Elementary Age Programs

  • Living with Wildlife
  • Adventure Club-Sunday Programs
  • School /Youth Group Programs
  • Grand & Me
  • Nature's Eggstravaganza
  • A Festival of Fairies

ADVENTURE CLUB for ages 5-9

Come take a Sunday afternoon break at the Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve. This class is designed to encourage children’s curiosity and concern about the natural world through hands-on activities, experiments, crafts and hikes.

Instructor: Monica Hutchins, mhutchins@bjnc.org
Location: Bob Jones Nature Center & Preserve
Ages: 5 - 9 year olds
Class Size: Min 4 - Max 8
Cost: $15.00


Sunday, January 13 2:00pm - 3:30pm Hippos & Rhinos $15
Sunday, January 27 2:00pm - 3:30pm Polar Bears $15
Sunday, February 10 2:00pm - 3:30pm Sea Otters $15
Sunday, February 24 2:00pm - 3:30pm Desert Life $15
Sunday, March 3 2:00pm - 3:30pm Earthworms $15
Sunday, March 24 2:00pm - 3:30pm Koala Bears $15
Sunday, April 14 2:00pm - 3:30pm Chameleons $15
Sunday, April 28 2:00pm - 3:30pm Odd-looking Insects $15
Sunday, May 5 2:00pm - 3:30pm Ant Lions $15
Sunday, May 19 2:00pm - 3:30pm Pond Life $15


The Bob Jones Nature Center offers opportunities for schools, home school groups and youth groups to explore the wonders of the Preserve.  Programs are available per program/tour leader availability.  Sessions include a program and guided tour.  Must be reserved three weeks in advance. 

Fees for program based on group requirements:
1 hour - $6 per youth
1 1/2 hour - $7 per youth
2 hours - $8 per youth

Call the Nature Center at 817.491.6333 or e-mail programs@bjnc.org for more information and/or to schedule a group.

NATURE'S EGGSTRAVAGANZA for ages 3 - 9 (plus an adult)

Spring into action as we hunt for a rainbow of eggs in the forest. We will learn about all our egg laying friends and their strange hiding places. Create a wacky spring bonnet and come join in the fun.

Instructor:Holly Gee, hgee@bjnc.org
Location: Bob Jones Nature Center & Preserve
Ages: 3 - 9 year olds (plus an adult partner with preschoolers)
Class Size: Min 5- Max 20
Cost: $15.00 (no cost for adult partner) 
Date: Saturday, March 23, noon to 3:00pm

Register through the City of Southlake HERE

A FESTIVAL OF FAIRIES for ages 3 - 9 (plus an adult)

Dance with the pixies and learn the secrets of the woodland nymphs as you join us for a Festival of Fairies! With wings on your back flit from crafts to games as you participate in the celebration. If you are feeling crafty, bring your own Gnome Home or build one there to enter in the competition.

Instructor: Holly Gee, hgee@bjnc.org
Location: Bob Jones Nature Center & Preserve
Ages: 3 - 9 year olds (plus an adult partner with preschoolers)
Class Size: Min 5 - Max 20
Cost: $15.00 (no cost for adult partner)
Date: Saturday, April 20, 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Register through the City of Southlake HERE



BJNC Highlights

Below is an excerpt from a recent feature in the Star-Telegram entitled, "Social Eyes: Naturally Sweet under the stars is Nov. 1st."

"Picture this: Delicious tastings from fab local top chefs, a gorgeous outdoor setting under the evening sky, live entertainment, star gazing, a lovely silent auction display and a crowd buzzing with enjoyment. What is it? The Naturally Sweet fundraiser on Nov. 1 benefiting the Bob Jones Nature Center in Southlake."

For the entire story, please visit: http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/10/12/6185413/social-eyes-naturally-sweet-under.html


CEAD Camp 2014

View photos from camp!

Naturally Sweet 6 is the Event of the Year! Find out more here.

Signage coming to Bluebird Trail thanks to Leadership Southlake! Check out this video to learn more.

NBC 5 aired a story on Talk Street about Bob Jones and the Nature Center in celebration of Black History Month on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 5:00 PM.
Here's a link to the related print story.

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