Preschool Explorers

Tuesdays at 10 am

Come dressed to explore the outdoors while developing early childhood readiness skills. Each week enjoy a new nature inspired program theme with a story, a movement activity and a craft. All programs are completely outdoors and run approximately 45-60 minutes. Geared toward children ages 3-5 years old. Children under age 3 are welcome to register. All children must have an adult in attendance. 

Fee: $4.00 per Member Child, $6.00 per Non-Member Child, 1 adult free per child
Registration: Required registration by 4 pm the Monday before each program
Meet: Arboretum entrance
Audience: Preschool-ages children and caretakers

Preschool Fall 2020

Upcoming Preschool Explorers Themes

Please click on each week’s program to register securely online, or call (269) 381-1574 ext. 0.

September: Wetland Wonders

Watch the water flow through the Kalamazoo Nature Center as we explore all the wonders of water. Be prepared to hike, explore, and splash all month long.

Sept 6: What are Wetlands >
Sept 13: Water Wonders >
Sept 20: Pond Dipping >
Sept 27: Rivers Run >

October: Harvest

Learn about the harvest season through fun crafts, hikes, and exploration this fall.

Oct 4: Farm Stories >
Oct 11: Counting on Crops >
Oct 18: Bugs in the Garden >
Oct 25: Painting with Nature >

November: Signs of the Season

As we approach winter, come watch nature make its final transition. Say farewell to our migrating birds and learn about how the natural world prepares for rest.

Nov 1: Animal Stories >
Nov 8: Counting on Leaves >
Nov 15: Under the Soil >
Nov 22: Terrific Turkeys >
Nov 29: Migrating Birds >