An image of the Nature House, from the outside

Public Programs for Ages 1-5

LSNC offers two types of programs for children ages 2-5 to learn and explore in an outdoor setting. Join us as we meet animals up close, hike in Black Pond Woods, play educational games, and make friends.

Nature Storytime

Who: Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers
When: Every Wednesday and select Sundays from 10:00-11:00 AM
 

Nature Tykes

Who: Drop-off program for children ages 4 and 5
When: We are temporarily suspending our Nature Tykes preschool program for the winter. Families interested in preschool programs are welcome to join our Nature Storytime program on Wednesday mornings at Gallup Park. Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates about our preschool programs.
Policies: We are working to get all of our program policies online. Families are invited to review the Nature Tykes Behavior Policy when enrolling their child in the program.

Nature Storytime 

 
Nature Storytime has many opportunities for you and your little one to explore and appreciate the outdoors, such as live animal visits, hikes, stories, and hands-on activities. Nature Storytime takes place Wednesday and select Sunday mornings from 10:00 -11:00 am. Each session includes indoor and outdoor activities – so make sure to dress for the weather!
 
Theme Dates Location
I Speak for the Trees February 5th Gallup Park
Clean Water, Clean World February 12th Gallup Park
The Earth & Me
February 19th

Gallup Park

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle February 26th Gallup Park
Wiggly Worms March 4th Gallup Park
Who Lives on the Forest Floor? March 11th Gallup Park
Windy Weather March 25th Furstenberg Nature Area
Eggstravagent Eggs April 5th & April 8th Furstenberg Nature Area
Sensing Spring April 15th Furstenberg Nature Area
Earth Day April 22nd Furstenberg Nature Area
Garden Playtime April 29th Furstenberg Nature Area
Wondrous Wildflowers May 3rd & May 6th Furstenberg Nature Area
Secretive Salamanders May 13th Furstenberg Nature Area
Pollinators May 17th & May 20th Furstenberg Nature Area
Squirrels! May 27th Furstenberg Nature Area

 

Nature Tykes 

Our Nature Tykes program is designed for your 4-5 year old in mind. Each 1.5 hour session allows your early learner to have authentic, age-appropriate nature-based experiences. Monthly themes will help guide activities that include live animal presentations, hikes in Black Pond Woods, natural crafts, and hands-on experiments. This drop-off program is designed to encourage participants to feel comfortable asking questions, exploring, and engaging with the natural world. Please note: Tykes participants must be able to use the bathroom and wash their hands independently.

We are temporarily suspending our Nature Tykes preschool program. Families interested in preschool programs are welcome to join our Nature Storytime program. Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates about our preschool programs.

Required Forms - for Nature Tykes

An Electronic Health Form will be required of for all Tykes attendees. Please note: Tykes participants must be able to use the bathroom and wash their hands independently.