Kids In Nature Summer Programs

July & August, 10 am, Tuesdays & Saturdays.

Tuesday’s KIDS IN NATURE field trips are designed specifically for children and accompanying adult(s) to explore IHT preserves and other island locations with the help of our Environmental Educator, Martha Bell, and IHT volunteers. Participants will sharpen their observation and naturalist skills while enjoying time in the outdoors. Come prepared to hike, get dirty and, likely, wet. And don’t forget your Passport to the Preserves so you can collect more stamps! Unless otherwise noted, designed for children K-3rd grade, rain or shine. $5 suggested donations.

TUESDAYs at 10 am

July 2. Terrific Trees: Shore Acres Preserve

Terrific Trees and Super Shrubs, Let’s play Leaf Bingo! Maples, oak and birch will just be the beginning!  Which insects like which plants? Are there animals signs close by? There are discoveries to be made. Come join the fun! Shore Acres Preserve, 10 AM.

July 9. Ocean’s Edge: Causeway Beach

Low Tide Wonder. Come explore the shore where the sea’s treasures are revealed. Snails, clams and crabs maybe be hidden under mud or seaweed, until they are spotted by YOU! Come explore and be amazed by what lives at the edge of the sea. Causeway Beach, 10 AM.

July 16. Scavenger Hunt: Crockett Cove Preserve

Scavenger Hunt. Nature treasures will be discovered as we search the forested paths of Crockett Cove Woods. We will look under uprooted trees, down holes in the ground and under rocks for things hidden from your immediate view. Join the fun! Crockett Cove Preserve, 10 AM.

July 23. Low Tide Wonder: Tennis Preserve

Low Tide. Come explore the rocky coast!  Seaweed, periwinkles and mussels. Where are they hiding? Clams, barnacles and limpets! What else is there? Who lives where and WHY? Tennis Preserve, 10 AM.

July 30. Marvelous Maps: Lisa Tolman Wotton Preserve

Marvelous Maps. Let’s go! Mini maps, artist maps, and realistic maps. We find our way through IHT’s newest preserve using existing maps as we venture up hills, over streams and around boulders. There are discoveries to be made and we will creatively document land features and trails into our individual maps. Lisa Tolman Wotton Preserve, 10 AM.

August 6. Low Tide Wonder: Tennis Preserve

Low Tide. Come explore the rocky coast!  Seaweed, periwinkles and mussels. Where are they hiding? Clams, barnacles and limpets! What else is there? Who lives where and WHY? Tennis Preserve, 10 AM.

August 13. Terrific Trees: Shore Acres Preserve

Terrific Trees and Super Shrubs, Let’s play Leaf Bingo! Maples, oak and birch will just be the beginning!  Which insects like which plants? Are there animals signs close by? There are discoveries to be made. Come join the fun! Shore Acres Preserve, 10 AM.

SATURDAYs at 10 am

July 13. Forest Forts: Lily Pond Park, Quaco Road Entrance

Forest Forts. Come play in the woods building and making discoveries along the way. Simple forts will be constructed with sticks, leaves and other natural materials supplied by the natural world. Most important ingredient? Children’s imaginations- where the possibilities are endless! Lily Pond Park, Quacco Rd. entrance, 10 AM.

August 3. Incredible Insects! Mariner’s Memorial Park

Incredible Insects. We will dive into the world of insects. Let’s look for ants, spittle bugs, grasshoppers, bees, crickets, and maybe even a praying mantis! Bug boxes and magnifying lenses will open our eyes to amazing tools of insect survival. Mariner’s Park, 10 AM.