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Education Programs: Critters & Company

Each season, we offer a four week series of programs designed for children aged 3-6 (the critters), and their caregivers (the company), to explore nature together. Experience the theme of the day through discovery hikes, stories, games, songs, nature art projects, and puppet shows.  Programs are led by environmental educators, and take place both in the Bunker Interpretive Center and out in the Ecosystem Preserve. Interested in what happens during a program? Check out the Apple, Ants, and Mushrooms at the Bunker article that was written about our ant class.

Program Fee

The series fee is $20 for 1 child, or $15 per child when 2 or more children aged 3-6 years attend. This includes instruction for the seasonal series (four programs), take home discovery pages, nature art materials, and loads of fun. Younger siblings (under 3 years old) are welcome to come for free with their caregiver. Older siblings will need to purchase a ticket to attend.

Spring 2017 Topics and Dates

Spring topics we will study are: Frog Life Cycle│Birds in the Spring│Soil & Dirt│Slugs.

Critters and Company meets once a week, on Tuesdays, on the following dates: April 18, 25, and May 2, 9. The program is offered in the morning at 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., or in the afternoon at 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Participation is limited to 16 children during each session time.

Fall 2017 Topics and Dates

Our fall programs are generally taught in October. Check back in late August for dates and topics.

To Register for the Spring 2017 Series

For MORNING programs, click:

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