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The following programs are designed to meet the needs of school-age children in a safe outdoor setting. Please register online well in advance of the class start date to ensure placement.
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Holiday Crafts by Little Hands
Bundle up and head to the Nature PlayScape for a festive time crafting with nature! Collect natural materials to create your own ornaments for the winter season. This program is designed for children ages 4-8 years with a caregiver. Preregistration required. Members $10; nonmembers $16.
Nature in Winter Storytime
Wednesday, January 10, 10:30-11 am
Wednesday, January 17, 10:30-11 am
Wednesday, January 24, 10:30-11 am
Wednesday, January 31, 10:30-11 am
Wednesday, February 7, 10:30-11 am
Wednesday February 14, 10:30-11 am
Wednesday, February 21, 10:30-11 am
Wednesday, February 28, 10:30-11 am
Join us in Rowe Visitor Center’s Whittaker Library for a relaxed nature storytime. We'll read chilly weather-inspired nature books and try out simple nature crafts. Perfect for children ages 18 months to 4 years with an adult. No registration necessary for this drop-in program. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission at the gate.
School’s Out! Maple Day Camp
Monday, January 15, 9 am-4 pm – Registration opens Friday, December 1
It’s never too cold for camp! Join us as we hike through our wintery woodlands, discover where our sweet maple syrup comes from, play our favorite camp games, and sing silly songs. This drop-off program is designed for children ages 5-10. With family membership $70; without family membership or nonmember $85 (includes daily admission).
Homeschool Maple Sugaring
Join a naturalist for this winter adventure to find some of our native maple trees and learn about how the process of photosynthesis is involved with the production of maple syrup, which we call “liquid sunshine.” Help with sugaring work and sample warm maple syrup right off the evaporator. Preregistration required. Members $8; nonmembers $14 (includes daily admission).
National Squirrel Day Acorn Hunt in the Nature PlayScape
Sunday, January 21, 1-2:30 pm
Join us in celebrating everyone’s favorite nutty holiday. We’ll make like squirrels and hunt down the giant acorns we stowed away last fall. Find all the hidden acorns to win a special squirrelly prize. Perfect for all ages. No registration necessary for this drop-in program. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission at the gate.
Winter Pebble Art for Families
Join us for an afternoon of family crafting fun. After a short walk to forage for materials, we’ll create one-of-a-kind animal portraits using pebbles, twigs, and pine needles. This program is best for children ages 5-10 years with a caregiver. Preregistration required. Members $10; nonmembers $16 (includes daily admission).
Early Childhood Maple Adventure
Get ready to use all your senses as we discover the magic of maple! With a naturalist, young children and their caregivers will explore the land we get our maple sap from and follow its journey to become maple syrup. Best suited for children ages 3-6 with an adult caregiver. Preregistration required. Members $7; nonmembers $11.50 (includes daily admission).