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Our programs are 1.5 hours in duration and are available all year. Preschools and Moms’ Groups are welcome, or you can organize your own group for environmental enrichment. Most classes include an outdoor element so please dress for the weather. Choose from the following program titles:
What is the difference
between a reptile and an amphibian? How about an arachnid and an
insect? Learn some fun animal facts and meet our Nature Center Animals.
Afterward we will walk to the quarry and feed the turtles and fish.
Three Sisters (Woodland Indians)
Learn what it was like to live without cell phones and video games as
we go back in time to discover the lives of Native Woodland Indians.
Through hands-on activities the children can try on native clothing,
make music, operate a drill, and more!
Discover some of the amazing things that insects can do! Meet our
resident creepy-crawly friends and go for a bug hunt out on the trail.
Turtles, snakes & lizards all live here at the Nature Center. Come
and discover what makes them so special. What do they eat? Where do they
live in the wild? Why are people afraid of some but love others?
Afterward we can go out on the trail for a reptile scavenger hunt.
Teeny Tiny Hike
Take a sensory walk through the woods and collect natural specimens to
examine. Search for various colors, shapes, and even evidence of wild
Fountain Rock Nature Field Trips are available Monday-Friday, during the times listed below. Reservations must be made at least 30 days in advance.
Morning Program: 10:00 am-11:30 am Afternoon Program: 12:00-1:30 pm