What do you get when you mix a hike, expert naturalists, room to explore, and a dash of serendipity?
Trail School at Baltimore Woods!
Inspired by one of the great naturalists of the 19th century, Enos Mills, each excursion will take us on an adventure through Baltimore Woods as we explore away from the main trails. Our 182-acre “classroom” is rich with diverse habitats, including streams, forests, wetlands, beaver ponds, and open meadows. This three-week series runs weekly on Friday mornings. $30 members; $45 public. Pre-registration is required and the price includes all three weeks. Themes for each week are listed below, so get ready for some October exploration!
What can you expect from Trail School? This program focuses on child-led learning through play and exploration with the guidance of a naturalist who knows the preserve and who will provide children with the opportunities to further their interests outside. The day will be full of activities and games that inspire children to explore. There will be tools like critter catchers, magnifying glasses, and of course whatever we can make with the natural tools around us that help facilitate children deepening their curiosity and discovery. A lot of our learning will be on-the-spot learning and there will be free play and time for each child to connect with nature in their own way!