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After School Nature Explorers Club

The After School Nature Explorers Club is designed for school-age children, 6-12 years old, who are interested in investigating the great outdoors! Each session, we'll explore the natural world, focusing on our own native habitats and wildlife. We’ll go on nature hikes, dip-net in the ponds, meet our live animals, and practice outdoor skills such as tracking, foraging, building shelters, telling stories, playing games, and much more. Our adventures will be crafted from the curiosities of the children, allowing them to develop a sense of place while exploring the landscape through play.

  • Fall Semester 2019

    September 4 -- John James Audubon and his lasting legacy
    October 2 -- The Lost Bird Project
    November 6 -- Giving Earth Thanks
    December 4 -- Winter Wildlife -- Let's GIve a Hoot!

  • Choose:
    Once Monthly fall series - $70 first child/ $60 second child
    Drop-in Rate: $20 per class per child
    NOTE: Classes are only held with minimum enrollment of 8 students. Refunds are given in the case that this is not met.*

  • Spring Semester 2020

    January 1 -- no meeting
    February 5 -- A Wildlife Valentine Special
    March 4 -- Pond Awakening
    April 1 -- To Migrate or Not To Migrate
    May 6 -- Why Birds Matter

  • Time

    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Activities

    Hands-on Science Experiments & Crafts, Kid Friendly Nature Hikes, Outdoor Games, Refreshments & Snacks, Pond Dip-netting, Conservation Projects, Meet Live Animals

  • Parents drop-off & pick-up at our Memorial Drive entrance.
    Please park in the Memorial Methodist west parking lot (12955 Memorial Drive) and enter the nature sanctuary through the marked gate.
    Click the title to see a map.

Activities photo collage