Little Explorers Playgroup

Let’s gather in the Natural Play Area and share the wonder of nature through outdoor play. We will also venture into forests, fields, ponds, and more. Nature sensory bins for babies and exploration tools for older children will be available. Indoor activities will be planned in case of inclement weather.

Fee: $5 per person for Trail Pass Members and Non-members and free for All-Access Members

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Wild Animal Finders: Scat Detectives

Become a scat detective and discover the animals that are active during winter by searching for the signs they leave behind.  Please dress for the weather and wear insulated boots.  Hike will be on foot or snowshoes.  Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fee: $5 per person for Trail Pass Members and Non-members and free for All-Access Members

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Nature Tots: Winter Pond Adventure

Nature Tots: environmental education for children ages 3-5 with an adult

What happens under the ice when the pond freezes over? We will use pond scoops and fishing poles to discover who is still awake in the cold water and role play the different water creatures we observe.

Fee: $5 per person for Trail Pass Members and Non-members and free for All-Access Members

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Winter Adventures: Snowflakes

What do you know about snowflakes? Join us to learn about the wonder of snowflakes! We’ll hike the Riveredge trails and use snowflake mats and ID sets to observe snowflakes up close and personal. Please dress for the weather and wear insulated boots. The hike will be in snowshoes or on foot. Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fee: $5 per person for Trail Pass Members and Non-members and free for All-Access Members

Little Explorers Playgroup

Let’s gather in the Natural Play Area and share the wonder of nature through outdoor play. We will also venture into forests, fields, ponds, and more. Nature sensory bins for babies and exploration tools for older children will be available. Indoor activities will be planned in case of inclement weather.

Fee: $5 per person for Trail Pass Members and Non-members and free for All-Access Members

Nature Detectives: Tunnel Dwellers

How do the smallest mammals travel during winter? We’ll search for the tunnels they create as well as other signs that reveal their presence in our sanctuary. Please dress for the weather and wear insulated boots. The hike will be in snowshoes or on foot.  Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fee: $5 per person for Trail Pass Members and Non-members and free for All-Access Members

Wild Animal Finders: Life beneath the Ice

The pond may be frozen, but it is still teeming with life!  Discover the underwater critters in the Farm Pond and learn how they survive the cold winter.  Please dress for the weather and wear insulated boots.  Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fee: $5 per person for Trail Pass Members and Non-members and free for All-Access Members

Little Explorers Playgroup

Let’s gather in the Natural Play Area and share the wonder of nature through outdoor play. We will also venture into forests, fields, ponds, and more. Nature sensory bins for babies and exploration tools for older children will be available. Indoor activities will be planned in case of inclement weather.

Fee: $5 per person for Trail Pass Members and Non-members and free for All-Access Members

Winter Adventures: Geocaching on Snowshoes

Bring the family out for a high-tech scavenger hunt on snowshoes while learning to use a hand-held GPS unit. While this program is designed for beginners, all skill levels are welcome. GPS units and snowshoes will be provided or bring your own. Pre-registration required.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fee: $5 per person for Trail Pass Members and Non-members and free for All-Access Members

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