Little Explorers Can Experience Great Moments! 

Preschool Mini Series for
Children Ages 3 and 4

This monthly three- or four-week series offers hands-on experiences in nature for your preschooler. Every Tuesday or Thursday , we’ll meet up for a two hour program packed with crafts, stories, games, and imaginative play. Rain, snow, or sunshine – we will happily go outside!  Themes for each month are listed below.

For outdoor experiences for ages 5-13, check out Science Adventures in Nature or Trail School!

Set off on a preschool adventure!

two boys catching creatures in stream

Wonders of Water

September 14 – 28 (3 week program)
Offered Tuesdays or Thursdays, 1:30-3:30pm
Sign up for either session – or both!
$30 members; $45 public

This month we’ll explore the streams, ponds, and puddles found on our preserve. Through crafts, games, and explorations we’ll dive into discovering who needs water to survive and the different materials we can find in it to play with.

four children with noses pressed to bark of a big tree

Life in the Forest

October 5 – 26 (4 week program)
Offered Tuesdays or Thursdays, 1:30-3:30pm
Sign up for either session – or both!
$40 members; $60 public

There’s so much life to be found in the forest! This month we’ll explore different plants and animals that call the forest home. We’ll flip over rocks, look in holes, and act out the lives and cycles of all we discover!

Nature’s Treasures

November 2 – December 2
Offered 5 Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30pm
Offered 3 Thursdays, 1:30-3:30pm
Sign up for either session – or both!
Tuesday session: $50 members; $75 public
Thursday session: $30 members; $45 public

Beauty is in the eye of the preschooler. This month we’ll search for places, objects, and organisms that the group thinks are especially beautiful or interesting. We’ll also practice ways to say “thank you” and give back to the earth for providing us with these treasures.

Nature’s Little Builders

December 7 – 21 (3 week program)
Offered Tuesdays or Thursdays, 1:30 – 3:30pm
Sign up for either session – or both!
$30 members; $45 public

Nature provides us with so many materials to use our imaginations and create! This month we’ll use all our senses to go on a hunt for different materials found at Baltimore Woods and see what we can make with them!

The Details

This program is planned to be entirely outdoors, so please dress for the weather. Lessons are suited for ages 3-4. Participants must pre-register for the entire series. Parents or caregivers are required to accompany their child for the duration of the program. Bring a water bottle and a small snack. 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.

Multiple child discounts ($5) are automatically applied when you register. Discounts apply beginning with the second child.

A membership discount is available. Members receive discounted prices on our programs, as well as discounts in our gift shop and early notice of upcoming programs and events, including summer camp registration opening dates. Purchasing a single, one-year, family-level membership during your registration process will allow you to save on all programs you and your family members register for! You can purchase a membership while registering for your programs, or through our website. For more information on memberships, click here.