Events For Families With Young Children

Upcoming events

    • Friday, March 17, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Cool Spring Nature Preserve
    • 8

    When:  Friday, March 17, 2017.  Pre-registration is required (limited numbers)

    Time:  9:30-11:00 a.m.

    Where:  Cool Spring Nature Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Road, (south of Charles Town WV)

    Price:  $5 (single fee) per child/adult partner. (There is no extra charge for an additional child under age 2.)

    This Month's Theme:  This month we'll be listening for the different sounds that can be heard in nature.  Is that song a bird?  Is that hum an insect?  What about the water--does it make a sound?

    Introduce your preschooler (ages 3-5) to the natural world and explore it together through walks, circle time, games, crafts, and activities!   

    Every month we'll focus on something different in nature, appropriate to the season. The first half hour of the program is designed for un-programmed activities and exploring with your child together.  A more structured program follows from 10-11 a.m.

    A minimum of 8 is needed to conduct the program, so pre-registration is essential.

     Pre-registration is required. If the minimum number is not met, this program can be cancelled.  Programs are conducted rain or shine and include activities in an open-air pavilion and nature walks. Everyone should wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. 

     

    • Monday, April 10, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
    • 15
     When:  Monday April 10, 2017.  Pre-registration is required.

    Time:  9:30-11:00 a.m.

    WhereYankauer Nature Preserve, Whiting's Neck Road (off Scrabble Road between Shepherdstown and Martinsburg).

    Price:  $5 (single fee) per child/adult partner. (There is no extra charge for an additional child under age 2.)

    Everyone is encouraged to bring their own basket for the Egg Hunt.

    This Month's Theme:  This year, we are tying in each month's theme with a read-aloud book!  In April, we'll be at Yankauer Preserve to read "Chickens Aren't The Only Ones" and then go on an Egg Hunt!  Our eggs look like wild bird eggs so we'll learn about camouflage too!  

    The first 45 minutes will be activities for children to explore on their own.  A short, formal program will begin at 10:15, followed by the egg hunt.

    Introduce your preschooler (ages 3-5) to the natural world and explore it together through walks, circle time, games, crafts, and activities!   

    Every month we'll focus on something different in nature, appropriate to the season. The first half hour of the program is designed for un-programmed activities and exploring with your child together.  The structured program follows from 10-11 a.m.

    A minimum of 8 is needed to conduct the program, so pre-registration is essential.

     Pre-registration is required. If the minimum number is not met, this program can be cancelled.  Programs are conducted rain or shine and include activities in an open-air pavilion and nature walks. Everyone should wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. 

     

    • Tuesday, May 16, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
    • 15
     When:  Tuesday May 16, 2017.  Pre-registration is required.

    Time:  9:30-11:00 a.m.

    WhereYankauer Nature Preserve, Whiting's Neck Road (off Scrabble Road between Shepherdstown and Martinsburg).

    Price:  $5 (single fee) per child/adult partner. (There is no extra charge for an additional child under age 2.)

    This Month's Theme:  This year, we are tying in each month's theme with a read-aloud book!  In May the wildflowers should be blooming, so we're going on a wildflower hike!  Our book for the month is "Flowers Are Calling"

    Introduce your preschooler (ages 3-5) to the natural world and explore it together through walks, circle time, games, crafts, and activities!   

    Every month we'll focus on something different in nature, appropriate to the season. The first 45 minutes of the program is designed for exploring and activities with your child together.  The structured program and hike follows from 10:15-11 a.m.

    A minimum of 8 is needed to conduct the program, so pre-registration is essential.

     Pre-registration is required. If the minimum number is not met, this program can be cancelled.  Programs are conducted rain or shine and include activities in an open-air pavilion and nature walks. Everyone should wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. 

     

    • Monday, July 24, 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 28, 2017
    • 11:30 AM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
    • 9

    Price: $50 per first camper/adult; $10 for additional preschool child (No charge for siblings under age 2).
    When: July 24-28, 2017
    Time: 9:00–11:30 a.m.
    Where:
    Yankauer Nature Preserve                       Ages: 3-5

    Register early!  Early bird registration fees are available until March 15!

    Explore the natural world with your child through circle time, short hikes, crafts, hands-on nature exploration, and stories.  Every day is a different nature theme! 

    If you wish to pay your fee by check rather than online, please contact Amy Moore at  daycamp@potomacaudubon.org BEFORE you register.

    Be sure to dress in clothes you can get dirty!  Bring a morning snack, water in a refillable water bottle, sunscreen, and bug repellent.

    T-shirts are available in Youth and Adult sizes (Youth XS-Adult XL).  T-shirts must be ordered by May 15 to ensure delivery at camp.

    For complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to Yankauer Preserve, and other things parents want to know, go to www.potomacaudubon.org/Audubon-Discovery-Camp-Information-For-Parents.



  
          © 2016 Potomac Valley Audubon Society

              P.O. Box 578 • Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443
              phone // 304-676-3397

Yankauer Nature Preserve (Berkeley County)
Eidolon Nature Preserve (Morgan County)
Stauffer's Marsh (Berkeley County)
Cool Spring Nature Preserve (Jefferson County)

Kristin Alexander, Executive Director //   304-676-3397 
Kristin@potomacaudubon.org

Ellen Murphy, Program Specialist //    
304-676-8739 
Ellen@potomacaudubon.org

Krista Hawley, Adult Program Coordinator
// 703-303-1026
AdultPrograms@PotomacAudubon.org

Bridget Tinsley, Land and Watershed Program Manager // 304-261-6016
Bridget@PotomacAudubon.org

Amy Moore, Cool Spring Preserve Manager and Naturalist // 240-818-4714
Amy@PotomacAudubon.org
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