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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

Woodpeckers: Carpenters of the Forest
February 3, 2018 at 10:30 am - 12 pm
Educator: Jeanette Henderson, Program Manager
Discover why woodpeckers are called the carpenters of the forest by listening to the story Woodpecker Wham! by April Pulley Sayre. Then take a hike with Miss Jeanette to search for woodpeckers who make their home in the preserve. This program is perfect for adults and families with children ages 4 and up.

Naked Trees & Blooming Buds
March 3, 2018 at 10:30 am - 12 pm
Educator: Nicole Johnson, Volunteer Naturalist
One of the first signs of spring are leafy green new leaves. Ever wonder from where leaves emerge? Join us and find out the answer to this question as we take a walk through the preserve to learn more about trees. We will also examine twigs, buds, and bark up close and learn how to force tree buds to unfurl their leaves early. A fun tree art project will be offered at the end of the program. Recommended for adults with an adventurous spirit and families with children ages 6-12.

looking at skull

walking trail

making snowflakes