Preschool Programs

This winter, come visit us or let us visit your school with our “Hibernation Hut!”

Winter is here. What happens to animals that live near? Do they sleep, migrate, or freeze? Let’s crawl into the Hibernation Hut to learn about their winter strategies. Crawl through a tunnel into the Hibernation Hut, where our (puppet) animal friends will talk about their winter lives.

 

I Have Five Senses

Touch, taste, and smell, these are things we do so well. Sing and play to learn about the senses we use everyday. This program utilizes stories and activities to help the children get in touch with their senses.

Fancy Feet Feats

An animal’s feet are not plain, they help them live in their terrain. Feet are neat and useful, too. What do your feet do? We’ll discover all kinds of feet and their uses. Each child will make an animal track booklet.

The Eyes Have It

I spy with my little eye, an animal that is peeking nearby. Are their eyes like mine? Let’s see what differences we’ll find. Children will explore how other animals see by taking part in various activities.

 

Winter Programs

(can also be done indoors at your site)

Hibernation Happens

Winter is here. What happens to animals that live near? Do they sleep, migrate, or freeze? Let’s crawl into the Hibernation Hut to learn about their winter strategies. Crawl through a tunnel into the Hibernation Hut, where our puppet animal friends will talk about their winter lives.

Ponds in Winter

It’s winter at the pond, let’s dive in to see what goes on. From ducklings, pollywogs, dragonflies, and a frog or two, let’s discover what they all do. Let’s discover the seasonal cycles of the pond with a story and activities.

Bugs and Beasties (winter version)

From egg to insect and how they grow, where do they go when it snows? Go on a bug hunt to discover the hidden lives of insects and others.

 

Spring-Summer-Fall Programs

(done indoors or out, your site or ours)

Discovery Walk

A new season is here, time to renew. Take a walk to discover what the animals and plants are going to do.

Bugs and Beasties (spring version)

Wake up bugs, spring is here, everything is turning green. Ladybug, butterfly, where have you been? It’s been a long time since you’ve been seen.

Life in a Log – Forest Friends

This fall, come visit us or let us visit your school with our giant “LOG!”

Children will have the opportunity to learn and see – when a tree is dead or falls to the ground, are there good reasons to keep it around? In this program we will see what the many reasons can be. Children will get to crawl through our giant “log” and then our (puppet) “friends” will talk about what it’s like to live life in a log.

Ponds and Puddles

Do a mini pond study to discover the aquatic zoo. Learn about these water creatures and what they do.

 

Fees

At our location: $6.00/person ($8 in May) for 45-60 minute program

At your location: $250 for a one-hour program. Discounts available for multiple programs scheduled for the same day. Also, if driving distance is more than ten miles away from SLNC, there will be an additional fee for mileage.

Please note for all programs scheduled for a group: A deposit of $60.00 is required to secure date. Balance due on day of program. No refund of deposit unless program is cancelled by the Nature Center.

Programs done at our site include a walk on our beautiful trails, as well as use of our pavilion for picnic lunch and our “Natural Play Area for Children.”

**To schedule a program and/or for additional information, please contact PattiAnn Cutter at 267-880-5022 or pacutter@buckscounty.org .**