Events & Programs

 

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Children's Saturday Classes

Designed for children ages 1-13, these programs blend outdoor skills training, purposeful nature exploration, and guided off-trail forays to provide unique educational experiences at Rowe Woods.

  • Member discounts on children's programs require Family Membership level or above, active during date(s) of program.
  • Program fees are refundable with more than two weeks notice.
  • Preregistration is required for each title below and includes the full series of classes listed.

Click on the program dates for pricing, registration information and full descriptions. 

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2018 Children's Saturday Programs  


Babes in the Woods I – Early Morning

Ages 1-2 with adult caregiver

CLICK HERE to register. - SOLD OUT

Saturday, September 1, 8:45-9:45 am
Saturday, October 13, 8:45-9:45 am
Saturday, November 10, 8:45-9:45 am

Babes in the Woods II – Mid-morning

Ages 1-2 with adult caregiver

CLICK HERE to register. - SOLD OUT

Saturday, September 22, 10-11 am
Saturday, October 27, 10-11 am
Saturday, December 1, 10-11 am

What a perfect introduction to sharing nature with your toddler. During each hour-long session, caregivers and children can discover the wonders of nature using simple sensory experiences and fun indoor and outdoor play. Members $40; nonmembers $50 (includes daily admission).

 

First Explorers I

Ages 3-4

CLICK HERE to register. - SOLD OUT

Saturday, September 8, 9:15-11:45 am – Monarch Madness
Saturday, October 6, 9:15-11:45 am – Pond Life
Saturday, November 3, 9:15-11:45 am – Birdwatching
Saturday, December 8, 9:15-11:45 am – Prepping for Winter

Does your child love being outdoors? Join us as we explore the woods around the Early Childhood building. We will search for caterpillars, investigate the pond, keep track of the birds we see and discover how animals prep for the upcoming winter. Children must be potty-trained. Preregistration required and includes full series. Members $75; nonmembers $90 (includes daily admission).

 

First Explorers II

Ages 3-4

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Saturday, September 15, 9:15-11:45 am – Monarch Madness
Saturday, October 20, 9:15-11:45 am – Pond Life
Saturday, November 17, 9:15-11:45 am – Birdwatching
Saturday, December 15, 9:15-11:45 am – Prepping for Winter

 


A Hiking We Will Go

Ages 4-5

CLICK HERE to register. - SOLD OUT

Saturday, September 1, 10:30 am-1 pm
Saturday, October 13, 10:30 am-1 pm
Saturday, November 10, 10:30 am-1 pm
Saturday, December 1, 10:30 am-1 pm

Now that your child is getting older, they can bring their lunch to this session for a picnic and hike a little further than their younger siblings. Finding toads, snails and newts are just a few things your child may encounter at Rowe Woods. Children experience a longer hike and discover treasures in nature while learning how animal habitats are important. Members $75; nonmembers $90 (includes daily admission).

 


Saturday Nature Squad–Youth Nature Discovery Programs

Squad 1

Ages 5-13 

CLICK HERE to register. - SOLD OUT

Saturday, September 8, 9:30 am-12 pm – Monarchs and More
Saturday, October 6, 9:30 am-12 pm – Going Nuts!
Saturday, November 3, 9:30 am-12 pm – Birds on the Brain
Saturday, December 8, 9:30 am-12 pm – Preparing for Winter

Join our squad of fellow nature enthusiasts and each month we’ll discover the wonders of the natural world together! Guided by passionate program leaders and surrounded by other youth who love the outdoors, children will have hands-on experiences in nature and explore seasonal changes on this monthly adventure. Children will be split into smaller, age-appropriate groups upon arrival. Preregistration required and includes full series. Members $75; nonmembers $90 (includes daily admission).

 

Squad 2

Ages 5-13 (split into smaller, age-appropriate groups upon arrival)

CLICK HERE to register. 

Saturday, September 15, 9:30 am-12 pm – Monarchs and More
Saturday, October 20, 9:30 am-12 pm – Going Nuts!
Saturday, November 17, 9:30 am-12 pm – Birds on the Brain
Saturday, December 15, 9:30 am-12 pm – Preparing for Winter

 

Babes in the Woods

Ages 1-2 with adult caregiver

What a perfect introduction to sharing nature with your toddler. During each hour-long session, caregivers and children can discover the wonders of nature using simple sensory experiences and fun indoor and outdoor play. Preregistration required and includes full series. Members $40; nonmembers $50 (includes daily admission).

 

Babes in the Woods A:   
CLICK HERE to register. 

Saturday, March 23, 8:45-9:45 am
Saturday, April 20, 8:45-9:45 am
Saturday, May 11, 8:45-9:45 am

 

Babes in the Woods B:   
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Saturday, March 30, 10-11 am
Saturday, April 27, 10-11 am
Saturday, May 25, 10-11 am


First Explorers

Ages 3-4

Maple Sugaring
Hike through the wintery forest to discover sap flowing from maple trees. Experience collecting sap and learn how sap is then turned into maple syrup.


Secrets of Spring
Compare, contrast, and predict the changes that will occur as winter turns to spring. While outdoors children will search for signs of new and returning life.

Exploring Soil
Get a little muddy, as we dig to investigate what is above and within the soil. On our hike we will search the forest for soil-dwelling creatures and creatures hiding in plain sight.

Birdwatching
Take part in a citizen science project as we check bird boxes and record our findings. We will then become researchers as we try our hand at making nests from materials gathered outside.

Does your child love being outdoors?! Join us as we explore the woods around the Early Childhood building. We will search for caterpillars, investigate the pond, keep track of the birds we see and discover how animals get ready for Spring. Children must be potty-trained. Preregistration required and includes full series. Members $75; nonmembers $90, (includes daily admission).

First Explorers A
CLICK HERE to register.

Saturday, February 9, 9:15-11:45 am – Maple
Saturday, March 2, 9:15-11:45 am
Saturday, April 6, 9:15-11:45 am
Saturday, May 4, 9:15-11:45 am

First Explorers B
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Saturday, February 16, 9:15-11:45 am –Maple
Saturday, March 16, 9:15-11:45 am
Saturday, April 13, 9:15-11:45 am
Saturday, May 18, 9:15-11:45 am

 

A Hiking We Will Go

Ages 4-5

CLICK HERE to register. 

Saturday, February 23, 10:30 am-1 pm – Maple
Saturday, March 23, 10:30 am-1 pm
Saturday, April 20, 10:30 am-1 pm
Saturday, May 11, 10:30 am-1 pm

Now that your child is getting older, they can bring their lunch to this session for a picnic and hike a little further than their younger siblings. Finding toads, snails and newts are just a few things your child may encounter. Children experience a longer hike and discover treasures in nature while learning how animal habitats are important. Preregistration required and includes full series. Members $75; nonmembers $90 (includes daily admission).

 

Saturday Nature Squad–Youth Nature Discovery Programs

Join our squad of fellow nature enthusiasts and each month we’ll discover the wonders of the natural world together! Guided by passionate program leaders and surrounded by other youth who love the outdoors, children will have hands-on experiences in nature and explore seasonal changes on this monthly adventure. Children will be split into smaller, age-appropriate groups upon arrival. Preregistration required and includes full series. Members $75; nonmembers $90 (includes daily admission).

Squad A

Ages 5-13

CLICK HERE to register.

Saturday, February 9, 9:30 am-12 pm – Maple Syrup
Saturday, March 2, 9:30 am-12 pm – Nature Whodunit?
Saturday, April 6, 9:30 am-12 pm – In Bloom
Saturday, May 4, 9:30 am-12 pm – Cold-Blooded Brood


Squad B

Ages 5-13

CLICK HERE to register.

Saturday, February 16, 9:30 am-12 pm – Maple Syrup
Saturday, March 16, 9:30 am-12 pm – Nature Whodunit?
Saturday, April 13, 9:30 am-12 pm – In Bloom
Saturday, May 18, 9:30 am-12 pm – Cold-Blooded Brood