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In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.
- JOHN MUIR
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Youth Programs


Children's Programs

Free event for kids! Stories at the Lake
The first Thursday of every month, 4pm-5pm
Lake Katherine volunteer educator Nicole Snyder will host storytime, reading aloud from a nature-themed children's book. Plus fun activities. No need to book in advance - just turn up.

Forest Explorers: Turtles & Birds (Age 5 and 6)
June 12 & 14, 9.30am-11.30am, $25 per child
Discover the wonders of nature through games, activities, and projects. Each day activities will include exploring a variety of animals and the forest area. As a highlight, the last hour of the last day of each session, Forest Explorers will walk in the waterfall. Register by Thursday before session begins quoting program 619.

Forest Explorers: Fish and Ducks (Age 5 and 6)
June 13 & 15, 9.30am-11.30am, $25 per child
Discover the wonders of nature through games, activities, and projects. Each day activities will include exploring a variety of animals and the forest area. As a highlight, the last hour of the last day of each session, Forest Explorers will walk in the waterfall. Register by Thursday before session begins quoting program 620.

Summer fun - Cooking with herbs
Wednesday, June 14, $6 per child

Visit the her garden, learning the smells and flavors of some of oyur favorite herbs. Gather ingredients to create a delicious snack.
Program 583: June 14, 1pm - 2pm (grades K-2)
Program 584: June 14, 3pm - 4pm (grades 3-5)
How to book: Stop by the Nature Center to preregister.

Rangers: Session 1 (Ages 7-9)
June 19 to 23, 10am-2pm, $95 per session

Explore Lake Katherine through hands-on activities, nature games and crafts, fishing and walking in the waterfall. Discover mud, bugs, reptiles, amphibians, and plants. Register by Thursday before session begins quoting program 622.

Tom Sawyer Style Fishing
Wednesday, June 21, $6 per child
Try your hand at fishing, catch & release style. Poles and bait will be provided.
Program 585: June 21, 1pm - 2pm (grades K-2)
Program 586: June 21, 3pm - 4pm (grades 3-5)
How to book: Stop by the Nature Center to preregister.

Outdoor Skills: Session 1 (Ages 11-15)
June 26-30, 10am-2pm, $105 per session

During the three sessions children will learn to climb a tree with ropes, make fire with and without matches, and how to tend the fire safely. They’ll learn a variety of wilderness campfire cooking skills (think Bear Grill) and campers will practice knife safety as well as identify and harvest wild edible plants. We’ll also build shelters, paddle a canoe and purify water and learn knots and compass skills too. Register by Thursday before session begins quoting program 627.

Walking in the Waterfall
Wednesday, June 28, $6 per child
Make a splash investigating the movement of water while walking in our waterfall. Please wear clothes that can get wet. We supply the boots for the children.
Program 587: June 28, 1pm - 2pm (grades K-2)
Program 588: June 28, 3pm - 4pm (grades 3-5)

Please click here for a full list of our summer education programs

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