"I Love Nature!" Series for ages 3-6
Welcome to I Love Nature-
Is your preschooler eager to learn about the world they live in or love wandering through the woods? At I Love Nature, we have lots of fun exploring different habitats and learning all about what you can find out in the amazing woods all around you.
Each class we will begin with a story, then circle time to discuss a new topic and do an activity related to the topic. We will end with a take-home craft.
Who: Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers
Where: Peabody Mill Environmental center
When: Classes are the first three Thursdays of each month- 10:00am-10:45am. In case of inclement weather class will be rescheduled to the 4th Thursday of the month. Participants will be notified by email by 9am.
Fee: $29R; $36NR
September: Animal habitats - We will explore and visit a variety of animal habitats that you can find in the woods of PMEC. We will take a closer look at the trees and life in the trees as well as life underground.
October: Superhero Bug Powers - We will explore the unique attributes of some of the bugs you can find out in the woods! We will explore the woods and uncover some of the mysteries of the bugs in our backyard.
November: Birds - We will learn about different types of birds that live here at PMEC and how their beaks help them survive, what they eat and what their homes look like.
December: Tracking- Find out who has been in the woods at PMEC – Winter is a perfect time to get out and follow animal tracks. We will become animal detectives and go out and learn about animal tracks, as well as other signs that can help us track animals and find where they live and where they venture to in the winter.
January: Snow Much Fun - We will learn all about the wonders of snow, ice and winter weather. We will take a closer look at the amazing snowflake and learn about how animals can survive in the snow. Get ready to learn and explore all the fun that we can have with snow!
February: Things With Wings – Insects, birds and bats. We will focus on a variety of creatures with wings and visit their different shelters here at PMEC.
March: Hibernation- Let us explore animal hibernation and who is asleep in the woods and beginning to wake up. We will focus on a variety of animals and how they survive through the winter at PMEC.
April: Circle of Life – Frogs, butterflies and bugs. We will learn all about the wonder of life and how certain bugs and animals transform!
May: Get Growing – We will focus on different seeds and plants and talk about how plants grow! We will take an up close look into the wonders of seeds.
Please Note: We will need a minimum of 6 students and maximum of 12 students allowed for each class. All classes will be held mostly outdoors, with a possibility of some indoor activities. Please dress for weather.
About your Instructor
I'm Alison Laliberte. I am a NH native; I married my high-school sweetheart, and we have two fun, spirited boys together; we live in Amherst and love this special town. I am a registered nurse in Nashua, but you also may have seen me around town subbing as a school nurse or coaching soccer with Amherst soccer club/Hampshire United. I am also an Ambassador at Cannon Mountain because I am die-hard skier and being in the white mountains is my happy place! Being outside and active is my jam, so I am excited to begin my work at PMEC and develop some new activities and programs for all to enjoy!