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Children will explore their inner creativity by focusing on our natural world. Through the use of varied art mediums, outdoor fun and classroom teaching, they’ll learn and experience more about Earth and its many, incredible wonders.

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Daytime and after school nature-based art workshops for children ages 3 and older.  Please….children must be potty-trained! Take a look at our weekly schedule:

 

Please note: Supervised Lunch, from 11:30-12:30 each day, is BYOL (bring your own lunch) and costs an additional $5/day. You can find this option in the drop down menu when you are selecting your class time. Weather permitting, we typically eat in our garden and play outside. There are times, however, when we will watch a short, educational video following lunch. 

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2019-2020 School Year Workshops

Join us for one of our upcoming workshops! Choose a topic that interests you, a class time that is convenient, and sign up under our registration page.  Please note, workshops are either 5 or 6 weeks long, and most students typically come once a week.

September 9th to October 18th, 2019 Fall Workshop I: Insectopia! (6-weeks)

Creepy crawly insects rule our world! In fact, scientists estimate that Earth is home to 91,000 different insect species, totaling about 10 quintillion (that is 10,000,000,000,000,000,000) individual bugs. WOW! Let’s learn more about how and where they live, what they do and why insects play such an important role for all of us.

October 28th to December 13th, 2019 Fall Workshop II: Reptiles & Amphibians! (6-weeks)

They crawl, climb, slither, jump and swim! From the largest (think saltwater crocodiles and Chinese giant salamanders) to the smallest (think dwarf geckos and amanuensis frogs), many of these animals act as environmental indicators. Join us as we learn more about these fascinating, colorful, cold-blooded creatures!

January 6th to February 14th, 2020 Winter/Spring Workshop I: Tundra Terrific! (6-weeks)

The tundra climate represents the coldest biome on Earth, but it is far from a barren wasteland. Beautiful plants, animals and birds have adapted to the harsh tundra environment. What is the difference between alpine tundra and arctic tundra, and what factors shape the delicate balance of life in such a challenging environment?

February 24th to April 3rd, 2020 Winter/Spring Workshop II: Birds of Prey! (5-weeks)

You recognize their names–eagles, falcons, osprey, vultures, owls and hawks–please join this workshop and learn more about these fascinating birds! What do they prey upon? Are they good parents? Why are Earth’s birds of prey so vital to the balance of nature? And what can we do to protect these majestic (ok…maybe vultures aren’t so majestic!) animals?

April 13th to May 22nd, 2020 Spring Workshop I: Swamps & Wetlands! (6-weeks)

Wetlands are ecosystems that are inundated with water, and swamps are wetlands that can support woody plants and trees. But these definitions mean very little to the animals that swim and lurk in these murky, wet areas. Florida’s Everglades and the swamps of Louisiana will come to life in this workshop. I bet we meet a snapping turtle, or two, along the way!

 

2019-2020 Older Kid Workshops

For children who are 8 or older, come join us at the Pond and take your time creating wonderful, colorful masterpieces. These classes, held on both Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, will move more slowly allowing the students to fully utilize the resources available at Walden Pond. Clay, collage, painting and much more! Our fall semester will end with our 2nd Annual Holiday Art Show–a fun evening for the students to showcase their work.

September 11th to December 12th, 2019 Fall Workshop, 13-weeks, $390.00

January 8th to March 5th, 2020 Winter/Spring Workshop I, 9-weeks, $270.00

March 18th to May 21st, 2020 Spring Workshop II, 10-weeks, $300.00