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Nature for Kids

Engage young children in the wonders that exist in nature all around them, foster their natural curiosity, and plant the seeds for a lifetime of discovery and learning; Quarry Hill classes, designed for toddlers and preschool age children accompanied by a grown up, are all about exploration, hands on learning, and time outdoors. Join us for one class or the whole series.

NATURE TODDLERS (2-3 Years)

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Observe, listen, and feel … toddlers are natural explorers. Nurture that curiosity during our nature-themed classes designed for 2-3 year old children accompanied by a grown up. Classes include story, art and outdoor adventures. Nature Toddlers is offered from September – May. Attend the series of monthly classes or choose your favorite topics.

Classes are offered Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. or Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

$8/class, $6.50/class for Quarry Hill members

Call 507-328-3950 to register.

NATURE NUTS (2-5 Years)

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Children are born naturalists, constantly exploring the environment around them with all their senses. Accompany your little naturalist on a nature adventure, exploring a different topic each month. Classes include story, art and an outdoor adventure. Nature Nuts is designed for 2-5 year old children accompanied by a grown up. Nature Nuts is offered from September – May. Attend the series of monthly classes or choose your favorites.

Classes are offered Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

$8/class, $6.50/class for Quarry Hill members

Call 507-328-3950 to register.

NATURE KIDS

Month Date and Topics

Children are born naturalists, constantly exploring the environment around them with all their senses. Accompany your little naturalist on a nature adventure, exploring a different topic each month. Classes include story, art and an outdoor adventure. Nature Nuts is designed for 2-5 year old children accompanied by a grown up. Nature Nuts is offered from September – May. Attend the series of monthly classes or choose your favorites.

Classes are offered Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

$8/class, $6.50/class for Quarry Hill members

Call 507-328-3950 to register.

GOOD NATURED KIDS (3-4 Years)

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Get ready for some good-natured summer fun! Engaging children in the wonders that exist in nature all around them is especially important in their early years. Fostering the natural curiosity of a preschool age child helps plant the seeds for a lifetime of discovery and learning.

Good-Natured Kids classes, designed for 3-4 year old children accompanied by a grown up, are all about getting outdoors to explore, learn and connect to the natural environment. Classes meet entirely outdoors and include exploration of a nature theme through stories, crafts, hikes and snacks prepared together.

Join us with your little explorer and start on a path to growing a good-natured kid.

Good-natured kids meets twice monthly, June through August. Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Attend the series of six classes or choose your favorites.

$15/class, $12/class for Quarry Hill members

Call 507-328-3950 to register.

CUSTOM PROGRAMS FOR GROUPS

Quarry Hill Nature Center provides hands-on, student-engaged programs for children ages two through pre-kindergarten. Programs may include stories, music/movement, ‘touchables’, live animals and a variety of activities to engage all learning styles.

OUTREACH TO YOUR SITE

Quarry Hill Nature Center provides hands-on, student-engaged, off-site preschool programs for children ages two through pre-kindergarten. Programs may include stories, music/movement, ‘touchables’, live animals and a variety of activities to engage all learning styles.