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Public Programs for Ages 1-5

Tiny Tot Walks

Getting outside with your toddler can be a fun way to spend a morning!  Join us as we take a guided walk along our trails to see what each month during the seasons brings us. Each walk will last about 1 hour and will take a very leisurely pace to accommodate the tot's little legs. Ideal for children ages 1-3, this program is designed for adults to stay with their children. The group will meet on the front porch of the Leslie House.

Nature Tales

Join us each month for this naturally unique story time for 1-5 year-olds. We accompany the story with a selection of hands-on, nature-themed activities that will include live animal visits and an outdoor activity.

Tykes Preschool Program

A special program for 4-5 year-olds that lasts a whole month, Tykes is two hours of educational fun every week - and adults are free to leave (though welcomed to stay)! This program features a variety of activities including animal presentations, hikes in Black Pond Woods, crafts, experiments, and a snack. As our Tykes program relies on building camaraderie as a group, space is limited and preregistration is required. If minimum registration is not reached by the Friday prior to the initial session, the program may be canceled.

 

Nature Tale: An Owl Tale
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
1-5 year olds with adult
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Join us for this naturally unique story time! We will read "Owl Moon" by Jane Yolen and John Schoenherr, learn owl calls, and see if we can find where owls may be sleeping in our woods. Each month we accompany the story with a selection of hands-on, nature-themed pursuits that will include live animal visits and an outdoor activity. Nature Tales happen twice a month during the school year - you can choose to come on Wednesday or Saturday!

Online registration is now closed - please join us and register at the door!  Adults and children under one year are free!

This program is discounted for all LSNC Members - membership is $50 annually, and includes your entire immediate family. Become a member now, or read more about benefits here.

February Tiny Tot Walks
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
1-3 years old, caregiver required
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Getting outside with your toddler can be a fun way to spend a morning! Join us as we take a guided walk along our trails to see what each month during the seasons brings us.  Each walk will last about 1 hour and will take a very leisurely pace to accommodate the tot's little legs. This program is designed for adults to stay with their children. The group will meet on the front porch of the Leslie House.

Registration is recommended - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 

This program is discounted for all LSNC Members - membership is $50 annually, and includes your entire immediate family. Become a member now, or read more about benefits here.

Tykes Preschool Program - Dr. Seuss Adventures
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am
4-5 years old
Cost: $60 per child per month for Non-Members, $55 per child per month for Members

In celebration of Dr. Seuss's birth month, we will spend March reading his books and letting his wacky characters inspire our crafts and activities!  

Our Tykes preschool programs are designed for your 4-5 year old in mind.  Each session is two hours long and you can drop your child off or stay with them knowing they will have a fun and educational time learning about a variety of science and nature topics.  They will participate in a variety of activities including animal presentations, hikes in Black Pond Woods, crafts, experiments, and a snack.  The activities are centered on each month's theme.  March's theme is Dr. Seuss Adventures, and runs Tuesday March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 9-11.

Registration is required by February 25 - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Registration is by the month, and children can start the month of their 4th birthday.

This program is discounted for all LSNC Members - membership is $50 annually, and includes your entire immediate family. Become a member now, or read more about benefits here.

Nature Tales: A Dr. Seuss Tale
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
1-5 year olds with adult
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Join us for this naturally unique story time! We will read "Are You My Mother?" to celebrate the birth month of one of our favorite authors, Dr. Seuss! We will also have some Suess inspired activities for you to enjoy. Each month we accompany the story with a selection of hands-on, nature-themed pursuits that will include live animal visits and an outdoor activity. Nature Tales happen twice a month during the school year - you can choose to come on Wednesday or Saturday!

Registration is recommended - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Adults and children under one year are free!

This program is discounted for all LSNC Members - membership is $50 annually, and includes your entire immediate family. Become a member now, or read more about benefits here.

Nature Tales: A Dr. Seuss Tale
Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
1-5 year olds with adult
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Join us for this naturally unique story time! We will read "Are You My Mother?" to celebrate the birth month of one of our favorite authors, Dr. Seuss! We will also have some Suess inspired activities for you to enjoy. Each month we accompany the story with a selection of hands-on, nature-themed pursuits that will include live animal visits and an outdoor activity. Nature Tales happen twice a month during the school year - you can choose to come on Wednesday or Saturday!

Registration is recommended - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Adults and children under one year are free!

This program is discounted for all LSNC Members - membership is $50 annually, and includes your entire immediate family. Become a member now, or read more about benefits here.

March Tiny Tot Walks
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
1-3 years old, caregiver required
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Getting outside with your toddler can be a fun way to spend a morning! Join us as we take a guided walk along our trails to see what each month during the seasons brings us.  Each walk will last about 1 hour and will take a very leisurely pace to accommodate the tot's little legs. This program is designed for adults to stay with their children. The group will meet on the front porch of the Leslie House.

Registration is recommended - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 

This program is discounted for all LSNC Members - membership is $50 annually, and includes your entire immediate family. Become a member now, or read more about benefits here.

Tykes Preschool Program - Nature's Music
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am
4-5 years old
Cost: $40 per child per month for Non-Members, $35 per child per month for Members

Nature is full of music!  We will learn about some of nature's greatest musicians and even make some music of our own!

Our Tykes preschool programs are designed for your 4-5 year old in mind.  Each session is two hours long and you can drop your child off or stay with them knowing they will have a fun and educational time learning about a variety of science and nature topics.  They will participate in a variety of activities including animal presentations, hikes in Black Pond Woods, crafts, experiments, and a snack.  The activities are centered on each month's theme.  April's theme is Nature's Music, and runs Tuesday April 12, 19, and 26 from 9-11.

Registration is required by April 7 - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Registration is by the month, and children can start the month of their 4th birthday.

This program is discounted for all LSNC Members - membership is $50 annually, and includes your entire immediate family. Become a member now, or read more about benefits here.

Nature Tales: A Garden Tale
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
1-5 year olds with adult
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Join us for this naturally unique story time! We will read "Flower Garden" by Eve Bunting, then we will visit the garden to see if any of our plants are sprouting yet! Each month we accompany the story with a selection of hands-on, nature-themed pursuits that will include live animal visits and an outdoor activity. Nature Tales happen twice a month during the school year - you can choose to come on Wednesday or Saturday!

Registration is recommended - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Adults and children under one year are free!

This program is discounted for all LSNC Members - membership is $50 annually, and includes your entire immediate family. Become a member now, or read more about benefits here.

Nature Tales: A Garden Tale
Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
1-5 year olds with adult
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Join us for this naturally unique story time! We will read "Flower Garden" by Eve Bunting, then we will visit the garden to see if any of our plants are sprouting yet! Each month we accompany the story with a selection of hands-on, nature-themed pursuits that will include live animal visits and an outdoor activity. Nature Tales happen twice a month during the school year - you can choose to come on Wednesday or Saturday!

Registration is recommended - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Adults and children under one year are free!

This program is discounted for all LSNC Members - membership is $50 annually, and includes your entire immediate family. Become a member now, or read more about benefits here.

April Tiny Tot Walks
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
1-3 years old, caregiver required
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Getting outside with your toddler can be a fun way to spend a morning! Join us as we take a guided walk along our trails to see what each month during the seasons brings us.  Each walk will last about 1 hour and will take a very leisurely pace to accommodate the tot's little legs. This program is designed for adults to stay with their children. The group will meet on the front porch of the Leslie House.

Registration is recommended - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 

This program is discounted for all LSNC Members - membership is $50 annually, and includes your entire immediate family. Become a member now, or read more about benefits here.

Tykes Preschool Program - In the Garden
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am
4-5 years old
Cost: $50 per child per month for Non-Members, $45 per child per month for Members

Springtime means it is time to start planting in our gardens!  This month we will learn all about plants, sprout our own seeeds, and visit LSNC's gardens to do some planting of our own!

Our Tykes preschool programs are designed for your 4-5 year old in mind.  Each session is two hours long and you can drop your child off or stay with them knowing they will have a fun and educational time learning about a variety of science and nature topics.  They will participate in a variety of activities including animal presentations, hikes in Black Pond Woods, crafts, experiments, and a snack.  The activities are centered on each month's theme.  May's theme is In the Garden, and runs Tuesday May 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 9-11.

Registration is required by April 28 - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Registration is by the month, and children can start the month of their 4th birthday.

This program is discounted for all LSNC Members - membership is $50 annually, and includes your entire immediate family. Become a member now, or read more about benefits here.

Nature Tales: A Salamander Tale
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
1-5 year olds with adult
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Join us for this naturally unique story time! We will read "The Salamander Room" by Anne Mazer, then explore and look under rocks and logs to see what critters we can find living in Black Pond Woods. Each month we accompany the story with a selection of hands-on, nature-themed pursuits that will include live animal visits and an outdoor activity. Nature Tales happen twice a month during the school year - you can choose to come on Wednesday or Saturday!

Registration is recommended - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Adults and children under one year are free!

This program is discounted for all LSNC Members - membership is $50 annually, and includes your entire immediate family. Become a member now, or read more about benefits here.

Nature Tales: A Salamander Tale
Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
1-5 year olds with adult
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Join us for this naturally unique story time! We will read "The Salamander Room" by Anne Mazer, then explore and look under rocks and logs to see what critters we can find living in Black Pond Woods. Each month we accompany the story with a selection of hands-on, nature-themed pursuits that will include live animal visits and an outdoor activity. Nature Tales happen twice a month during the school year - you can choose to come on Wednesday or Saturday!

Registration is recommended - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Adults and children under one year are free!

This program is discounted for all LSNC Members - membership is $50 annually, and includes your entire immediate family. Become a member now, or read more about benefits here.

May Tiny Tot Walks
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
1-3 years old, caregiver required
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Getting outside with your toddler can be a fun way to spend a morning!  Join us as we take a guided walk along our trails to see what each month during the seasons brings us.  Each walk will last about 1 hour and will take a very leisurely pace to accommodate the tot's little legs. This program is designed for adults to stay with their children. The group will meet on the front porch of the Leslie House.

Registration is recommended - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 

This program is discounted for all LSNC Members - membership is $50 annually, and includes your entire immediate family. Become a member now, or read more about benefits here.