Pre-School Science for Young Learners

For children ages 3-6 and their favorite adult!

Our time together will be content-rich and include items from our natural history collection. 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 at the Conservancy's Brownstone Barn.
*Pre-registration with payment is required.



 

Upcoming lessons include:


Winter Wonders
Date:  Thursday, December 8, 2016
Time:  1:00 - 2:15 pm
Fee:  $7 Members/ $10 Non-Members

This active story time adventure weaves carefully chosen children’s literature with a variety of movement activities, games and songs all aimed at finding out about how our local animal friends survive the winter.  A simple craft is included.


Groundhogs and Other PA Hibernators
Date:  Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time:  1:00 - 2:15 pm
Fee:  $7 Members/ $10 Nonmembers

Whether you call this animal a whistle-pig, woodchuck or groundhog it bears the heavy burden of replacing the badger in an old European custom. In this lesson, we will separate fact from fiction while sprinkling in a generous helping of laughter and play while learning about the groundhog and a few of Pennsylvania's other true hibernators. A simple craft completes the day.


Animal Surprises
Date:  Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time:  1:00 - 2:15 pm
Fee:  $7 Members/ $10 Nonmembers

There is always so much to learn about the furred, feathered, scaled and membraned!  We'll move through some delightful stories and introduce you to several animals whose everyday behavior may tickle your funny bone!   A simple craft completes the day.


photo by link davis

photo by link davis

Terrific Turtles
Date:  Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time:  1:00 - 2:15 pm
Fee:  $7 Members/ $10 Nonmembers

Their shells are hard, their legs are scaly, and some of them hide in a “box”. There are fresh water turtles, salt water turtles, and turtles that live on land. A great introduction to an animal as old as the dinosaurs!  A simple craft accompanies this lesson.