First Explorers A (Spring 2019)

This event is no longer on sale.

Saturday February 9

9:15 AM  –  11:45 AM

We are sorry. This program is SOLD OUT. Please register or get information about our alternate session, First Explorers B by going to:  If you would like to register for the WAITLIST for this program, please go to:


Preregistration is required for all children (ages 3 and 4) participating and includes the full series.  Children must be potty trained.

Program participants meet at the Preschool Building from 9:15 to 11:45 am at our Rowe Woods location on the following dates:

Saturday, February 9, Maple Sugaring - Hike through the wintery forest to discover sap flowing from maple trees. Experience collecting sap and learn how sap is then turned into maple syrup.

Saturday, March 2, Secrets of Spring - Compare, contrast, and predict the changes that will occur as winter turns to spring. While outdoors children will search for signs of new and returning life. 

Saturday, April 6, Exploring Soil - Get a little muddy, as we dig to investigate what is above and within the soil. On our hike we will search the forest for soil-dwelling creatures and creatures hiding in plain sight.

Saturday, May 4, Birdwatching - Take part in a citizen science project as we check bird boxes and record our findings. We will then become researchers as we try our hand at making nests from materials gathered outside.

Does your child love being outdoors?! Join us as we explore the woods around the Early Childhood building. We will search for caterpillars, investigate the pond, keep track of the birds we see, and discover how animals get ready for Spring.

Members $75; nonmembers $90. Preregistration required and includes full series.


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*Please note that cancellations must be made at least two weeks in advance of the event. No refunds or transfers of fees will occur if the request is made less than two weeks prior to the event.


Important Information For All Program Registrants:  Please retain your order number or print off a copy of the email acknowledgement as a receipt.  You will need your order number from your transaction to gain entry at the gate/to attend your program.