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 monthly at Cool Spring Preserve from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. and are $7/child for members, and $10/child for non-members. Programs include time outside for nature exploration, so wear clothes and shoes that are comfortable for hiking and suitable for the weather.
(If you are not a PVAS member, but would like to become one and receive the member discount/additional member perks, click here.)
- Pre-registration for each program is required.
- Registration for each child must be 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’s 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 a.m. on the day of the program.
Fees are refundable if the program is cancelled by instructor, or cancelled by the parent more than one week in advance. If you need to cancel for a session you’ve registered for, please notify the lead instructor, Amy Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org), as soon as possible.
Upcoming Events › Wee Naturalists (Pre-K)
Who: Ages 3-5, accompanied by a parent or guardian When: Monday-Friday • 9:00-11:30 a.m. Where: Cool Spring Preserve (1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town, WV 25414) Explore the natural world with your child! We’ll keep you moving with a variety of activities including circle time, short hikes, nature crafts, hands-on nature exploration, stories and imaginative play. Every day covers a different nature theme! Have questions about camp? Call 681-252-1387 or e-mail email@example.com. Fill out my LGL form!Find out more »
Who: Ages 3-5, accompanied by a parent or guardian When: Monday-Friday • 9:00-11:30 a.m. Where: Yankauer Nature Preserve (438 Whitings Neck Road, Martinsburg, WV 25404) Explore the natural world with your child! We’ll keep you moving with a variety of activities including circle time, short hikes, nature crafts, hands-on nature exploration, stories and imaginative play. Every day covers a different nature theme! Have questions about camp? Call 681-252-1387 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Fill out my LGL form!Find out more »
PVMN Continuing Education Eligible This event is free and open to the public, however, registration is strongly encouraged. Please register using the form found below. Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. September is the month that most Monarch butterflies migrate through our region on the way to Mexico, where they will spend the winter. The Monarch Alliance, a program of the Potomac Valley Audubon Society, is partnering with Briggs Animal Adoption Center to provide educational, hands-on…Find out more »
Join the Monarch Butterfly Parade at City of Hagerstown's Fall Fest! Come dressed in a butterfly costume, or as any pollinator (bees, birds, and bugs), and parade down the Cultural Trail to the Hager House in City Park for an educational and interactive presentation by The Monarch Alliance. Children of all ages are invited to participate. This parade is being held in partnership with Discovery Station and The Monarch Alliance, a program of Potomac Valley Audubon Society. Information on how…Find out more »
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