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Early Childhood Programs at the EBW Nature Center

Join us for one of EBW Nature Center's early childhood programs as we discover the animals residing at the Nature Center and explore the natural world around us.  Programs include literacy, music, math, and art connections as well as circle time and games to help develop social skills and build upon a child's natural affinity towards nature.  All classes offered are for parent/caregiver and child and separate classes are offered for 2 year olds, 3 year olds, and 4/5 year olds.

Nature School - Tadpoles

Age 2. Parent/caregiver and child participate in educational and hands-on activities utilizing curriculum focused on the animals residing at the EBW Nature Center.  Using their five senses, children will compare and contrast their anatomy, habitat, and diet to the reptiles, mammals, birds, fish, and amphibians at the Nature Center. Activities include literacy, music, and art connections as well as outdoor exploration.  Circle time and games will help develop social skills and engage curiosity about the natural world.

Nature School - Tadpoles meets on Tuesdays from 10:00 am - 11:30 am.  The winter session runs from February 14 - April 4.  The spring session runs from April 18 - May 30.  Cost for the spring session (7 classes) is $55 for Friends; $65 for Non-Friends.  Financial assistance is available. Register now.

Nature School - Froglets

Age 3. Parent/caregiver and child participate in hands-on activities using nationally recognized curriculum Growing Up Wild.  Activities connect young children to nature and expose them to new math and literacy vocabulary. Through music, movement and art, spark creativity and build on a child’s natural affinity towards nature. Each activity will have a take home connection which will enable the participant to continue exploring at home. 

Nature School - Froglets meets on Wednesdays from 10:00 am - 11:30 am from February 15 - March 29.  The spring session runs from April 19 - May 31.  Cost for the spring session (7 classes) is $55 for Friends; $65 for Non-Friends. Financial assistance is available. Register now.

Nature School - Frogs

Ages 4-5. Parent/caregiver and child participate in hands-on activities designed to encourage interest and inquiry into the natural world, as well as foster social, physical and academic skills. Investigate the habitats of Mill Woods Park to learn about the plants and animals that call it home. Visit and learn about the animals at the Nature Center. Circle time, games, music and movement as well as scientific observations and discoveries.  

Nature School - Frogs meets on Fridays from 10:00 am - 11:30 am.  The winter sessions runs from February 10 - March 31.  Cost for the winter sessionis $55 for Friends; $65 for Non-Friends. The spring session runs from April 21 - June 2.  Cost for the spring session (7 classes) is $55 for Friends; $65 for Non-Friends. Financial assistance is available.  Register now.