This fun program is aimed at pre-school children ages 3-5. It is designed to provide opportunities for small children to explore nature together safely under the guidance of an experienced PVAS instructor. A parent, grandparent or guardian must accompany children.
Programs are held twice a month at Cool Spring Preserve from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM and are $5/child/session. Programs include time outside for nature exploration, so wear clothes and shoes that are comfortable for hiking and suitable for the weather.
- Pre-registration for each program is required.
- Registration for each child is done individually
- A minimum of six participants is needed to conduct the program. The instructor will cancel the program if the minimum is not reached.
We know that many parents often need to bring their younger children to the program. While younger siblings will not be allowed to participate in any program activities, we have a “Kid Corner” in our nature center that parents and young children can enjoy during the program. Parents must supervise any children not participating in the program at all times.
If inclement weather is in the forecast and the instructor decides to cancel or reschedule a program, you will be notified by e-mail either the day before the program or by 8:30 am on the day of the program.
Fees are refundable if the program is cancelled by instructor or cancelled by parent more than one week in advance. If you need to cancel for a program session, please notify the lead instructor, Amy Moore (email@example.com) , as soon as possible.
Upcoming Events › Wee Naturalists (Pre-K)
With Groundhogs Day around the bend, join us as we learn all about groundhogs! We will also experiment with shadowsFind out more »
Whose tracks are these? Whose scat is that? In this program, we’ll learn about what clues animals leave behind.Find out more »
Join us on a laid back, naturalist led nature exploration and hike around Cool Spring Preserve. Wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather.Find out more »
Birds, bats and bugs all have wings that allow them to take to the skies. We’ll learn about our different flying friends before dressing up as birds or birds to hike or “fly” on our trails.Find out more »
We’ll look at ways insects are different from other animals before hitting the trails as insectigators, in search of bugs and other creepy crawlies!Find out more »
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