Its officially spring and the Environmental Nature Center couldn’t be more excited. The ENC has fun and exciting events in store for all our little naturalist friends and their guardians. Spring is the season for rebirth, renewal, and regrowth and the ENC is thrilled to host our Little Naturalist events: “Little Naturalists: Desert Adventure!” on April 12 at 9:30 and “Little Naturalists: Spectacular Spring!” on April 20 at 9:30.
Little Naturalist programs are outdoor experiential education classes designed for 3 – 5 year olds and their adult guardians. Activities are designed to encourage exploration and discovery and to enrich a child’s emerging physical and cognitive skills. Parents remain with children at all times. $6 per participant ($5 for members). Pre-payment is required.
ENC facility Manager and Naturalist Sarah Fitzgerald will teach “Little Naturalist Dessert Adventures.” The workshop will include desert themed crafts, meeting a desert animal, playing a cognitive learning game, and reading Cactus Hotel by Brenda Z. Guiberson.
Valerie Bain, ENC Traveling Naturalist, will host “Little Naturalist: Spectacular Spring!” Participants will celebrate spring by making and playing with mud, making native seed balls and launching them into our meadow to plant, making mud prints and planting seed to take home and grow. Participants will also end the workshop by reading “It’s Spring!” by Linda Glaser.
Just like the flowers in spring preschoolers’ physical and cognitive skills are budding. If you’re ready for fun exploration and discovery to enrich your child’s physical and cognitive skills, come join the ENC on April 12th and 20th from 9:30am to 10:30am. For more information visit encenter.org. – Aaysia Shelton, ENC Communications Intern