Our educators will help you and your child explore nature through songs, crafts, and outdoor adventures.
Our Knee-High Naturalists program is held once a month running September-June, with Wednesday or Thursday sessions available to choose from. Family Night hike in December. *Please note that both dates each month are the same class, please only choose one session.
2021-2022 Dates and Topics:
- Wed. Sept. 8th OR Thurs. Sept.9th – Migration Sensation
- Wed. Oct. 6th OR Thurs. Oct. 7th – Falling Leaves and Seeds
- Wed. Nov. 3rd OR Thurs. Nov. 4th – Preparing for Winter
- SPECIAL SESSION: Wed. Dec. 1st OR Thurs. Dec. 2nd – Family Night Hike (*4:30-6:00pm) – Register for this session here.
- Wed. Jan. 5th OR Thurs. Jan. 6th – New Year/New Me
- Wed. Feb. 2nd OR Thurs. Feb. 3rd – Ice, Ice Baby
- Wed. Mar. 2nd OR Thurs. Mar. 3rd – Wacky and Wonderous Weather
- April, May and June dates and topics coming soon!
Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Registration can be made below. Please register each child separately.
NOTE: Sessions that are FULL, or cancelled due to low numbers, will be removed from the sign-up list.
Parents are also required to sign a release form once per school year so we have emergency contact information for all children. The form will be emailed to you after registration or can be completed at your first class.
Cost and Payment
The fee is $12 per child, per class. Payment is required at the time of sign-up.
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 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 or a fee refund.
Knee-High Naturalists is for students age 3-5 with an adult.
This class is “you and me” so an adult is required to stay with the student. Younger siblings who are not enrolled in our program are welcome, but please make sure that they are 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.
Classes will be held exclusively outdoors, even if weather is inclement. Only snow closings of the Medford Twp School District will cancel our classes. Please be sure your child is adequately prepared for weather conditions including rain, snow, sun, cold, and heat.
All classes begin at 10:00am or 1:00pm and are 1.5 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.
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 learning experience.
Email our Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org