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Public Programs for Ages 1-5

LSNC offers two types of programs for children ages 1-5 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 1-5 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 Preschool Program

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 for one hour. Each session includes indoor and outdoor activities – so make sure to dress for the weather!
Register for all Wednesday morning programs from October - December, 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 October 9th to receive the discount.  Register online, or call 734-997-1553. 
Theme Sunday Wednesday
Magnificent Mammals 10/7 10/10
Feathered Friends   10/17
Rockin' Reptiles 10/21 10/24
Awesome Amphibians   10/31
Super Senses: Sight! 11/4 11/7
Super Senses: Smell!   11/14
Super Senses: Touch! 11/18 11/21
Super Senses: Sound!   11/28
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

Nature Tykes Preschool Program

Our Nature Tykes programs are 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 the following session bundles to receive a special discount:
Theme Dates
All About Animals 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31
Animal Senses 11/7, 11/14,11/21, 11/28
Wintertime Woods 12/5, 12/12, 12/19
Taking Flight 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30
Planet Protectors 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27
Food Chain Frenzy 3/6, 3/13, 3/20
Sensational Spring 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24
Habitats 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22

Required Forms - for Nature Tykes Preschool Program

More information to come soon!