Designed to appeal to a child’s curiosity and playfulness.

These lessons contain engaging listening games, original activities and
some of the best in children’s literature. A simple craft completes the day. 

All sessions are held from 1:00 - 2:15 pm at the Conservancy's Brownstone Barn.
Fee:  $7 Members/ $10 Nonmembers


Upcoming lessons include:

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Pennsylvania’s Water Mammals
September 21, 2017
Beaver, mink, muskrat and river otter all make Pennsylvania’s waterways their home. Each an excellent swimmer and each makes its home near the water. We’ll investigate their waterproof fur and other adaptations that help them thrive in their watery habitat!

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Animals of the Night
October 12, 2017
A wonderful introduction to this often invisible animal group!  Nocturnal animals are specially adapted to wander and hunt during the night.  Local animals such as the skunk, bat, and fox are featured on this day!

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Mischievous Mice
November 2, 2017
Mice of all sizes and shapes, scurry and hurry through our maze of books and activities!  Children participate in drawing a giant mouse, examining nesting material and identifying track and traces.


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Animals Underground
November 16, 2017
Beneath our feet is an “invisible” world we miss out on everyday!  Moles, chipmunks, mice, fox, worms, bees…all live out of sight!  We will explore the tunnels, burrows and bed chambers which are underneath our feet!

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Black, Brown and Teddy Bears
December 7, 2017
A light look at bears in our forests and bears in on our beds! Here the teddy bear takes center stage and introduces other types of bears found throughout the world.

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Animals of the North and South Poles
December 21, 2017
Where are the poles?  A bit of geography and geology are carefully woven into this lesson as we introduce the residents of the Arctic and Antarctic regions.  We’ll take a look at how they survive the extreme conditions found at the top and bottom of the Earth.