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"I Love Nature!" Series for ages 3-6 Register View Cart

This is the beginning of a new series of classes for Preschoolers. PMEC Coordinator Nicole will be taking children outside to explore and learn about the natural world we live in. Children will begin each class with a craft project and then learn at circle time.  We will collect leaves, peer into ponds to look for tadpoles, take small hikes and learn through a hands-on approach. And please join us for our optional weekly hike that begins at 10:00am, directly after class. This hike is free of charge. 

We hope you will come learn about all the wonderful things in nature!

Who:      Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers
Where:   Peabody Mill Environmental center
When:    Thursdays 9:00 AM- 9:45 AM  Please see class schedule. All sessions are 3 weeks.
               
Fee:        Amherst resident:  $15
               Non-resident:         $20

We must have four children registered for this program to run.

Classes for 2018-2019 with Miss Nicole
September-Habitats- Explore life here at PMEC. Visit a special mammal habitat. Explore life in the trees and life underground.

October- All About Energy! - All energy comes from the sun. Learn about producers and consumers.

November-Birds- Learn about different birds that live here at PMEC and how their beaks help them to survive. Students will have a hands-on experiment exploring how different styles are conducive to different food sources.

December- Rocks and Minerals- Dig for fossils. Hands-on specimens to touch and see. Students will see fluorescent minerals glow in the light box.

January- Messy Science- Lets get messy in the lab while learning kitchen chemistry! Each week students will have something fun to bring home!

February- Insects- birds-Bats. All about wings. Visit different shelters for these animals outside at PMEC

March- Seeds- Where can we find seeds at PMEC? Why are they important? We will open some up and learn about the parts inside.

April - Life Cycles- New Life is all around at PMEC in the spring! We will explore life cycles of pond life, insects and plants/trees.

May- Plant Study Fun- We will make nature journals and head outside each week to add new plants/animals to them. Students will explore their senses with the plants.


Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
 
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December - Rocks and Minerals 
3 - 5  N/A  Th  12/06/2018 - 12/20/2018
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Peabody Mill Environmental Center - Area 2 - Lab Upstairs
$15.00 R, $20.00 NR
2 seat(s) available
 
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January - Messy Science 
3 - 5  N/A  Th  01/17/2019 - 01/31/2019
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Peabody Mill Environmental Center - Area 2 - Lab Upstairs
$15.00 R, $20.00 NR
11 seat(s) available
 
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February - Insects - Birds - Bats- All about Wings 
3 - 5  N/A  Th  02/07/2019 - 02/21/2019
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Peabody Mill Environmental Center - Area 2 - Lab Upstairs
$15.00 R, $20.00 NR
12 seat(s) available
 
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March - Seeds- Where do you find seeds at PMEC? 
3 - 5  N/A  Th  03/07/2019 - 03/21/2019
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Peabody Mill Environmental Center - Area 2 - Lab Upstairs
$15.00 R, $20.00 NR
12 seat(s) available
 
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April - Life Cycles 
3 - 5  N/A  Th  04/04/2019 - 04/18/2019
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Peabody Mill Environmental Center - Area 2 - Lab Upstairs
$15.00 R, $20.00 NR
12 seat(s) available
 
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May - Plant Study Fun 
3 - 5  N/A  Th  05/02/2019 - 05/16/2019
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Peabody Mill Environmental Center - Area 2 - Lab Upstairs
$15.00 R, $20.00 NR
12 seat(s) available
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