Seven Ponds Nature Center

A Nature Sanctuary and Environmental Education Center

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Summer Field School


Have an adventure this summer at Seven Ponds!
Pee Wees and Parents (age 2-4 in company of an adult)
Pee Wees will have fun in nature doing activities, crafts, games, and walks. Suggestions for adults to use with children are also included. Fee for adult and child: $28.00 (members $24.00)
Fee: $28.00 (members $24.00)
Session I: June 20-23, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Session II: June 27-30, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Session III: July 11-14, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Wee Walkers (preschoolers at least 4 years old) Wee Walkers will have adventures discovering nature through exploration, investigation, and loads of fun.
Fee: $28.00 (members $24.00)
Session I: June 20-23, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Session II: June 27-30, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Session III: July 11-14, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Young Explorers (for children who have completed kindergarten)
This field school focuses on using the senses to explore nature. Lots of walks, activities, and crafts included.
Fee: $32.00 (members $28.00)
June 20-23, 10:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Field School 1 & 2 (for children completing grades 1 or 2) We will learn about the great out-of-doors using hands-on activities, games, crafts, and walks. We will also focus on the life cycles of the animals living around Seven Ponds. Fee: $36.00 (members $32.00)
Session I: June 27- 30, 9:30 - 12:00 p.m.
Session II: July 11-14, 9:30 - 12:00 p.m.

Field School 3 & 4 (for children completing grades 3 or 4) We will explore plant and animal habitats and some of the special features that plants and animals use to survive.
Fee: $42.00 (members $38.00)
Session I: July 18-21, 9:30-2:00 p.m.
Session II: July 25-28, 9:30-2:00 p.m.

Field School 5 & 6 (For children completing grades 5 and 6)
This week we will learn how animals find their way and we will sharpen OUR skills with maps and compass. Activities will include canoeing and a field trip to a nearby nature sanctuary.
Fee: $46.00 (members $42.00)
July 18-21, 9:30-3:00 p.m.

Junior Naturalists (For children in grades 7, 8 and 9) This week we will learn how animals find their way and we will sharpen OUR skills with maps and compass. Activities will include canoeing and a field trip to a nearby nature sanctuary.
Fee: $46.00 (members $42.00)
July 25 - 28 9:30-3:00 p.m.

Beginning Birdwatching (For children grades 4 – 7) Children will explore the center’s habitats in search of birds, learning about binoculars, field guides, checklists, life lists, and bird identification by sight, sound, and behavior. Bring binoculars or they will be provided. Limit 6 students.
Fee: $24.00 (members $22.00)
Thursday and Friday, June 15 & 16, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Head in the Clouds (For children grades K-2) Let’s look up and explore the fluffy white clouds in the sky, and all they tell us about the weather.
Fee: $6.00 (members $5.00)
Wednesday, June 21, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Pond Detectives (For children grades 4-6)
Come put your sleuth skills to the test as we explore the mysterious life in the pond.
Fee: $6.00 (members $5.00)
Wednesday, June 28, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Shell Shockin’ Fun (For children grades 3 and up)
Come take care of our shelled friends for an afternoon.You’ll get to hold and feed the turtles here as you learn how we take care of them, and you will learn some turtlely facts too. Limit 10 students.
Fee: $6.00 (members $5.00)
Friday, June 30, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm or Friday, July 14, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fairy Gardens (For children grades 2-6)
We will create our own gardens for the woodland fairies living near by.
Fee: $10.00 (members $8.00)
Tuesday, August 8, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Nature’s Puzzles (For children grades 4-7) This will be a fun morning learning how to use compasses and reading maps while solving mysteries and puzzles and doing scavenger hunts along the trails.
Fee: $6.00 (members $5.00)
Wednesday, August 9, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Canoe Clinic (For children ages 12 and up) Students will learn the basic strokes, including the j-stroke, and how to handle wind and other related obstacles. Canoes and PFDs are included. Bring a lunch, sunscreen, water, and hat.
Fee: $25.00 (members $ 22.00)
Thursday and Friday, August 10 and 11, 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Weather Science (For children grades 2-5) This will be a fun afternoon of exploring the wacky world of weather through hands-on investigations. We will make clouds in jars, tornados in bottles, and lots more.
Fee: $6.00 (members $5.00)
Thursday, August 10, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Knee-high Naturalists (For children ages 2 - 4 years)
We will learn all about the moon through songs, stories, crafts, and outdoor exploration, and there will also be time for a snack.
Fee: $7.00 (members $6.00)
Thursday, August 31, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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