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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.

Little Explorers
1 hour experience for 3-6 year old children together with their favorite adult

Wiggly Worms
September 21, 22 or 23, $6 per child
We will look closely and touch worms indoors and then explore outdoors; looking under rocks and logs for our slimy friends. A small craft project is included.
Program #  Day           Date                 Time
635            Thursday   September 21        9:30 am
636            Friday        September 22        9:30 am
637            Saturday    September 23        10:30 am

October 26, 27 or 28, $6 per child

We will look at the different parts of the trees; roots, branches and falling leaves to help us understand these wonderful giant plants. A walk outdoors as well as a small project is included.
Program #  Day           Date                 Time
638            Thursday   October 26        9:30 am
639            Friday        October 27        9:30 am
640            Saturday    October 28        10:30 am

Oh, Deer!
November 16, 17, or 18, $6 per child

We will look at and handle deer antlers and deer hide to learn more about this lovely animal. A walk outdoors, nature game and make a project to take home is included.November 16, 17 or 18, $6 per child
Program #      Day            Date                 Time
641                Thursday    November 16    9:30 am
642                Friday        November 17     9:30 am
643                Saturday    November 18     10:30 am

Can you see me?
December 14, 15 or 16, $6 per child

We will handle animal pelts to learn about their adaptation. A walk outdoors and a game of hide and seek will help us understand camouflage. A simple craft project is included.
Program #      Day            Date                 Time
644                Thursday    December 14    9:30 am
645                Friday        December 15     9:30 am
646                Saturday    December 16     10:30 am

Wednesday After School

Jr. Explorers
Programs for children grades K-2, Wednesday 4:00-5:00

Do you dig worms?
Join us for a fun time exploring the lowly worm. Measuring, counting and touching these slimy creatures will help us understand how important they really are. A small craft project is included.
Program #   Grade    Date
647             K-2        September 20

Who lives in a tree?

A walk outdoors will help us investigate who lives in these great giant plants. You might be surprised. A simple fall project will finish our time together.
Program #   Grade    Date
648             K-2       October 18

Habitat for a deer
All animals need food, water, shelter and space. We will handle deer hide and antlers, play a game and create a project to help learn about deer.
Program #   Grade    Date
649             K-2       November 15

Hiding in Plain Sight
We will look at animal pelts, play a game of hide and seek to help us learn of animal adaptations. We will walk outdoors and crate a craft project to help us learn about camouflage.
Program #   Grade    Date
650             K-2       December 13

Programs for children grade 3-5, Wednesday 3:45-4:45

Tom Sawyer Style Fishing
Try your hand at fishing, catch & release style. Poles and bait will be provided.
Program #   Date
651             September 27

Have fun decorating your own pumpkin. Take a fall hike and enjoy a pumpkin snack.
Program #   Date
652             October 25

Crazy corn

Make corn putty; a corny craft and take a hike in our Vegetable garden and little loop forest.
Program #   Date
653            November 29

Snowshoes and Cocoa
Take a hike outdoors with our snowshoes (snow or no snow). Afterwards enjoy hot cocoa with marshmallows indoors.
Program #   Date
654             December 6

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