Spend one Sunday afternoon per month with a Duke Farms Educator learning all about the wonders of nature. Each Junior Naturalist (accompanied by an adult) will explore our habitats in every season and learn about a different nature topic each month.
These programs are designed for families with children in grades K-6. At least 1 adult must accompany each child during this program, with no more than two adults accompanying each child. Please note that we cannot accommodate any children who are not currently in Kindergarten. This includes the younger siblings of any registered K through 6 participant as well as any toddlers or babies in arms, carriers, slings or strollers.
ACCOMPANYING ADULTS ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO REGISTER.
Part of each program is spent indoors learning about the topic of the month. Then we go outdoors to explore nature in the field. Appropriate shoes are required and this program will run rain or shine, so please dress for the weather!
Mini-series 1 Schedule:
(All classes are held on Sundays from 1:00pm to 3:00pm)
January 8: Winter, A Tale of Survival
Students will be introduced to some of the more common wild residents of Duke Farms and their adaptations for surviving through the winter. We will take to the field and search for wildlife (or signs of wildlife) that are active all through the winter.
February 5: Birds at My Feeder
Students will be introduced to the birds that stay active around Duke Farms all winter. Bird Food and Bird Feeding through the winter will be explored. We will go out and observe birds with binoculars and begin to learn ways to identify the birds that visit our feeders.
March 12: Signs of Spring
Even though it may still look like winter outside, spring is really not far away. Join a Naturalist on a scavenger hunt to find the telltale signs of spring at Duke Farms.
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Duke Farms serves as a model of environmental stewardship and inspires visitors to become informed stewards of the land. It is a place of education, enjoyment and research that enhances the environmental health of the region.