Professional educators lead small groups in
hands-on explorations and outdoor discovery!  

Single day and week long science-based programs all held at the
Conservancy's Brownstone Barn. 


Green Growing Things

For 3-5 year olds

If your 3, 4 or 5 year old likes to explore and figure things out for him/herself, this is the class you will want to sign up for! Beginning with seeds shapes and sizes, we will trace the growth of plants, dig in the soil, uncover plant adaptations, and sample the fruits and vegetables of our labor!

Time:  9:30 - 11:00 am
Fee: $40 Members/$45 Nonmembers
Dates:  June 12-15, 2017

This program is full. Please email Linda to be put on the wait list.

Exploring the East Branch Creek

Single day adventure for students who have completed Kindergarten - 4th grade!

Just can’t get enough of the creek?  Grab your water shoes and head down to the stream with us to learn about plants and animals in the stream community!  Spend the morning with your feet and hands in the water and the afternoon learning about animals who depend on the creek each day. Through active explorations, games, songs, books and crafts, we will take the day to examine this most incredible ecosystem.  

Bring your brown bag lunch and a drink, your extra dry clothes and a towel. 

Time: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Fee: $30 Members/$40 Nonmembers

Dates:  (choose one)
Thursday, June 29 (rain date June 30) - Full
Thursday, July 6 (rain date July 7)  - Full

Summer Explorers - Abiotics!

For students who have completed Kindergarten - 3rd grade

Sun, soil, water, air, make life happen everywhere!  Abiotics is our theme this year.  We'll focus our attention on the non-living things that make life possible on our planet.  Join us for experiments, games, activities and great books that help us learn more about the abiotic factors we all depend on.  

Time:  9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fee: $120 Members/$150 Nonmembers

Students who have completed kindergarten or 1st grade (choose one week):
Week 1:  July 10 - 14, 2017
Week 2:  August 7 - 11, 2017

Students who have completed 2nd or 3rd grade (choose one week):
Week 1:  July 17 - 21, 2017  - Full
Week 2:  August 14 - 18, 2017  

Summer Afield - Habitats!

For students who have completed 4th - 6th grade

Become an expert on our area habitats and their inhabitants as we explore the forest, delve into the field, compare a pond and stream, and locate an ecotone! Fun is guaranteed as we travel “afield” investigating these diverse natural areas.

Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fee: $120 Members/$150 Nonmembers

Dates: (choose one week)
Week 1 - June 19 - 23, 2017
Week 2 - July 24 - 28, 2017* - *This week is full. Please email Linda to be put on the wait list.

We also offer a summer service learning opportunity for students who have completed grades 7-12. Apply to be a Summer Assistant.

Thank you to Costco Wholesale for supporting Summer Science Academy!