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A Nature-Based Program for Preschoolers Begins a New Season in Grafton

A Nature-Based Program for Preschoolers Begins a New Season in Grafton

posted Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Join a local community of parents and budding scientists with The Nature Museum's Mighty Acorns Club. The Mighty Acorns Club provides creative, exploratory preschool programs which celebrate curiosity and encourage a love and respect for the natural world.

We offer a series of monthly, interactive, nature-based experiences for children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers. Experienced and energetic environmental educators lead regular Mighty Acorns Club programs on the first Friday morning of the month at The Nature Museum, and the themes are always closely tied to the seasonal rhythms of the natural world.

The schedule for the fall includes Autumn Learning Adventures on October 4th, Forest Senses and Fort Building on November 1st, and Fantastic Feathered Birds on December 6th. The second series begins in January and runs through May, continuing to meet on the first Friday morning of the month.

Come learn about why fall is a special time for the many plants, animals, and humans who call Vermont home, and be ready to take an adventure into the fall forest where we'll explore and discover with new eyes. We will spend most of our time outdoors regardless of the weather, so come prepared with cozy boots, jackets, and hats so we can really experience the elements.

Drops-ins are welcome. Preregistration is encouraged but is not required. When pre-registered on-line, The Mighty Acorns Club costs $5 per child. Drop-ins are welcome at the door for $8.

These programs are geared towards children ages 3 to 5, but older children are welcome to attend if interested. Caregivers and babes-in-arms are always welcome to attend for free. To learn more about upcoming programs and to register, visit nature-museum.org.

The Nature Museum provides natural history and science exhibits, creates experiences that engage and enlighten audiences of all ages, and inspires stewardship of our natural world through programming for adults and children, including the annual Fairy House Festival each September.

Mighty Acorns Preschool Explorers Club:
Autumn Learning Adventures
October 4th
10-11:30
The Nature Museum
Grafton, Vermont
$5 per child, drop-ins are welcome for $8
Learn more and register at nature-museum.org

Come learn about why fall is a special time for the many plants, animals, and humans who call Vermont home. Be ready to take an adventure into the fall forest where we'll explore and discover with new eyes. At the end, we'll share about our experience as we sip on some yummy local apple cider.

Mighty Acorns Preschool Explorers Club:
Forest Senses and Fort Building
November 1st
10-11:30
The Nature Museum
Grafton, Vermont
$5 per child, drop-ins are welcome for $8
Learn more and register at nature-museum.org

With autumn chills turning into the first winter winds, the forest has a new look. We'll experience the forest through testing some of our senses and other fun exploration activities. The forest is the perfect place to play in any season. We'll get creative and tinker through fort-building and free play.

Mighty Acorns Preschool Explorers Club:
Fantastical Feathered Birds
December 6th
10-11:30
The Nature Museum
Grafton, Vermont
$5 per child, drop-ins are welcome for $8
Learn more and register at nature-museum.org

Investigate real bird wings, feathers, and nests to learn more about these high-flying creatures. We'll also get a chance to try and build your own bird nest, observe real bird visitors at the museum's bird feeders, and make your own natural bird feeder to take home.

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