Calendar

Oct
24
Thu
Turtle Tots Preschool Adventure – Fantastic Fall @ Heckrodt Nature Center
Oct 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Explore the outdoors to find seeds, colored leaves, and other seasonal treasures.  Find out how animals get ready for the long, cold winter months.

Turtle Tots Preschool Adventure programs are designed to connect children ages 2-5 to nature in a naturalist-led setting, These programs include: Hands-on Stations, Process-based Art, and an outdoor experience. Dress for the weather.

Fee is $5/child paid in advance ($6 with credit card). Adult must attend with child. Registration and payment is required by the Friday before the program. There is no registration the day of the program. There are no refunds for missed programs.

Nov
21
Thu
Turtle Tots Preschool Adventure – Squirrel Capades @ Heckrodt Nature Center
Nov 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Squirrels are busily scampering about getting ready for winter.  Pretend to be a squirrel today, searching for acorns in the woods, finding good places to cache them and locating a nice warm leafy nest.

Turtle Tots Preschool Adventure programs are designed to connect children ages 2-5 to nature in a naturalist-led setting. These programs include: Hands-on Stations, Process-based Art, and an outdoor experience. Dress for the weather.

Fee is $5/child paid in advance ($6 with credit card). Adult must attend with child. Registration and payment is required by the Friday before the program. There is no registration the day of the program. There are no refunds for missed programs.

Nov
23
Sat
Hands on Discovery Day – Snakes! @ Heckrodt Nature Center
Nov 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come out to the Reserve and enjoy a Discovery Day learning about snakes!

  •  Journey through the life of a reptile;
  • Handle live snakes
  • Learn about their unique adaptations
  • Fun for the whole family

This is a collaborative program between Heckrodt Wetland Reserve and Steve Keller’s Traveling Snake Show.

Fee: $1/person,  advanced registration required.  Space is limited!

Dec
7
Sat
Children’s Christmas Gift Workshop – AM Session @ Heckrodt Nature Center
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Want to avoid the busy stores during the holiday season and have the children’s gifts all done in one day?  Then come join us and let your holiday anxieties melt away.  Kids will leave with 6 gifts wrapped and ready to give.  Hot cider and cookies will be provided.

Advanced registration required!!
$10/child ($11 with credit card) paid in advance

Children’s Christmas Gift Workshop – PM Session @ Heckrodt Nature Center
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Want to avoid the busy stores during the holiday season and have the children’s gifts all done in one day?  Then come join us and let your holiday anxieties melt away.  Kids will leave with 6 gifts wrapped and ready to give.  Hot cider and cookies will be provided.

Advanced registration required!!
$10/child ($11 with credit card) paid in advance

Dec
12
Thu
Turtle Tots Preschool Adventure – Birdies @ Heckrodt Nature Center
Dec 12 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Birds are unique animals that fly.  Come learn where they live and what they eat.  Then observe some at our bird feeding area.

Turtle Tots Preschool Adventure programs are designed to connect children ages 2-5 to nature in a naturalist-led setting. These programs include: Hands-on Stations, Process-based Art, and an outdoor experience. Dress for the weather.

Fee is $5/child paid in advance ($6 with credit card). Adult must attend with child. Registration and payment is required by the Friday before the program. There is no registration the day of the program. There are no refunds for missed programs.