Preschoolers Series

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.

Virtual Preschooler Series

In person preschool programs are on hold. Discover more activities to add fun to your social distancing.Continue discovering nature with your little one as we bring DelNature to you! Join us online for fun, safe, hands-on programs for preschoolers. Individual activities to vary by session but will include story time, virtual guided walks with a naturalist, meeting live animals, and crafts with materials lists provided in advance.

Join our Summer Camps and Sessions

Week-long, In Person

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Tuesday 10am & Friday 10am | Ages 3-5 | Registration Required
Parent Participation Required (free of charge)

When you register, you register for a pair of 2 separate live programs exploring the week’s theme.


Lorax Leaders

July 28, 10am & July 31, 10am

Enjoy The Lorax. Make a Truffula Tree and a Humming-fish. Learn how to stop Smogulous smoke and Gluppity-glupp. Unless!

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Wild About Water

August 4, 10am & August 7, 10am

Drip, drizzle, and splash your way through soggy stories, damp crafts, and sloppy experiments that teach you about the properties of water.

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Earth and Sky Adventures

August 11, 10am & August 14, 10am

Listen to stories found in the night sky. Build a rocket to fly around a constellation you create. Learn how the sun and moon affect Earth.

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Mad Scientists

August 18, 10am & August 21, 10am

Sticky, stinky, slimy, yucky. Those are the words we use to describe the weird things we’ll whip up in our dank, dungeon laboratory. No animals were harmed in performing these experiments because they thought of them first!

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Nature’s Builders

August 23, 10am & August 28, 10am

Become one of nature’s builders. Construct a chimney the way a crayfish does and explore a crayfish habitat. Discover how wasps make paper then make some paper of your own. Build a bomb (a seed bomb) and drop it on a bare spot outdoors, then watch the flowers grow.

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In Person Preschool Programs – On Hold

These programs take place September – May.

Green By Nature

Tuesdays & Fridays, 9:30 – 11 am
September – mid-June
Ages 2 – 5
Parent participation required, free of charge.
Locations alternate between Ashland Nature Center, Coverdale Farm Preserve, and DuPont Environmental Education Center.

Knee-High Naturalists

Wednesdays, 10 am – 11:30 am
September – May
Ages 2 – 5
Parent participation required, free of charge.
Abbott’s Mill Nature Center in Milford, DE.