Join Sheldrake for our all-outdoor nature program, designed to give children the opportunity for STEM enrichment, connection with nature, and the company of other young enthusiasts. Each week, we’ll explore Sheldrake’s 60 acres, observing the changes in the natural world from late summer through mid-autumn. Whether rolling logs in search of creepy-crawlies, noticing the changing colors of leaves, or tiptoeing to the frog pond to see who might be visible among the lily pads, we’ll create our own adventure.
Children will be provided with a backpack and nature journal, to be brought to each class with their own writing instruments from home.
Our Little Critters:
- get first-hand experience with science and nature
- learn about birds, insects, seeds, trees, and other natural wonders
- enjoy the outdoors as they walk the trails of a 60-acre conservancy
- have fun with nature games and other activities
Dates: Tuesdays – September 22-November 17 (9 sessions)
Time: 9:00-10:00 am
For ages: 3-5
Fee: $200 for members, $225 for non-members
COVID-19 Precautions: All participants are required to wear masks, complete daily health screeners, have their temperature taken daily, and sign a waiver at the outset of the program. Classes are conducted entirely outdoors, including in mildly inclement weather (any canceled classes will be made up in early December). Attendance is limited.
Register below to secure your spot.
Come enjoy summer’s last hurrah. The season is coming to an end so now is the time to take it in. Stroll around the pond at Sheldrake Environmental Center with one of our naturalists and take pleasure in nature at its finest.
Members: $8; non-members: $12. Advance registration and prepayment are required.
For related programming options, visit our Event Calendar.
In accordance with COVID safety requirements, group size will be limited to a total of 10 (including the leader). Each participant must register separately, regardless of age, to allow for collection of contact information in the event contact tracing should be needed. All participants are required to wear a mask, as well as to sign a waiver and complete a brief health-assessment survey. We thank you for your cooperation with these safeguards.
Registration for this program is now closed.