Tuesday Preschool at Halyburton Park (Ages 2.5-5)*

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Halyburton Park 

Tuesdays 8:30am-12:30pm
26 Weeks: October 16, 2018 – May 28, 2019 (Last two weeks of May are makeup days)

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Play is the work of the preschool age child. At Nature Connect we foster a child’s sense of wonder and play through games, songs and stories. Each day has a theme that explores the natural world through movement, play and curiosity. Crafts using materials found in the woods help to develop fine motor skills and an appreciation for our natural resources. Children are also introduced to plant, animal, and bird, identification through stories and direct observation. We lay the foundation for healthy risk-taking by helping preschoolers explore their physical and problem-solving abilities. Check out our tadpoles blog here.

 

*Adventurous 2-Year-olds and children still in diapers are welcome for this drop-off program. 

 

Tuition: $157/month

A nonrefundable $150 deposit towards tuition is due upon registration to secure your child's spot.

Siblings will receive a $25 discount on total tuition.

 

Financial aid is available. Please register for program before applying for financial aid.

Applications for financial aid are due one month prior to program start date.

 

Want to try it out for a day? Register for a trial day!

($45 day rate will apply - please register with at least one week notice.)

 

Friday Forest Families (Ages 0-5)

with an adult family member or friend. Older siblings also welcome.

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Abbey Nature Preserve

Fridays 9:30am-11:00am

Spring Session: 8 weeks: March 22, 2019 - May 24, 2019 (the last week is a makeup day)

 

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Forest Families is a great introduction to Nature Connect for young children, and a fun way for parents and other guardians to get involved! A typical day at Forest Families includes a short wander through the beautiful forests of Abbey Nature preserve, a picnic snack, stories, songs, crafts, games and more!

Tuition:

$177 for 8 weeks of classes

 

Tuition amounts include a nonrefundable $50 deposit, due upon registration to secure your spot.

 

Financial aid is available. Please register for program before applying for financial aid.

Applications for financial aid are due one month prior to program start date.

 

Want to try it out for a day? Register for a trial day!

($20 day rate will apply - please register with at least one week notice.)

Botany Everyday

Children of all ages are welcome, but the content of the class is geared towards adults and children ages 9 and up.

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When: Friday afternoons or Saturday mornings (dates and times TBA). First walk will be in late March 2019.

Where: Walks will be held at different locations around the Wilmington area

Plants are all around us. Poisonous hemlock grows adjacent to healing elderberry. Edible mint and mustard family plants grow up among the grass of our yards. Imagine if you could identify a plant based on its family characteristics, instead of learning each plant species by species! This is the premise behind Botany in a Day, a book by Thomas Elpel. With this knowledge, the (sometimes) overwhelming world of flora becomes a welcoming friend and resource. Explore this new world with a community of fellow enthusiasts on local plant walks guided by Kathryn Waple. 

 

Botany Everyday is a by-donation online course facilitated by well-known botanist marc williams. The online course runs from roughly late March to December. In conjunction with this online course, Kathryn Waple, Nature Connect NC Co-Director and Owner of Gray Cat Botanicals, will facilitate plant walks for adults and families in the Wilmington area.

 

Please fill out the interest form here. After registering, you will receive information when online courses are posted at www.botanyeveryday.com. After each online class is posted, our local plant walk will be scheduled on either a Friday afternoon or Saturday morning at different locations around the Wilmington area. There will be approximately 8-10 plant walks over the course of the program.

Tuition:

Suggested donation of $15/walk for family or individual. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

2018-2019 Preschool & Family Programs

Enrollment is open!

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