The classes, winter hikes and summer programs invite children to use their youthful energy to enjoy the outdoors. Seedlings will practice kindness towards all living beings, develop confidence by testing self-imposed limits, and work individually and cooperatively.

      

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Education and Play are at the heart of everything we do.

Toggle to explore our classes and summer programs.
BACKPACK BABY

Thursdays: 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Duration: Currently unavailable
Age: Parents/Caregivers with babies
(Birth to non-walking)

A 1 hour class for parents-caregivers of babies who are not yet walking. Strap on your baby and hike through trails as we sing, and take in the sights, smells and sounds of Avalon.

TENDERFOOT TODDLERS

Wednesdays: 10:00–11:00 a.m.
Duration: Currently Unavailable
Age: 15 months to 2.8 years at the start of program

Specially designed for the new or seasoned walker, we will explore Avalon in small segments concentrating on rocks, leaves, dirt and more! This is a parent, caregiver, grandparent/child class.

STICKS STONES AND STORIES: MONDAYS A.M. CLASS

Mondays: 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Duration: Currently Unavailable
Age: 3-4 years old along with a parent/guardian

Let’s look and listen to learn about our surroundings at Avalon while we walk, run and laugh our way through the fields. Stories and a creative project in the barn too!

STICKS STONES AND STORIES: MONDAYS P.M. CLASS

Mondays: 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Duration: Currently Unavailable
Age: 3-4 years old along with a parent/guardian

Let’s look and listen to learn about our surroundings at Avalon while we walk, run and laugh our way through the fields. Stories and a creative project in the barn too!

STICKS STONES AND STORIES: TUESDAYS CLASS

Tuesdays: 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Duration: Currently Unavailable
Age: 4-5 years old

Let’s look and listen to learn about our surroundings at Avalon while we walk, run and laugh our way through the fields. Stories and a creative project in the barn too!

NATURAL PATTERNS FOR KINDERGARTNERS

Mondays: 4:15–5:30 p.m.
Duration: Currently Unavailable
Age: For kindergartners only

This cozy group designed with the kindergartner in mind, will include hikes, stories and related projects. We will explore the beauty of Avalon together and seek out the hidden patterns of nature.

NATURAL PATTERNS FOR GRADES 1-2

Tuesdays: 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
Duration: Currently Unavailable
Age: Grades 1-2 only

Observe your surroundings to decipher nature’s hidden beauty. Make some new friends and become a nature detective while on our hikes.

NATURAL PATTERNS FOR GRADES 3-4

Tuesdays: 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
Duration: Currently Unavailable
Age: Grades 3-4 only

Observe your surroundings to decipher nature’s hidden beauty. Make some new friends and become a nature detective while on our hikes.

Inspirations for Grades 5-6

Wednesdays: 4:30–5:45 p.m.
Duration: Currently Unavailable
Age: Grades 5-6 only

Let’s hit the trails and explore Avalon. We’ll build, create and learn about the importance of nature in our world.

Connections

Wednesdays: 4:30-5:45 p.m.
Duration: Currently Unavailable
Age: Grade 7, 12-13 year olds

Building our adventurers a bridge to our fantastic Nature Initiative program at age 13! Miss Sue joins forces with members of the local environmental community to engage young adults in meaningful hands-on experiential learning. These learning sessions will be supplemented by time spent hiking and applying newly learned skills on the trails at Avalon. Participants will also have the opportunity to work alongside current Nature Initiative members during a select number of volunteer projects.

 
 

THE SEEDLING’S SUMMER 2020 SNAIL MAIL PROGRAM WAS A SUCCESS!

45 Seedlings participated from ages 4-12!  

Our topics included :Bug Patrol, Creature Feature, Weather Tracker & Map Me!
There were So many great journal entries and projects created by the kids!  Bravo.

HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL IN 2021 FOR IN PERSON SUMMER FUN! 

 

AVALON ADVENTURERS

Group size: 15
Age: Children entering Grades 4 through 6th
Cost: $50 per child
Monday through Thursday from 10am-12:30pm.

For the future environmentalists. We’ll head out into the woods, fields and visit the ponds to look more closely at the ecosystems of Avalon with a fun and creative twist.

AVALON EXPLORERS

Group size: 15
Age:
Children entering K through grade 3
Cost: $50 per child
Monday through Thursday from 10am-12:30pm.

Specially tailored for the younger visitors to Avalon. We’ll spend our days outside learning about the creatures at Avalon while making some awesome crafts and hiking!

Please contact Miss Sue with any questions.

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MEET MISS SUE

An avid lover of the outdoors, Sue Wahlert is a certified teacher with over 30 years of experience. She has spearheaded and taught our Seedlings programs for over six years. Sue’s BA in psychology and MS Ed. in special education lay the foundation for her work with children in preschools, elementary schools, museums and park settings.

The core of Miss Sue’s teaching philosophy revolves around the importance of play, compassion for others and community among children. These elements create a safe and nurturing setting for learning.

Memories of her childhood days and nights spent outside playing continue to energize Miss Sue. She enjoys backpacking, camping, hiking, gardening, canoeing, singing made up songs, and sitting by a campfire.

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