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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
Every Wednesday and every other Sunday from 10:00-11:00 AM! Wednesdays only in the summer.
How to join: See the themes and dates below. Register online, or join us the day of the program.  

Nature Tykes

Who: Drop-off program for children ages 4 and 5
When: Weekly on Wednesdays from 9:45-11:15 am October through May
How to join: Registration is by the month, and pre-registration is required - see below for themes and dates
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.

Required Forms

Nature Tykes Preschool Program has required paperwork that is due before the first class.

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 mornings and every other Sunday from 10-11am. Each session includes indoor and outdoor activities – so make sure to dress for the weather!
Register for all Wednesday morning programs March through May, to receive a discount on all programs. Non-members willl receive 20% off the regular price, and members will receive a total of 40% off the regular price. Register by January 9th to receive the discount.  Click here to register online.
Theme Sunday Wednesday
Stories in the Snow: Animal Prints 12/2 12/5
Stories in the Snow: Brrr! It's Cold!   12/12
Stories in the Snow: Snow Day! 12/16 12/19
Feathers and Wings   1/9
Flying Home 1/13 1/16
Chirp, Peep, Caw!   1/23
Nests 1/27 1/30
The Lorax 2/3 2/6
Bee & Me   2/13
Big Earth, Little Me 2/17 2/20
We Are Extremely Very Good Recyclers   2/27
Wiggly Worms 3/3 3/6
Who Lives on the Forest Floor?  3/10 3/13
What Do Animals Eat? 3/17 3/20
Eggstravagent Eggs   4/3
Sensing Spring 4/7 4/10
Windy Weather   4/17
Garden Playtime 4/21 4/24
Terrific Trees   5/1
Wondrous Wildflowers 5/5 5/8
Secretive Salamanders   5/15
Squirrels! 5/19 5/22

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.
Register for all Nature Tykes sessions for March through May to receive a discount. Non-members will receive 10% of the regular price, and members will receive a total of 20% off the regular price. Register by February 27th to receive the discount.  Click here to register online. 

Required Forms - for Nature Tykes

An Electronic Health Form will be required of for all Tykes attendees