Refuge Mornings for Kids Ages 3-12

Hey, have a spare half hour on Tuesday mornings? Join us for virtual lessons featuring a range of natural topics and maybe an animal or two! Have a little more time? The same lesson is available and expanded upon in-person on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday mornings! Get out of the house and join us for an extended lesson and hike! Topics will vary per week, but the virtual lesson and the in person lesson will feature the same activities. Find more information below!
Ages 3-5:
  • In-person – You and Me Preschool: Wednesday or Thursday from 10-11am; Join us for a fun and engaging program focused on a fun book each week. We will read, do a craft and head outside on an adventure about the week’s theme (adult must accompany).
  • Virtual – Snack Time Stories: Tuesday from 10-10:30am; We’ll share one of our favorite nature books with you, show you a fun (and tasty) snack to try and give you ideas for an easy craft or activity to do at home!
  • January’s book include:
    Week 1: Tiny, Perfect Things by M.H. Clark
    Week 2: Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner
    Week 3: The Secret Life of Squirrels by Nancy Rose
    Week 4: Owl Moon by Jan Yolen
  • February’s book include:
    Week 1: Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman
    Week 2: Vulture Verses by Diane Lang
    Week 3: Fur, Feather, Fin: All of us are Kin by Diane Lang
    Week 4: Feathers, Not Just for Flying by Melissa Stewart

Ages 6-12:

  • In-person – Refuge Ramblers: Thursday or Friday from 10-11am; Get out of the house and join us for a lesson and hike!
  • January’s weekly topics include:
    Week 1: Nature Journals
    Week 2: Snow!
    Week 3: Squirrely Squirrels
    Week 4: Full Moon Rising

  • February’s weekly topics include:
    Week 1: Patterns in Nature
    Week 2: Ewww Gross!
    Week 3: Who’s Who in the Animal World?
    Week 4: Feathers, Not Just for Flying