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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

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.

Spring Break 2018

Looking for something to do during spring break? Come visit us at the preserve! As always, you are invited to stop in the Bunker Interpretive Center at your leisure. Together, children and their parents/caregivers can read a storybook or two, star in their own puppet show, play a fun game of nature bingo together, and go on a hike through the preserve. We are open Monday - Friday at 9 am - 5 pm.

As we are in the midst of a major project at the preserve, we will not be offering educational programs during spring break this year.

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