This fun program is aimed at pre-school children ages 3-5. It is designed to provide opportunities for small children and loving adults to explore nature together safely under the guidance of an experienced PVAS instructor. Children must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent or other adult relative or guardian.
Program sessions are offered at PVAS's Yankauer Nature Preserve in the spring and fall. Each session will last from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and each month's sessions will explore a different nature theme.
Programs are conducted rain or shine and include activities in an open-air pavilion and nature walks on the trails. Everyone should wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.
We also have a Spring Egg Hunt for preschoolers (generally on the afternoon of Palm Sunday) each year. Unlike traditional egg hunts, this one features eggs painted to resemble wild bird eggs. Other "egg" activities and games are available, too!
PVAS launched its Wee Naturalists program with support from the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation's Two Rivers Giving Circle.