Event Calendar

Spring Nature Preschool Programs begin

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Description: This series of six classes is open to children ages 3 to 5. Advance registration is required. Enrollment is limited to 15 children, so early registration is recommended. Each class includes a healthy snack and a craft. Click the link below to register; call 410.634.2847, ext. 0 for more information. Classes meet on Tuesdays, April 9 to May 14, from 10 to 11:15 a.m.

Bunny Hop
April 9

Spring is here, and so are the rabbits! Have a thumpin’ good time exploring the world of the bouncy cottontail. We’ll dance the Bunny Hop, munch on rabbit snacks, and watch a puppet show featuring Hoppity Rabbit.

Garden Days
April 16

Learn how seeds grow and lend a helping hand in the Funshine Garden! We’ll plant vegetables and flowers in the garden beds, enjoy a picnic snack, and decorate flower pots to take home.

April Showers
April 23

We all know that “April showers bring May flowers,” but what brings April showers? Learn how rain forms, then join in a rainy day symphony! We’ll also conduct rainy bag and cloud bottle experiments.

Lovely Ladyslippers
April 30

Search for lady slipper flowers in the woods after a lesson on these lovely native orchids. We’ll make a bouquet of paper flowers, twirl around a maypole tree, and share flower cookies.

Which Nest is Best?
May 7

Now that spring is here, many birds are busy building nests for their babies. Take a peek inside the Arboretum’s bluebird houses, hold a nest in your hands, and learn about the different ways birds build their homes. We’ll sample a bird’s nest snack and make a nest craft to take home.

Wetland Magic
May 14

The wetland comes alive in spring! Use nets and buckets to discover some of the creatures that call the wetland home, from wiggly tadpole to shy painted turtle. We’ll also mix up a batch of froggy goo and read delightfully swampy stories.

Fee: $50 members, $65 general public for all six programs in the series

Register for the Spring Nature Preschool series
Contact Information:
410.634.2847, ext. 0