Don’t Miss Spring 2016 Nature Programs at Fountain Rock!

Brr! It might be cold and snowy now, but spring is just around the corner. We have planned lots of programs to reawaken your senses after a long winter hibernation! Take a look at our 2016 Spring Nature Program schedule:


Featured Series Programs

Nature Academy

Get ready to play in the park! Observe, listen, smell, and feel the outdoors in this interactive program designed for our smallest nature lovers. Our supplemental, nature based, program is for those pre-school aged children that learn best naturally. Join us as we explore the woods, the creek, the fields, and look deep into our environment to discover answers together.

Ages: 3 – 5 | $108 for the semester
REGISTER NOW for Tuesdays 9:30 – 12:00, March 15 – May 31
REGISTER NOW for Thursdays 9:30 – 12:00, March 17 – June 2
REGISTER NOW for Thursdays 12:30 – 3:00, March 17 – June 2

Big Outdoors
Our outdoor nature class for the big kids! We will take a weekly adventure into the woods, creek, or the fields to explore natural science concepts that will teach you about how the “real world” works.

Ages: 6 – 8 | Tuesdays 12:30 – 2:30pm | March 15 – May 31 | $120 for the semester
REGISTER NOW for the spring semester

Enviro Explorers
Step up your nature knowledge, while learning survival skills and discovering through hands-on activities, in this specially designed semester-long program ideal for home-schooled students.

Ages: 9 – 11 | Fridays 12:30 – 2:30pm | March 18 – June 3 | $120 for the semester
REGISTER NOW for the spring semester

Junior Naturalist
This engaging series includes four interactive field based natural history classes. Through wildlife observations, environmental stewardship practices, and ecological studies, you will train to be an assistant naturalist. By attending all four sessions and successfully completing the class activity booklet, participants will be qualified to receive a Junior Naturalist Certificate.

Ages: 10 – 14 | 3rd Sundays | $15 per class
REGISTER NOW for “Bugging Out” on March 20
REGISTER NOW for “Reptiles & Amphibians?” on April 17
REGISTER NOW for “Tree Studies” on May 15
REGISTER NOW for “Stream Life” on June 19

Junior Gardener
Have your little gardener join the Park Naturalist to learn about how seeds grow with this green series of programs. Flowers, fruits, and veggies will be planted in the park and potted to take home for your own junior garden. All supplies provided.

Ages: 3 – 5 | 2nd Wednesdays 10am – 11:15am | $8 per class
REGISTER NOW for “The Life of a Seed” on April 13
REGISTER NOW for “Garden Helpers” on May 11
REGISTER NOW for “Gardening for Wildlife” on June 8

Regular Monthly Programs

I LOVE Nature
You are invited to investigate a different nature theme each month! Each session is unique and incorporates games, songs, stories and a craft. Enjoy this time with your child and see the natural world through their eyes. Ages 3 – 5. First Wednesdays from 10 – 11am. $8 per parent child pair.
Register Now: March 2 | April 6 | May 4 | June 1

*NEW* Nature Pals
In this parent and child program explore our world through stories, songs, and games. Live animals will be introduced according to the monthly theme. Ages 2 – 3. Third Tuesdays from 10 – 10:45am. $8 per parent child pair.
Register Now: March 15 | April 19 | May 17 | June 21

Babes in the Woods
Let our naturalist introduce the sights and sounds of nature. Take a sensory walk on our kid friendly trails and listen for frog calls, feel animal furs, or look at bright colorful feathers. There are lots of interesting ways to discover nature together. Ages 4 and under. Third Saturdays from 9 – 10am. $5 per parent child pair.
Register Now: March 19 | April 16 | May 21

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