Pre-School & Kindergarten Field Trips

All programs are one hour long and are limited to 50 students.

Mini-Explorers Programs

Mini-Explorers Programs

Mini-Explorer Programs are very experiential and are designed so that participants use their senses as they explore what is happening with plants, animals, and insects seasonally. Programs can be taken individually, but coming to more than one is an ideal way for students to learn about seasonal change in the natural world.

  • Fall Mini-Explorers
    Using their senses, students discover how plants and animals prepare for winter. They learn why trees lose their leaves; how seeds find new homes; where birds, turtles, and frogs go, and what butterflies are up to. This program can be taught with a bird, deer or insect emphasis.
  • Winter Mini-Explorers
    There’s a lot to discover on a winter walk! What are the birds eating? How do plants protect the tiny flower and leaf buds waiting to open in spring? Where do some animals hibernate, and which ones are still active through the cold months?
  • Spring Mini-Explorers
    Students use their senses to explore all that is changing in spring. New leaves, colorful flowers, birds building nests, and early insects are all examined as warmer weather triggers new growth.  This program can be taught with a bird, deer, or insect emphasis.

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Animals in Winter

Animals in Winter

Late Fall, Winter

As students discuss what animals and insects eat, they learn why some migrate, some hibernate, and some stay active all winter. Exploring natural materials, they learn where animals and insects live and the tracks and traces they leave behind. This program is held entirely indoors; an outdoor walk is optional.

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Deer Me

Deer Me

Fall, Winter, Spring

Deer can jump over a 10’ fence and leap 25’.  Explore the life of a deer and see how far you can jump in comparison.

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Buzzing Around the Arboretum

Buzzing Around the Arboretum

Fall, Spring

Did you know honeybees have five eyes?  Where does a bee have its pockets?  Join us for fascinating facts about bees and their friends the flowers!

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Flower Power

Flower Power

Spring

Why are flowers different colors?  What shapes do butterflies like best?  Learn about flowers and how they create seeds.

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Frogs and Toads

Frogs and Toads

Spring

Discover what is hatching in our pond.  Which are the frogs and which are the toads?  What will happen next?  Learn about the amazing life cycle of amphibians.

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Leafing Out

Leafing Out

Spring

Leaves come in many shapes, sizes, and colors.  Some feel soft and some smell nice.  Some are even good to eat!

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Lenape Life

Lenape Life

Fall, Winter, Spring

Learn about the games, clothes, and chores of the Indian children who lived here 500-1,000 years ago.

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