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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.

GOOD NATURED KIDS (3-4 Years)

Get ready for some good-natured 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 a thematic snack "to-go" for more at home fun!

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

Specific information for Good Natured kids is below and will be emailed to you prior to the date of your class.

  • Advance registration is required.
  • Register for the series or just your favorite topic!
  • Only children registered for the class may attend. Siblings (including infants) and other children may not attend.
  • Classes meets primarily outdoors. Occasionally the class may come indoors to a classroom for a special craft or animal encounter
  • Inclement weather back-up date is the following
    Tuesday’s Class – backup date is Thursday of the same week
    Wednesday’s Class – backup date is Friday of the same week
  • Class includes a fun “to – go” activity you can complete at home.  
  • Outside staff will wear face masks when physical distancing of more than 6 feet is not possible. We ask that adults and children wear face masks at check-in and when unable to physically distance in accordance with CDC guidelines.

$18/class, $15/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.