Calling all three to six-year-old outdoor adventurers! Our Lil’ Explorers program is the perfect space to foster your preschooler’s sense of wonder. Join us at the Lussier Family Heritage Center to marvel at the natural world that is all around us. These $5 programs will provide a space for young kids to use all five senses, be active in the outdoors and learn how to work together. Each session we will investigate a new theme through games, walks, crafts, stories and so much more! The one-hour guided program will be followed by 30 minutes of youth-led free play with friends through our natural play area and jungle gym.
It was so fun exploring with our Lil' Explorers this year! We learned about wind, colors, textures and so much more. Check back next year for more Lil' Explorers dates and activities. Look at our event calendar for other fun programs.
*This event may be weather dependent. Please come prepared with your child dressed appropriately to spend at least an hour continuously outside, as well as bringing water and a snack.
**If this event needs to be cancelled due to extreme weather you will be contacted through your provided email through sign-up by the night before. Cancellation will also be posted on our website by an hour before the program.
All of our Lil’ Explorers programs follow the National American Association for Environmental Education guidelines for excellence for early childhood education. This includes research and overview done by organizations and individuals across the country. These guidelines include recommendations on developing programs that encompass tools and goals to encourage the growth of youth, particularly ages 3-6 years, toward becoming “environmentally responsive youth and adults” (Simmons et al, 2016)