Budding Naturalists (Ages 1-5)
Wednesdays September 26, October 3, October 10, October 17, 9:30-11
Center at Glastonbury, 1361 Main Street 06033; firstname.lastname@example.org / 860-633-8402
Children ages 1-5 will explore the wonders of nature with their favorite adult! Autumn wildflowers are blooming, leaves are turning colors and animals are on the move. We’ll discover what animals and plants are doing as the season changes.
Each class includes a story, craft for child & adult to do together, and an outdoor exploration if weather permits. Classes are taught by Jessica Maack, a certified preschool teacher with a background in environmental studies. Please wear appropriate outdoor attire and footwear. No strollers or baby carriers, please.
September 26: Bugs & Butterflies
Come learn about the different types of bugs and butterflies and how you can welcome more of these interesting and magnificent creatures into your own backyard! Each has a different purpose and is important in some way; though we will discuss “invasive species”. Then, join us on a hike to hunt for them and make a fun project to enjoy in your home.
October 3: Changing Leaves
Why do leaves change colors and then fall off of the trees? We will discuss why trees need to shed their leaves and why some trees do not do this. We will also investigate different leaf shapes and their names, and then see if we can find any matches to our examples out in the park, to then make a stunning Autumn wreath.
October 10: Hibernation or Migration?
In this class, we will discuss what the words hibernation and migration mean and discuss 6 animal examples that are right here in our Center! Find out what those animals do to make it through the harsh temperatures and create Buddy the Hawk, flying south for the winter craft!
October 17: Fast as a Fox
Today, we will learn about the fox and practice some stalking and pouncing games outside. We will also investigate the fur from a real red fox and a real arctic fox, and discuss why their fur changes colors depending on the season. (Remember the changing leaf colors?) To wrap up, we will be making some fun fox prints and discuss how to look for tracks on the trail.
A printable brochure can be downloaded here.
Connecticut Audubon members $15/class, non-members $17 (preregistration required; no walk-ins). Register your child(ren) below: