On the second Tuesday and Wednesday of the month, running September to June (excluding December), one of our naturalists will teach your child about wildlife, plants, and more.
Choose from our 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. session (Wednesday only) or our 1:00-3:00 p.m. session (Tuesday and Wednesday).
Classes are for ages 8 and up.
Pre-registration is required and pricing is $8.00 per child.
All sessions are conducted outside so please dress for the weather.
Have a child ages 3-4 or 5-7 as well? Our Knee-High Naturalists and Nature Nuts programs run the same days and times.
• September 10th and 11th —Pinelands Survival Basics: Could you survive in the wild? Discover survival skills and tips along the way like how to build and shelter and what to eat. Don’t get lost from the group or you’ll have to put your new found knowledge to use! Learn what adaptations Pine Barren plants and animals use to survive this area too!
• ** October 15th and 16th (NOTE: this session is the 3rd week of the month)—Migration & the Forest in Autumn: Where are the birds going this fall? What changes are happening in the forest this time of year? Find out the answers to these questions and more.
• November 12th and 13th — Nature Detectives: Learning to Explore with Your Senses: Explore the forest using more than just your eyes. Can you figure out your mystery object only using only your senses? Who knows what we’ll find.
• December—NO CLASSES
• January 7th and 8th — Brrr…A Study of Winter Forest Ecology: Learn about winter’s effects on plants and animals. How do they survive?
• February 11th and12th — Where the Animals Are: Homes & Habitats: Find out why animals live where they do and what special things they need in their homes to survive. Discover what might happen if one of those things is missing.
• March 11th and 12th — Adaptations & Diversity of Birds: Why aren’t all birds the same? What are the advantages of their diversity? Learn why birds are built the way they are.
• April 8th and 9th —Pinelands Ecology: Learn about the Pinelands plants and animals as we explore the Refuge. Discover the difference between our uplands and wetlands areas.
• May 13th and 14th — Treading Lightly on the Earth: What sort of negative impacts do people sometimes make on the Earth? How can we stop these kinds of things from happening? Join us as we learn about trash, oil spills, and more and their effects on wildlife, as well as, people.
• June 10th and 11th — Water, Water Everywhere: Where does your water come from? Is there enough to go around? Is our water at the Refuge healthy? Find out through observation and experimentation as we explore.
Teaching another topic with your homeschool group or co-op? Contact us about booking a group program to meet your needs.