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Education Programs: Families

Always free. Always fun.

Foster a natural curiosity in your family for science and the great outdoors with our programs for families with children aged 3-12. Experience the topic of the day through discovery hikes, stories, games, and nature art projects. Programs are led by environmental educators. Donations are welcome. Registration is not required. For groups larger than 10 people, please provide advance notice so we can plan accordingly. Programs take place both in the Bunker Interpretive Center, and out in the Ecosystem Preserve, so please come prepared for walking outside in a variety of weather conditions.

First Saturdays

Winter Discovery Hike
December 2, 2017 at 10:30 am - 12 pm
Educator: Jeanette Henderson, Program Manager
Enjoy the beauty of the preserve during winter as you hike through the woods to explore our new Pine Grove Trail. Along the way, learn to identify winter birds, animal tracks, and trees by their bark, and discover where the insects and reptiles spend the winter. Then create a simple watercolor painting of your adventure. Dress warmly for the weather as we will be outside the majority of the time. This program is appropriate for families with children aged 4 and older.

walking trail

seed art

catching insects