Nature Nuts (ages 6-8) and Eco-Explorers (ages
On the second
consecutive Tuesday and Wednesday of the month, running September
to June (excluding December), one of our educators will help your
child explore and discover the world around them through hands-on activities
and outdoor adventures.
available for all classes. All parents are welcome to stay and enjoy our grounds and
Nature Center while your child is in class. If you decide to stay and observe
your child's class and your child has a younger sibling that is not enrolled in
our program, please make sure that he or she is not being disruptive to the
other children. If we find a younger sibling is being disruptive to the class,
we may ask you to excuse yourself from our program. Parents are also required
to sign a release form so
we have emergency contact information for all children.
Registration: Pre-registration is required and space
is limited (sign-ups begin 2 weeks before the next scheduled class). Please use
the link below.
Payment: The fee for the
Knee-High Naturalists, Nature Nuts, and Eco-Explorers classes is $10 per child,
per class. Payment is required at the time of sign-up.
Prepayment: Due to the overwhelming demand for our classes and numerous last minute cancellations. We are now requiring that all classes will require prepayment at the time of registration. We will be unable to provide refunds or credits for changes in schedules/personal conflicts, illness, or other personal reasons. However, in the event of a class cancellation due to inclement weather we will offer all registrants a credit towards the next month's class.
Student Age: Students aged 3-14 may register for the
classes. Ages 3-5: Knee-High Naturalists; Ages 6-8: Nature Nuts; and Ages
NOTE: Age groups may
be combined as needed if enrollment is low.
Parents: You are welcome to attend any and all
classes with your children and act as a chaperone. If you choose to
attend, we would like to stress the importance of your active participation.
We also ask that you turn off all cell phones and other distractions for
the duration of the visit.
Weather: Our classes will be held even if weather
is inclement. Only snow closings of the Medford Twp School District will close
our classes. Please be sure your child is adequately prepared for weather
conditions including rain, snow, sun, cold, and heat.
Class times: All classes begin at 10:00 a.m. or 1:00
p.m. Knee-High Naturalist and Nature Nuts classes are 1.5 hours long and
Eco-Explorers classes are 2 hours long. Please be punctual, as your child
may miss some vital information at the start if they are late, and may also
cause a distraction for those who are on time. If you will not be attending the
class, be sure to pick your child up on time as well. Educators often have
other assignments right after your class and are not available to supervise
children waiting for rides.
Expected Behavior: Please prepare your child by helping him
or her to understand appropriate group learning behavior. Raising hands before
shouting out questions or ideas, taking turns, staying with the group, and
being respectful to class-mates and teachers will be essential for a productive
Have a child ages 3-5 as
well? Our Knee-High Naturalists programs run the same
days and times.
Mark Your Calendars!!
2017-2018 Nature Nuts:
12th and 13th — Butterfly Life Cycles
• October 10th
and 11th — Fun with Fungus
14th and 15th — Into the Woods
• January 9th
and 10th — Glip, Glop, Gloop
13th and 14th — Hunters of the Sky
• March 13th
and 14th — Mammal Madness
• April 10th
and 11th — Animal Rescue
• May 8th and
9th — Creepy Crawlies
• June 12th
and 13th — Pond Paradise
• September 12th and 13th — Monarchs
• October 10th and 11th — Mushrooms are
• November 14th and 15th — See the Forest for
• December—NO CLASSES
• January 9th and 10th — Gross Things in Nature
• February 13th and 14th — Raptors of NJ
• March 13th and 14th — Many Sides of Mammals
• April 10th and 11th — Behind the Scenes at
• May 8th and 9th — EWW Bugs!
• June 12th and 13th — Amazing Pond Life
Teaching another topic
with your homeschool group or co-op? Contact us about booking a group program
to meet your needs.