Nature’s Little Explorers is a recurring series of mini adventures throughout the year, designed especially for preschoolers from ages 3-5. Using imagination, storybooks, crafts, and a well-developed sense of adventurous play, this fun-filled program aims to connect children with the out of doors at an early age. The programs are carefully designed to balance developmentally appropriate learning with the innate sense of wonder and joy that young children have for the natural world. A preschool mini adventure for children ages 3-5. Cost is $21 for members and $31 for public for the whole three-week series. Weekly themes are listed below!
Music in Nature
December 2, 10-11am
The crunch of leaves, the babble of the stream, the whistle of the wind, there is music all around us! This week we are going to be exploring with our ears as we listen for the music that nature produces. We will also use nature as our inspiration to create our own musical instruments.
December 9, 10-11am
Let’s get ready for winter by looking to the animals that do it so well, mammals! This week we will head out to the trails to look for evidence of mice, deer, and even foxes. We will look for mammal homes, and learn how they survive the coming winter.
Magic in Nature
December 16, 10-11am
There is magic out in nature; can you see it, hear it, or feel it? We’ll go on a search for signs of the fairies, trolls, and other magical friends at Baltimore Woods. Do you know any magic? We bet you do! Let’s make potions and create cozy homes for our new friends!
More details: This program is held entirely outdoors, so please dress for the weather. Lessons are suited for ages 3-5. Children must pre-register for the entire series and be accompanied by an adult. At Baltimore Woods Nature Center, the health and safety of our staff and visitors is of utmost importance. All in-person programming will follow best practices for keeping our participants safe, including health screenings, physical distancing and wearing facial coverings.