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Children's Saturday Programs

Designed for children ages 3-13, 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. 

As of November 8, 2021, masks are required in all our buildings for all unvaccinated people. Masks are not required outdoors or under pavilions and tents. 

 

Fall 2022 Children's Saturday Programs 

In an increasingly virtual world, Children's Saturday Programs offer your child the opportunity to be immersed in hands-on, in-person learning in an idyllic outdoor setting. Stroll through the forest, collect maple sap, hunt for newts in the pond, and savor signs of spring. Designed for ages 3-13, these drop-off programs inspire children to learn about nature while encouraging curiosity, exploration, and wonderment.  

Preregistration is required for all Children’s Saturday Programs. Registration includes full series. Caregivers drop off children for these programs.  

Green Sprouts

Ages 3-4

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 the changing seasons. Preregistration required and includes the full series. Members $95; Nonmembers $110 (includes daily admission). 

Session A: Click here to register.  

Saturdays, 9:15-11:45 am 

  • September 3
  • October 1
  • November 5
  • December 3 

Session B: Click here to register.

Saturdays, 9:15-11:45 am 

  • September 10
  • October 8
  • November 12
  • December 10

Little Hikers 

Ages 4-5 

Saturdays, 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. Preregistration required and includes full series. Members $95; nonmembers $110 (includes daily admission). 

  • September 17
  • October 15
  • November 19
  • December 17 

 

Saturday Nature Squad 

Ages 5-13 

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 $95; nonmembers $110 (includes daily admission).   

Squad A: Click here to register.

Saturdays, 9:30 am-12 pm 

  • September 3
  • October 1
  • November 5
  • December 3 

Saturdays, 9:30 am-12 pm 

  • September 10
  • October 8
  • November 12
  • December 10