North Branch Nature Center

North Branch Nature Center

Explorers (ages 6-8) After-School Program

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North Branch Nature Center

Ages

6 - 8 yrs

Dates

Wed, Apr 28, 2021 - Jun 2, 2021

Time

1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT

Location

713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602

Capacity

10 students


Class Experience

Let your kids be kids on Wednesday afternoons at NBNC. Our Explorers and Trekkers programs offer kids time to explore the woods and fields, play stealth and awareness games, and learn outdoor skills with their peers. All of our time will be spent outdoors, only coming inside to access the bathroom or in the event of hazardous weather. Masks will be required when we are indoors as well as outdoors when social distancing is not possible.

Explorers (1st – 3rd graders; 6-8 years old) are playful adventurers. One week your child might forage for wild edibles and cook over an open fire, while the next week might find them deep in the woods, building shelters.

Trekkers (4th – 8th graders; 9-13 years old) adopt an off-trail mentality, using the local landscape to push their limits while practicing outdoor living skills such as tracking and fire-starting.

Both age groups focus on learning by doing, using all five senses. Thoughtful and loosely directed play in the woods helps kids develop a sense of place while unwinding with a peer group. Through cooperative games, exploration of various habitats, and team-building challenge projects, Trekkers and Explorers build a communal love for the outdoors, making NBNC the place to be on Wednesdays after school!

EACH GROUP IS LIMITED TO 10 PARTICIPANTS


Location

North Branch Nature Center

713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602