Preschool Nature Programs


Muddy Shoes: Preschool Explorers - In Austin

Muddy Shoes: Preschool Explorers - In Bastrop

One day classes

Does your preschooler love playing outside?  Come track animals, munch on wild edibles, and call out at circling hawks this spring!  We won't miss a teachable moment as we explore the natural world together and wonder at the magic all around. 

Each day will include a sharing circle, story, and time to hike and explore.  We'll use developmentally appropriate games and activities to enrich our learning about the day's theme.  From frog eggs to fox tails, we'll be having fun and making new connections with every step!

Let's create, touch, watch, get quiet, be loud, move, build, climb, smell, and most importantly, DISCOVER.  Who knows where a shimmery spider web or incredible egret sighting could lead us for the day?  Your child will walk away with knowledge about local flora and fauna, new friendships, and an inspired sense of connection to nature! 


Picnics in the Park: A Day in Nature for Preschoolers (this program is not currently running)

Each session is 5 classes (Spring & Summer sessions)

Welcome to our exciting program, Picnics in the Park! Each week, we'll delve into a different piece of the nature puzzle. As we venture to natural areas throughout Austin, you’ll have a chance to explore all the surrounding flora and fauna, making your family true ‘Earth Natives'. 

We'll start with a nature-inspired craft, like celebrating the colors of the earth with soil paint, or exploring trees by stringing leaves onto yarn.  After crafting, we go exploring! 

Muddy shoes, leaf crowns and spider-sightings are our mission! We then gather for our picnic in the park and close with a story… Knowing a new adventure awaits us next week! Join us as an Earth Native instructor helps to open your young one’s heart and mind to the magic that lies within the wilderness. 


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