Children’s Programs – Fall ’23

In Fall of 2023, classes are held outdoors in diverse environments across the Preserve’s beautiful grounds and in the Outdoor Classroom.

Weekly classes of just eight to twelve children ages 15 months through high school foster lifelong connections between art, science, wellness, and the environment.


Nature Discovery with the Parent Resource Center
Children age 15 – 36 months and their adults explore the natural world through active play and circle time, engaging the five senses. Register with the PRC!

Art with Sandrine Gold
Our youngest artists will explore painting, clay sculpting, and collage, inspired by nature’s abundant resources. Older students will view the natural world through the lenses of well-known artists from around the world, who were inspired by nature.

Outdoor Nature Exploration
Preschool – Early Elementary with Tracy Strianese
Upper Elementary with Hildur Palsdottir

Outdoor nature immersion classes will lead students on a discovery of the natural wonders of the Preserve and its varied environments. These classes are held entirely outdoors in the Fall.

Youth Naturalists
Middle School – High School with Hildur Palsdottir
Students will learn about citizen science and engage directly in natural resource studies. They will learn how to map the composition and distribution of flora and fauna across the Preserve. Wildlife surveys will be performed with the help of camera traps and audiomoths, as well as with other tracking and surveying techniques. We will discuss healthy ecosystem function and actively participate in restoration that includes removal of invasives and rewilding with natives.

STEAM Discovery
Preschool with Sandrine Gold

Elementary with Leah Master
Children will explore a variety of scientific, technological, and engineering concepts through hands-on experiments, building projects, and artistic crafts. Inquiry-based classes will utilize the natural landscape of the Preserve for project materials and age-appropriate discussions.

Click here for the After-school Fall 2023 Registration Form
Click here for Participant Waiver Form



Age 15 – 36 Months
Wednesdays 9:30 – 10:15 am and 10:30 – 11:15
Dates: September 11 – December 9


Ages 3-5 
Thursdays 2:15 – 3:00 pm
Dates: September 28 – November 9

Grades K-1
Thursdays 3:40 – 4:25 pm
Dates: September 28 – November 9

Grades 2-5
Thursdays 4:40 – 5:25
Dates: September 28 – November 9


Ages 3-5 
Wednesdays 2:15 – 3:00
Dates: September 27 – November 8

Grades K-2 Section I
Thursdays 3:45 – 4:30 pm
Dates: September 28 – November 9

Grades K-2 Section II
Fridays 3:45 – 4:30 pm
Dates: September 22 – November 3

Grades 3-5
Wednesdays 3:45 – 4:30
Dates: September 27 – November 8

Grades 6-10 – Youth Naturalists
Thursdays 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Dates: September 28 – November 9


Ages 3-5

Fridays 2:15 – 3:00 pm
September 22 – November 3

Grades K-2

Wednesdays 3:35 – 4:20
Dates: September 27 – November 8

Grades 3-5
Wednesdays 4:35 – 5:20 pm
Dates: September 27 – November 8

To register and for more information, contact Education Director Tracy Strianese (516.570.2185).