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Nature

Summer Mini-Camps are Coming!

Can't commit your child to full week summer camps? The Nature Center offers two and three day camps under super fun specialized subjects. Check out the list below for what we are offering:

2 Day Camps (for ages 4-7)

  • Lil' Buggers
  • Stick with Nature
  • Nature Safari

3 Day Camps (for ages 7-10)

  • Survivor
  • Fishing
  • Pond Investigation
  • Flower Power

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Try Something New!

Gardening Classes- The Nature Center hosts programs for "Green Thumbs" of all ages. Whether you want to make a start on a new hobby or dabble in a fun activity, our staff will be happy to introduce you to the wonderful worls of horticulture. All supples will be provided for your take-home creation.
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  • My First Garden - Th, Jun 13th, 9:30-10:30am  Age: 18mo-3yrs with adult
  • Tiny Terrariums - Tu, Jun 18th, 9:30-10:30am  Age: 4-6
  • Imagination Gardens - W, Jun 19th, 9:30-11:00am  Age: 6-10
  • Plants Eat Bugs! (carnivorous plants) - Sa, Jul 13th, 10:00-11:30am  Age: 8-12
  • Air Plants and Orchids - Sa, Jul 20th, 10:00-11:30am  Age: 13 through adult

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Learn with Us!

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, 9:00 to 11:00am and 12:30 to 2:30pm- Please click the tab at the top of the page for dates and to register

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

Out the Door, Let’s Explore!
Let’s go outside! Nature will be the teacher and the outdoors will be the classroom as your child learns about different themes each class, including bugs, trees, birds, and weather! Dress your child in outdoor gear, as we plan to spend much of the class in the outdoors (weather permitting).
Age: 3-6
Select Fridays, 12:30 to 2:30pm- Please click the tab at the top of the page for dates and to register

Visit Us!

Open House Hours at the Nature Center 
Would you like to learn more about the programs and events at the Nature Center? Do you want to come in and visit our animals? Check out our open houses as we offer fun nature-themed activities all day. No registration required and all ages are welcome. Here  are the upcoming dates and times:

  • M, Apr 22nd, 11:00am-2:00pm
  • F, May 17th, 4:00-7:00pm
  • F, Jun 14th, 2:00-6:00pm
  • Sa, Jul 6th, 11:00am-3:00pm
  • F, Aug 9th, 2:00-6:00pm

Parents Night Out- Kids Fun Night!
Drop your kids off and enjoy an evening out- child free. Children will enjoy nature activities and games, meet animals, go on a hike (weather permitting), and have a pizza party. Craft time and story time will round out the evening. You will pick them up ready for a good night's sleep.
Cost: $25 Age: 4-12

  • Sa, Apr 6th, 5:30-8:30pm
  • Sa, Jun 22nd, 5:30-8:30pm
  • Sa, Jul 27th, 5:30-8:30pm

Please click the tab at the top of the page to register