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Green By Nature Preschool

Tuesdays, 9:30 – 11 am
Sites alternate between Ashland Nature Center, Coverdale Farm Preserve, & DuPont Environmental Education Center
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Knee-High Naturalists Preschool

Wednesdays Sep – May, 10 am – 11:30 am
Abbott's Mill Nature Center, Milford, DE
Register for 1 month blocks of classes below.

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Toads are trilling and hopping in Ashland's marsh! Look for toad eggs & tadpoles, and learn how they grow. Meet real toads and play a game of "Hop or Stop!" Led by Judy Montgomery

Tuesday, April 4, 9:30 - 11 am
Members: $6, Others: $10
Meets at Ashland Nature Center, 3511 Barley Mill Road Hockessin, DE 19707 (302) 239-2334

Part of the Green by Nature Preschool Series where classes are held every Tuesday at alternating sites including Ashland Nature Center, DuPont Environmental Education Center, and Coverdale Farm Preserve. Parental supervision is required (no additional fee).
04/04/2017 - 04/04/2017
9:30AM - 11:00AM
at: Ashland
age: 2-5
animals, series
W17032AS
Spring Has Sprung at Abbott's! Join Abbott's as we invite families to explore the great outdoors! Parents and children will enjoy hands-on nature experiences through stories and actvities. Led by DNS Staff.

Wednesday, April 5, 10 - 11:30am
Members: $4, Others: $7
Meets at Abbott's Mill, 15411 Abbott's Pond Road, Milford, DE, 19963 (302) 422-0847

Part of the Green by Nature Knee High Naturalists Series for ABbott's Mill: Celebrate spring each week with a Denise Fleming award-winning classic picture book! Parent and children will enjoy hands-on nature experiences through songs, stories, and games with an Abbott's Teacher Naturalist. Classes are held every Wednesday in April, and include a craft and snack.
04/05/2017 - 04/05/2017
10:00AM - 11:30AM
at: Abbotts Mill
age: 2-5
Series
W17330AM
Let’s catch some sun! Walk through the garden and find materials to use to make a beautiful sun catcher…right in time for the abundant spring sunshine. Read a book and enjoy a snack with our bright and shiny springtime friends. Led by Shweta Arya.

Tuesday, April 11, 9:30 - 11 am
Members: $6, Others: $10
Meets at DuPont Environmental Education Center, 1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 656-1490

Part of the Green by Nature Preschool Series where classes are held every Tuesday at alternating sites including Ashland Nature Center, DuPont Environmental Education Center, and Coverdale Farm Preserve. Parental supervision is required (no additional fee).
04/11/2017 - 04/11/2017
9:30AM - 11:00AM
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: 2-5
Series, Preschool, arts/crafts
W17232DC
Spring Has Sprung at Abbott's! Join Abbott's as we invite families to explore the great outdoors! Parents and children will enjoy hands-on nature experiences through stories and actvities. Led by DNS Staff.

Wednesday, April 12, 10 - 11:30am
Members: $4, Others: $7
Meets at Abbott's Mill, 15411 Abbott's Pond Road, Milford, DE, 19963 (302) 422-0847

Part of the Green by Nature Knee High Naturalists Series for ABbott's Mill: Celebrate spring each week with a Denise Fleming award-winning classic picture book! Parent and children will enjoy hands-on nature experiences through songs, stories, and games with an Abbott's Teacher Naturalist. Classes are held every Wednesday in April, and include a craft and snack.
04/12/2017 - 04/12/2017
10:00AM - 11:30AM
at: Abbotts Mill
age: 2-5
Series
W17331AM
Tuesday, April 18, 9:30 - 11 am

Who lays eggs on the farm? After a visit to our feathered friends, let’s see how many eggs you can find. Led by DNS Staff

Members: $6, Others: $10
Meets at Coverdale Farm Preserve, 543 Way Road Greenville, DE 19807

Part of the Green by Nature Preschool Series where classes are held every Tuesday at alternating sites including Ashland Nature Center, DuPont Environmental Education Center, and Coverdale Farm Preserve. Parental supervision is required (no additional fee).
04/18/2017 - 04/18/2017
9:30AM - 11:00AM
at: Coverdale Farm
age: 2-5
Animals, Arts & Crafts, Gardening/Farming, series
W17132CF
Spring Has Sprung at Abbott's! Join Abbott's as we invite families to explore the great outdoors! Parents and children will enjoy hands-on nature experiences through stories and actvities. Led by DNS Staff.

Wednesday, April 19, 10 - 11:30am
Members: $4, Others: $7
Meets at Abbott's Mill, 15411 Abbott's Pond Road, Milford, DE, 19963 (302) 422-0847

Part of the Green by Nature Knee High Naturalists Series for ABbott's Mill: Celebrate spring each week with a Denise Fleming award-winning classic picture book! Parent and children will enjoy hands-on nature experiences through songs, stories, and games with an Abbott's Teacher Naturalist. Classes are held every Wednesday in April, and include a craft and snack.
04/19/2017 - 04/19/2017
10:00AM - 11:30AM
at: Abbotts Mill
age: 2-5
Series
W17332AM
Look very carefully to spot these masters of camoufage. What tricks do they use to hide and how many can we find? Meet a box turtle and corn snake and watch how they "disappear!" Led by Judy Montgomery

Tuesday, April 25, 9:30 - 11 am
Members: $6, Others: $10
Meets at Ashland Nature Center, 3511 Barley Mill Road Hockessin, DE 19707 (302) 239-2334

Part of the Green by Nature Preschool Series where classes are held every Tuesday at alternating sites including Ashland Nature Center, DuPont Environmental Education Center, and Coverdale Farm Preserve. Parental supervision is required (no additional fee).
04/25/2017 - 04/25/2017
9:30AM - 11:00AM
at: Ashland
age: 2-5
animals, series
W17033AS
Spring Has Sprung at Abbott's! Join Abbott's as we invite families to explore the great outdoors! Parents and children will enjoy hands-on nature experiences through stories and actvities. Led by DNS Staff.

Wednesday, April 26, 10 - 11:30am
Members: $4, Others: $7
Meets at Abbott's Mill, 15411 Abbott's Pond Road, Milford, DE, 19963 (302) 422-0847

Part of the Green by Nature Knee High Naturalists Series for ABbott's Mill: Celebrate spring each week with a Denise Fleming award-winning classic picture book! Parent and children will enjoy hands-on nature experiences through songs, stories, and games with an Abbott's Teacher Naturalist. Classes are held every Wednesday in April, and include a craft and snack.
04/26/2017 - 04/26/2017
10:00AM - 11:30AM
at: Abbotts Mill
age: 2-5
Series
W17333AM
Tuesday, May 2, 9:30 - 11 am

Find bluegills, mummichogs, pumpkin seeds and more in our tidal ponds. Examine fish up close, touch their slippery scales and count their fins. Listen to a fish tale and eat a slippery snack. Led by Shweta Arya

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

Part of the Green by Nature Preschool Series where classes are held Tuesdays at alternating sites including Ashland Nature Center, DuPont Environmental Education Center, and Coverdale Farm Preserve. Parental supervision is required (no additional fee).
05/02/2017 - 05/02/2017
9:30AM - 11:00AM
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: 2-5
Water, Series, Arts/Crafts
U17230DC
Spring Friends in the Forest! Join Abbott's as we invite families to explore the great outdoors! Parents and children will enjoy hands-on nature experiences through stories and actvities. Led by DNS Staff.

Wednesday, May 3, 10 - 11:30am
Members: $4, Others: $7
Meets at Abbott's Mill, 15411 Abbott's Pond Road, Milford, DE, 19963 (302) 422-0847

Part of the Green by Nature Knee High Naturalists Series for ABbott's Mill: Celebrate spring each week with a Denise Fleming award-winning classic picture book! Parent and children will enjoy hands-on nature experiences through songs, stories, and games with an Abbott's Teacher Naturalist. Classes are held every Wednesday in April, and include a craft and snack.
05/03/2017 - 05/03/2017
10:00AM - 11:30AM
at: Abbotts Mill
age: 2-5
Series
U17334AM
Tuesday, May 9, 9:30- 11:00 am

Come visit all the mommies and the daddies on the farm and meet their little babies! Get ready to feel, feed, and frolic with everyone you meet! Led by DNS Staff

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

Part of the Green by Nature Preschool Series where classes are held Tuesdays at alternating sites including Ashland Nature Center, DuPont Environmental Education Center, and Coverdale Farm Preserve. Parental supervision is required (no additional fee).
05/09/2017 - 05/09/2017
9:30AM - 11:00AM
at: Coverdale Farm
age: 2-5
Series, Animals, Farming/Gardening, Botany, Arts & Crafts
U17130CF
Spring Friends in the Forest! Join Abbott's as we invite families to explore the great outdoors! Parents and children will enjoy hands-on nature experiences through stories and actvities. Led by DNS Staff.

Wednesday, May 10, 10 - 11:30am
Members: $4, Others: $7
Meets at Abbott's Mill, 15411 Abbott's Pond Road, Milford, DE, 19963 (302) 422-0847

Part of the Green by Nature Knee High Naturalists Series for ABbott's Mill: Celebrate spring each week with a Denise Fleming award-winning classic picture book! Parent and children will enjoy hands-on nature experiences through songs, stories, and games with an Abbott's Teacher Naturalist. Classes are held every Wednesday in April, and include a craft and snack.
05/10/2017 - 05/10/2017
10:00AM - 11:30AM
at: Abbotts Mill
age: 2-5
Series
U17335AM
Tuesday, May 16, 9:30 - 11 am

Songbirds brighten the gatrdens and forest trails. We'll look for these colorful feathered friends as we walk, and play a matching game. Take home a bird book that you can color. Led by Judy Montgomery

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

Part of the Green by Nature Preschool Series where classes are held Tuesdays at alternating sites including Ashland Nature Center, DuPont Environmental Education Center, and Coverdale Farm Preserve. Parental supervision is required (no additional fee).
05/16/2017 - 05/16/2017
9:30AM - 11:00AM
at: Ashland
age: 2-5
birding, Hiking, series
U17030AS
Spring Friends in the Forest! Join Abbott's as we invite families to explore the great outdoors! Parents and children will enjoy hands-on nature experiences through stories and actvities. Led by DNS Staff.

Wednesday, May 17, 10 - 11:30am
Members: $4, Others: $7
Meets at Abbott's Mill, 15411 Abbott's Pond Road, Milford, DE, 19963 (302) 422-0847

Part of the Green by Nature Knee High Naturalists Series for ABbott's Mill: Celebrate spring each week with a Denise Fleming award-winning classic picture book! Parent and children will enjoy hands-on nature experiences through songs, stories, and games with an Abbott's Teacher Naturalist. Classes are held every Wednesday in April, and include a craft and snack.
05/17/2017 - 05/17/2017
10:00AM - 11:30AM
at: Abbotts Mill
age: 2-5
Series
U17336AM
Tuesday, May 23, 9 - 10:30 am

Find bluegills, mummichogs, pumpkin seeds and more in our tidal ponds. Examine fish up close, touch their slippery scales and count their fins. Listen to a fish tail and eat a slippery snack. How many fish can you find? Led by Valerie Walters

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

Part of the Green by Nature Preschool Series where classes are held Tuesdays at alternating sites including Ashland Nature Center, DuPont Environmental Education Center, and Coverdale Farm Preserve. Parental supervision is required (no additional fee).
05/23/2017 - 05/23/2017
9:30AM - 11:00AM
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: 2-5
Water, Series, Arts/Crafts
U17231DC
Spring Friends in the Forest! Join Abbott's as we invite families to explore the great outdoors! Parents and children will enjoy hands-on nature experiences through stories and actvities. Led by DNS Staff.

Wednesday, May 24, 10 - 11:30am
Members: $4, Others: $7
Meets at Abbott's Mill, 15411 Abbott's Pond Road, Milford, DE, 19963 (302) 422-0847

Part of the Green by Nature Knee High Naturalists Series for ABbott's Mill: Celebrate spring each week with a Denise Fleming award-winning classic picture book! Parent and children will enjoy hands-on nature experiences through songs, stories, and games with an Abbott's Teacher Naturalist. Classes are held every Wednesday in April, and include a craft and snack.
05/24/2017 - 05/24/2017
10:00AM - 11:30AM
at: Abbotts Mill
age: 2-5
Series
U17337AM
Tuesday, May 30, 9:30 - 11 am

We'll dig for roots and take a closer look at the "head, arms, and feet" of a plant! Can you count its leaves? Let's explore together! Led by Rob Wiest

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

Part of the Green by Nature Preschool Series where classes are held Tuesdays at alternating sites including Ashland Nature Center, DuPont Environmental Education Center, and Coverdale Farm Preserve. Parental supervision is required (no additional fee).
05/30/2017 - 05/30/2017
9:30AM - 11:00AM
at: Coverdale Farm
age: 2-5
Animals, Farming/Gardening, Botany, Insects, Arts & Crafts, Series
U17131CF
Spring Friends in the Forest! Join Abbott's as we invite families to explore the great outdoors! Parents and children will enjoy hands-on nature experiences through stories and actvities. Led by DNS Staff.

Wednesday, May 31, 10 - 11:30am
Members: $4, Others: $7
Meets at Abbott's Mill, 15411 Abbott's Pond Road, Milford, DE, 19963 (302) 422-0847

Part of the Green by Nature Knee High Naturalists Series for ABbott's Mill: Celebrate spring each week with a Denise Fleming award-winning classic picture book! Parent and children will enjoy hands-on nature experiences through songs, stories, and games with an Abbott's Teacher Naturalist. Classes are held every Wednesday in April, and include a craft and snack.
05/31/2017 - 05/31/2017
10:00AM - 11:30AM
at: Abbotts Mill
age: 2-5
Series
U17338AM
Tuesday, June 6, 9:30 - 11 am

Every creature has it's own pace....who is fast and who is slow? Take a walk along our trail, and collect creatures for a "race." Meet turtles and a lizard, and play "Fast or Slow". Led by Judy Montgomery

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

Part of the Green by Nature Preschool Series where classes are held Tuesdays at alternating sites including Ashland Nature Center, DuPont Environmental Education Center, and Coverdale Farm Preserve. Parental supervision is required (no additional fee).
06/06/2017 - 06/06/2017
9:30AM - 11:00AM
at: Ashland
age: 2-5
birding, Hiking, series
U17031AS
Tuesday, June 13, 9:30 - 11 am

Slow and steady wins the race. Learn about the turtles that call DEEC home and guess which turtle will win the DEEC turtle race. Make a shelly craft and eat a secret snack. Led by Shweta Arya

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

Part of the Green by Nature Preschool Series where classes are held Tuesdays at alternating sites including Ashland Nature Center, DuPont Environmental Education Center, and Coverdale Farm Preserve. Parental supervision is required (no additional fee).
06/13/2017 - 06/13/2017
9:30AM - 11:00AM
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: 2-5
Series, water, Arts/Crafts
U17232DC

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