Us!

Nature Tots

Toddlers with an adult will explore the wonders of nature through “loose parts” play. In this way, your little one can learn the joys of a natural play-scape that they create themselves, while learning teamwork and sharing skills. We provide materials, your child provides imagination! We will play outside each class, so please dress for the weather.

Age: 18 months-3 with adult

Select Mondays and Fridays, 9:30 to 10:30am- Please click the tab at the top of the page for dates and to register

Animal Adventures

Children will learn interesting facts and fascinating features of a different animal each week. Your child will discover more about our animal subjects through stories, role play and creative exercises. They should dress for their adventures with the animals in weather appropriate clothing as we often will be outside. 

Age: 4-6 (through kindergarten) 

Sessions are on Tuesdays, 8:45 to 10:45am and 12:30 to 2:30pm- Please click the tab at the top of the page for dates and to register

Budding Naturalists

Discover more about local nature by learning how to use observation skills and exploration tools like binoculars and magnifiers. Dress your child in outdoor gear, as we plan to spend much of the class in the outdoors (weather permitting). 

Age: 3.5-6 (through kindergarten) 

Select Fridays, 12:30 to 2:30pm- Please click the tab at the top of the page for dates and to register

 

Open House

Would you like to learn more about the programs and events at the Nature Center? Do you want to visit some cool critters?

Come to our open houses every month as we offer fun nature-themed activities. No registration required and all ages are welcome.

M, January 16 at 11:30am-1:30pm

Sa, January 28 at 11:00am-2:00pm

M, February 20 at 11:30am-1:30pm

Sa, February 25 at 11:00am-2:00pm

F, March 3 at 11:30am-1:30pm

Sa, March 25 at 11:00am-2:00pm

Sa, April 29 at 11:00am-2:00pm

Sa, May 27 at 11:00am-2:00pm

Community Campfire

Gather with family and friends at Terrace View Park for a campfire under the stars. We will provide the cozy campfire and all the fixings to make s'mores. The Nature Center will be open for the first hour so you can meet our live animals. All participants over the age 2 must register. Please click the tab at the top of the page to register

Fr, May 5, 6:00-8:00pm

 

Explore Nature Days

If your child has the day off, have them spend a couple of hours with us meeting our animals, and focusing on fun nature subjects. Each date will have a different theme (see below). please dress your child ready for both indoor and outdoor adventures. Please click the tab at the top of the page to register

Age: 6-9

January 16: Natural STEAM

February 20: Our National Parks

March 3: Invent an Animal

Program # Day Date Time Fee Register by
N2053-101 M Jan 16 9:30-11:30pm $22 Jan 9
N2053-102 M Feb 20 9:30-11:30pm $22 Feb 13
N2053-103 F Mar 3 9:30-11:30pm $22 Feb 24

 

 

Programs

The Lake View Nature Center, located by the pond at Terrace View Park, is a unique location for children to enjoy summer camp fun. These short-term camps are perfect for families that need their summer to be flexible, and for children with specialized interests.