Nature Programs with your Preschooler

Discover wildlife and the great outdoors with your little one in our fun, safe, hands-on parent-and-me preschooler programs! Child must be accompanied by an adult free of charge.

Green By Nature Preschool

Tuesdays & Fridays, 9:30 – 11 am
Ages 2 – 5 (Parent participation required, free of charge)
Locations alternate between Ashland, Coverdale, and DEEC
Pre-registration required - register below or call 302.239.2334

See PDF flyer of full Aug – Dec series list »

Knee-High Naturalists

Wednesdays Mar – Jun, 10 am – 11:30 am
Ages 2 – 5 (Parent participation required, free of charge)
Abbott's Mill Nature Center, Milford, DE
Register for individual classes below or call 302.239.2334

Results
Tuesday, Oct 23, 9:30 - 11 am

Pre-Registration is now required. Space is extremely limited, please be sure to register online or call!

They sing, fish, float and fly. Search for our feathered friends, feel a nest and try to make one of your own. Enjoy an activity, craft and snack. Led by Val Walters

Members: $6, Others: $10
Meets at DuPont Environmental Education Center, 1400 Delmarva Lane Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 656-1490

Parental supervision is required (no additional fee).
10/23/2018 - 10/23/2018
9:30AM - 11:00AM
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: 2-5
Water, Arts/Crafts
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Wednesday, Oct 24, 10 - 11:30 am

Explore the great outdoors! Parents and children will enjoy hands-on nature experiences through stories, activities, and games. Led by Karen Hammer

Members: $4, Others: $7

Meets at Abbott's Mill, 15411 Abbott's Pond Road, Milford, DE, 19963 (302) 422-0847

10/24/2018 - 10/24/2018
10:00AM - 11:30AM
at: Abbotts Mill
age: 2-5
Series
F18338AM
Friday, Oct 26, 9:30 - 11 am

Pre-Registration is now required. Space is extremely limited, please be sure to register online or call!

Kites fly like some birds we know. Let's explore flight!! Led by Neenah Newell and Shweta Arya

Members: $6, Others: $10
Meets at DuPont Environmental Education Center, 1400 Delmarva Lane Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 656-1490

Parental supervision is required (no additional fee).
10/26/2018 - 10/26/2018
9:30AM - 11:00AM
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: 2-5
Water, Arts/Crafts
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Tuesday, Oct 30, 9:30 - 11 am

Pre-Registration is now required. Space is extremely limited, please be sure to register online or call at 302-239-2334!

L is for Leaves! How many shapes and colors can you discover? Explore the forests of Coverdale to find out! Led by Judi Vanderwerff

Members: $6, Others: $10
Coverdale Farm Preserve, 543 Way Road Greenville, DE 19807 (302) 239-2334

Parental supervision is required (no additional fee).
10/30/2018 - 10/30/2018
9:30AM - 11:00AM
at: Coverdale Farm
age: 2-5
Animals, Farming/Gardening, Botany, Insects, Arts & Crafts
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Wednesday, Oct 31, 10 - 11:30 am

Explore the great outdoors! Parents and children will enjoy hands-on nature experiences through stories, activities, and games. Led by Karen Hammer

Members: $4, Others: $7

Meets at Abbott's Mill, 15411 Abbott's Pond Road, Milford, DE, 19963 (302) 422-0847

10/31/2018 - 10/31/2018
10:00AM - 11:30AM
at: Abbotts Mill
age: 2-5
Series
F18339AM
Friday, Nov 2, 9:30 - 11 am

Pre-Registration is now required. Space is extremely limited, please be sure to register online or call at 302-239-2334!

What do out turkey's do all day? Follow their tracks around the farm to see the mischief that they get into! Led by Judi Vanderwerff

Members: $6, Others: $10
Coverdale Farm Preserve, 543 Way Road Greenville, DE 19807 (302) 239-2334

Parental supervision is required (no additional fee).
11/02/2018 - 11/02/2018
9:30AM - 11:00AM
at: Coverdale Farm
age: 2-5
Animals, Farming/Gardening, Botany, Insects, Arts & Crafts
F18135CF
Tuesday, Nov 6, 9:30 - 11 am

Pre-Registration is now required. Space is limited, please be sure to register online or call at 302-239-2334.

Learn the monarch life cycle and celebrate el Dia de los Muertos, this is the time of year that the monarchs return to Mexico! Led by DNS Staff

Members: $6, Others: $10
Meets at Ashland Nature Center, 3511 Barley Mill Road Hockessin, DE 19707 (302) 239-2334

Parental supervision is required (no additional fee).
11/06/2018 - 11/06/2018
9:30AM - 11:00AM
at: Ashland
age: 2-5
birding, Hiking, Botany, Insects, Preschool
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Wednesday, Nov 7, 10 - 11:30 am

Explore the great outdoors! Parents and children will enjoy hands-on nature experiences through stories, activities, and games. Led by Karen Hammer

Members: $4, Others: $7

Meets at Abbott's Mill, 15411 Abbott's Pond Road, Milford, DE, 19963 (302) 422-0847

11/07/2018 - 11/07/2018
10:00AM - 11:30AM
at: Abbotts Mill
age: 2-5
Series
F18340AM
Friday, Nov 9, 9:30 - 11 am

Pre-Registration is now required. Space is limited, please be sure to register online or call at 302-239-2334.

Nature is preparing for winter - what does it take to be ready? Led by DNS Staff

Members: $6, Others: $10
Meets at Ashland Nature Center, 3511 Barley Mill Road Hockessin, DE 19707 (302) 239-2334

Parental supervision is required (no additional fee).
11/09/2018 - 11/09/2018
9:30AM - 11:00AM
at: Ashland
age: 2-5
birding, Hiking, Botany, Insects, Preschool
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Tuesday, Nov 13, 9:30 - 11 am

Pre-Registration is now required. Space is extremely limited, please be sure to register online or call!
What animals can be found near the city? Take a walk on the Riverwalk and look for animals that make their home near the city. Which can you also find at your home? Enjoy an activity, craft and snack. Led by Val Walters

Members: $6, Others: $10
Meets at DuPont Environmental Education Center, 1400 Delmarva Lane Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 656-1490

Parental supervision is required (no additional fee).
11/13/2018 - 11/13/2018
9:30AM - 11:00AM
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: 2-5
Water, Arts/Crafts
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Wednesday, Nov 14, 10 - 11:30 am

Explore the great outdoors! Parents and children will enjoy hands-on nature experiences through stories, activities, and games. Led by Karen Hammer

Members: $4, Others: $7

Meets at Abbott's Mill, 15411 Abbott's Pond Road, Milford, DE, 19963 (302) 422-0847

11/14/2018 - 11/14/2018
10:00AM - 11:30AM
at: Abbotts Mill
age: 2-5
Series
F18341AM
Friday, Nov 16, 9:30 - 11 am

Pre-Registration is now required. Space is extremely limited, please be sure to register online or call!
Let's learn some new games to play in the garden, especially Hoots Hollow. Led by Shweta Arya

Members: $6, Others: $10
Meets at DuPont Environmental Education Center, 1400 Delmarva Lane Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 656-1490

Parental supervision is required (no additional fee).
11/16/2018 - 11/16/2018
9:30AM - 11:00AM
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: 2-5
Water, Arts/Crafts
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Tuesday, Nov 20, 9:30 - 11 am

Pre-Registration is now required. Space is extremely limited, please be sure to register online or call at 302-239-2334!

O is for Overalls - a outfit favorite for farmers! Wear your own overalls if you have them for a morning of fun at the farm! Led by Judi Vanderwerff

Members: $6, Others: $10
Coverdale Farm Preserve, 543 Way Road Greenville, DE 19807 (302) 239-2334

Parental supervision is required (no additional fee).
11/20/2018 - 11/20/2018
9:30AM - 11:00AM
at: Coverdale Farm
age: 2-5
Animals, Farming/Gardening, Botany, Insects, Arts & Crafts
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Wednesday, Nov 14, 10 - 11:30 am

Explore the great outdoors! Parents and children will enjoy hands-on nature experiences through stories, activities, and games. Led by Karen Hammer

Members: $4, Others: $7

Meets at Abbott's Mill, 15411 Abbott's Pond Road, Milford, DE, 19963 (302) 422-0847

11/21/2018 - 11/21/2018
10:00AM - 11:30AM
at: Abbotts Mill
age: 2-5
Series
F18342AM
Tuesday, Nov 27, 9:30 - 11 am

Pre-Registration is now required. Space is limited, please be sure to register online or call at 302-239-2334.
Bet you never knew what you could do with pumpkin seeds. Bake 'em. Eat 'em. Color 'em and make a mmosaic! Led by Judy Montgomery

Members: $6, Others: $10
Meets at Ashland Nature Center, 3511 Barley Mill Road Hockessin, DE 19707 (302) 239-2334

Parental supervision is required (no additional fee).
11/27/2018 - 11/27/2018
9:30AM - 11:00AM
at: Ashland
age: 2-5
birding, Hiking, Botany, Insects, Preschool
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Friday, Nov 30, 9:30 - 11 am

Pre-Registration is now required. Space is limited, please be sure to register online or call at 302-239-2334.
Rocks are nature's treasures - see how many we can find and start your own mini-rock collection! Led by Judy Montgomery

Members: $6, Others: $10
Meets at Ashland Nature Center, 3511 Barley Mill Road Hockessin, DE 19707 (302) 239-2334

Parental supervision is required (no additional fee).
11/30/2018 - 11/30/2018
9:30AM - 11:00AM
at: Ashland
age: 2-5
birding, Hiking, Botany, Insects, Preschool
F18039AS
Tuesday, Dec 4, 9:30 - 11 am

Pre-Registration is now required. Space is extremely limited, please be sure to register online or call!
>br> Use your sense of hearing to learn about the marsh in winter. Let's have a sound scavenger hunt! Enjoy an activity, craft and snack. Led by DEEC Staff

Members: $6, Others: $10
Meets at DuPont Environmental Education Center, 1400 Delmarva Lane Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 656-1490

Parental supervision is required (no additional fee).
12/04/2018 - 12/04/2018
9:30AM - 11:00AM
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: 2-5
Water, Arts/Crafts
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Tuesday, Dec 11, 9:30 - 11 am

Pre-Registration is now required. Space is extremely limited, please be sure to register online or call at 302-239-2334!

R is for Rest. The farm rests during the colder months, but that does not mean there aren't adventures to be had! Discover how we care for the animals and prepare for spring in the coldest months. Led by Judi Vanderwerff

Members: $6, Others: $10
Coverdale Farm Preserve, 543 Way Road Greenville, DE 19807 (302) 239-2334

Parental supervision is required (no additional fee).
12/11/2018 - 12/11/2018
9:30AM - 11:00AM
at: Coverdale Farm
age: 2-5
Animals, Farming/Gardening, Botany, Insects, Arts & Crafts
F18137CF
Tuesday, Dec 18, 9:30 - 11 am

Pre-Registration is now required. Space is limited, please be sure to register online or call at 302-239-2334.

Animals are getting ready for their long winter's nap. Let's learn how they do this. Led by DNS Staff

Members: $6, Others: $10
Meets at Ashland Nature Center, 3511 Barley Mill Road Hockessin, DE 19707 (302) 239-2334

Parental supervision is required (no additional fee).
12/18/2018 - 12/18/2018
9:30AM - 11:00AM
at: Ashland
age: 2-5
birding, Hiking, Botany, Insects, Preschool
F18040AS