This award-winning parent and child preschool program for ages 3–5 offers weekly outdoor exploration combined with multi-modal learning experiences to foster wonder and curiosity about the natural world. Fall and Spring sessions are offered Friday mornings and afternoons.
These programs meet strict COVID-19 health and safety requirements of our state and local health departments and the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Program enrollment is limited to 10 participants per program and will be held exclusively outdoors. Learn more about summer programs and pricing structure.
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Nature Discovery Family Adventures (ages 3–5)
Colleen Kelley, Hitchcock Educator
Wednesday, 10–11:30am, July 8, July 22, August 12
Fee per Child: Tier A-$20 per day | Tier B-$16 per day | Tier C-$12 per day
Fee per Adult: Tier A-$25 per day | Tier B-$20 per day | Tier C-$15 per day
(limit 1 adult with up to 2 children)
Registration coming soon!
This family program is a wonderful way to spend time outdoors with your young one(s), discovering nature together with Colleen Kelley. We will socially distance for circle time. Each family will be given their own discovery tools to use on our adventure together. We will enjoy a fun story at the end of each session. Choose from one or more of our three themed offerings.
- Colors in Nature on July 8 There are so many colors growing outside! We will explore with a collector band and nature art palette and see how many colors we can discover together.
- Fairy Houses on July 22 he forest fairies have been waiting for some help in building them new houses! We will take a walk in to the forest and find the perfect place to build some enchanting fairy houses. After story time we will go on a house tour to visit each others creations and see if the fairies have moved in yet!
- Little Critters on August 12 So many little creatures have been growing in the fields and forest as the weather warms up. We will use some special tools to search the fields and forests near the Hitchcock Center to see who is flying, crawling and sliding around!