Budding Naturalists: Sprouts (Ages 4+)
Thursdays, January 31 – February 28, 9:30-11
Center at Glastonbury, 1361 Main Street 06033
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Start your “sprouts”‘ love of nature early. This five-week program for budding naturalists ages 4-up and their favorite adults is taught by Jessica (Maack) LaPolt, a certified preschool teacher with a background in environmental studies.
Each class includes a story, a craft for child and adult to do together, and an outdoor exploration. Please wear appropriate outdoor attire and footwear. No strollers or baby carriers, please.
January 31: Furbearers of Connecticut
Come learn more about these interesting Connecticut residents while discovering ways they have adapted to our cold winters by having the chance to see and feel their different pelts. We will discuss the adaptation of hibernation, play a fun hibernation game outside, and create a fun craft to end our day.
February 7: Scents of Nature
What does our sense of smell help with and why might a strong sense of smell be important to animals? Winter is a fun time to learn about how animals use their sense of smell to hunt, since we will be going on a hike to try and spot their tracks and other markings from them being out and about.
February 14: Relationships
In this class, we will discuss the relationships between animals as we create a food chain/web based off of our beautiful mural at our center. As well, we will enjoy a hike and play a fun food-web game, while wrapping up with a craft for the day.
February 21: Snow Science
In this weeks’ class, we will be learning about snow by discussing the water cycle, playing an ice melt game, making a mad scientist concoction in a jar, and getting creative with a craft to end our day. Mad scientists welcome!
February 28: Bare Naked Tree ID
As spring is just around the corner, we will be challenging ourselves to identify trees without their leaves. As we explore outside, we will make bark rubbings of the different trees we find to closer examine them inside, as we discuss the changes of season and make a fun craft.
Connecticut Audubon members $15/class, non-members $17 (preregistration required; no walk-ins). Please register your child(ren) below: