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Phone: (812) 479-0771
Trails & Tales Preschool Program
Trails & Tales is a seasonal nature celebration that connects children ages 3-5 to their natural world. For 1 hour every week for 6 weeks at Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve, children will play and learn through indoor and outdoor exploratory activities and physical movements. Activities include stories, games, art projects and hands-on investigations. A caregiver must stay with the child during the class.
Pre-enrollment is required for the 6-week series, and space is limited to 15 children per class. Each series is $20 per child for members, or $30 per child for non-members.
Pre-enrollment is now open for the following series:
2017 Spring Series:
Habitats Are Home
Wednesdays, March 8 – April 19 – 6-7 pm (no class March 29)
OR Thursdays, March 9 – April 20 – 10-11 am (no class March 30)
To register at the Nature Center, please print this form and return to the Nature Center with your payment.
Bird Banding Workshops
Join us as we assist with an ongoing research and conservation project by catching, identifying, banding, and recording data on the birds of Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve. This unique, hands-on birding experience offers close-up encounters with wild birds. Workshops include demonstrations on banding techniques and bird identification. Participants often help release the birds into the wild. These workshops are free and are open to the public. See our calendar for upcoming workshop dates.
Drop by the nature center for short, family-friendly hikes and hands-on activities with Indiana Master Naturalist / Southwest Indiana Master Gardener Debbie Goedde. The program is free and no preregistration is required. See our calendar for upcoming dates.
Certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat Family Workshop
Parents and kids will learn and create together, discovering ways to turn their own backyards into a habitat for wildlife. This introductory workshop includes several hands-on projects. It covers the basic elements that every habitat needs.
Cost is $25 per family, up to 4 people; $5 per each additional participant. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.
See our calendar for upcoming dates.