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Pre-School Classes

YOUNG EXPLORERS- Amazing Animals Series for ages 3-6

Location:  Bob Jones Nature Center & Preserve
Number of Participants: Min 4 - Max 12

Cost: $40 per child per class

Children will explore nature through hands-on activities, science experiments, nature lessons, stories, hikes, and crafts. Please wear close toed shoes, clothing appropriate for outdoor weather, and bring water in a refillable container appropriate for a child to carry on their own. Course topics are carefully chosen to allow children to experience many of these animals at their most active or interesting times during their life cycle.

A wholesome natural snack will be provided. Please let us know ahead of time if allergies or food sensitivities are an issue.

**For young 3's who need a shorter class time and support from a Mom or Dad type, please check out or Babes in the Woods classes.

***All children must be potty independent to attend Young Explorers.

Classes may be purchased individually or in a series at a slight discount. Tuition for any individual monthly series (4 classes) is $150. Tuition for the entire Amazing Animal series (20 classes) is $710.

Make-ups are possible, but must take place in the same week of the missed class and as long as class size can accommodate.

January - Predatory Mammals

 

Week 1: Coyotes in the Cold

 

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday January 7 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Wednesday January 8 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Friday January 10 9:00am - 12:00pm $40

 

Week 2: Foxes in the Frost

 

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday January 14 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Wednesday January 15 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Friday January 17 9:00am - 12:00pm $40

 

Week 3: Bobcats Brrr

 

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday January 21 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Wednesday January 22 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Friday January 24 9:00am - 12:00pm $40

Week 4: Cool Cougars

 

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday January 28 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Wednesday January 29 9:00am - 12:00pm

$40

Friday

January 31 9:00am - 12:00pm

$40

February - Birds!

 

 

Week 5: Backyard Birdwatching

 

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday February 4 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Wednesday February 5 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Friday February 7 9:00am - 12:00pm $40

 

Week 6: Lovely Ducks and Friends

 

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday February 11 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Wednesday February 12 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Friday February 14 9:00am - 12:00pm $40

 

Week 7: Regal Eagles and Other Birds of Prey

 

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday February 18 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Wednesday February 19 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Friday February 21 9:00am - 12:00pm $40

 

Week 8: Let the Nesting Begin!

 

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday February 25 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Wednesday February 26 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Friday February 28 9:00am - 12:00pm $40

March - Arachnids and Arthropods

 

 

Week 9: Spectacular Spiders

 

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday March 4 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Wednesday March 5 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Friday March 7 9:00am - 12:00pm $40

 

Week 10: Lucky Ladybugs and Other Beneficials

 

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday March 11 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Wednesday March 12 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Friday March 14 9:00am - 12:00pm $40

 

Week 11: Bumblebees and Butterflies

 

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday March 18 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Wednesday March 19 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Friday March 21 9:00am - 12:00pm $40

 

Week 12: Springy Springtails and Other Decomposers

 

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday March 25 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Wednesday March 26 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Friday March 28 9:00am - 12:00pm $40

April - Spring Babies 

 

 

Week 13: Hatching Herps (think Reptiles and Amphibians!)

 

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday April 1 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Wednesday April 2 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Friday April 4 9:00am - 12:00pm $40

 

Week 14: Tadpoles to Toads

 

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday April 8 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Wednesday April 9 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Friday April 11 9:00am - 12:00pm $40

 

Week 15: Snakes AWAKE!

 

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday April 15 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Wednesday April 16 9:00am - 12:00pm $40

Week 16: Alligators, Lizards and Turtles... Oh My!

 

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday April 29 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Wednesday April 30 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Friday May 2 9:00am - 12:00pm $40

May - Life in Micro!

 

 

Week 17: Soil Life

 

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday May 6 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Wednesday May 7 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Friday May 9 9:00am - 12:00pm $40

 

Week 18: Pond Life

 

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday May 13 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Wednesday May 14 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Friday May 16 9:00am - 12:00pm $40

 

Week 19: Prairie Life

 

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday May 20 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Wednesday May 21 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Friday May 23 9:00am - 12:00pm $40

 

Week 20: Life in a Garden

 

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday May 27 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Wednesday May 28 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Friday May 30 9:00am - 12:00pm $40

BABES IN THE WOODS- Amazing Animal Series for ages 18 months - 3 years (Plus Adult)

 

Location: Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve

Class Size: Min 4 - Max 10

Cost$9 per child per class

Are you looking for a way to provide positive and meaningful experiences with the natural world for your young child? Look no further! We know that for children to develop a true appreciation for nature and environmental awareness, exposure to these principles needs to begin early. Allow us to help your child experience the beauty and awe of butterflies and birds; to see spiders as fascinating and important rather than something to feel squeamish about; to see snakes and understand that they play an important role in our world and are to be respected rather than feared; and also to know why it is important to tread lightly on our Earth and observe it with care.

Babes in the Woods offers a unique transition experience from time spent with caregivers alone, to more independence in a class setting with other children. Toddlers, 18 months to young 3's, will appreciate getting dirty, being active, experiencing wildlife in a natural setting, listening to stories, and engaging in a variety of planet approved hands-on activities. All of this, while in the company of an experienced instructor as well as a grown-up partner from home, allows your child to feel secure as they spread their wings to becoming a more independent person. Bring your camera, make some memories, and enjoy this special time with your wee one.

Please bring a refillable water bottle. Dress in closed toed shoes and clothes appropriate for the given weather conditions.

**For older 3's ready for a longer class time without an adult partner, our Young Explorers classes are the perfect next step.

January - Predatory Mammals

 

Week 1: Coyotes in the Cold

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday January 7 9:15am - 10:00am $9
Wednesday January 8 9:15am - 10:00am $9

 

Week 2: Foxes in the Frost 

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday January 14 9:15am - 10:00am $9
Wednesday January 15 9:15am - 10:00am $9

 

Week 3: Bobcats Brrr 

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday January 21 9:15am - 10:00am $9
Wednesday January 22 9:15am - 10:00am $9

 

Week 4: Cool Cougars

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday January 28 9:15am - 10:00am $9
Wednesday January 29 9:15am - 10:00am

$9

 

February - Birds! 

 

Week 5: Backyard Birdwatching

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday February 4 9:15am - 10:00am $9
Wednesday February 5 9:15am - 10:00am $9

 

Week 6: Lovely Ducks and Friends 

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday February 11 9:15am - 10:00am $9
Wednesday February 12 9:15am - 10:00am $9

 

Week 7: Regal Eagles and Other Birds of Prey 

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday February 18 9:15am - 10:00am $9
Wednesday February 19 9:15am - 10:00am $9

 

Week 8: Let the Nesting Begin!

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday February 25 9:15am - 10:00am $9
Wednesday February 26 9:15am - 10:00am $9

 

March - Arachnids and Arthropods 

 

Week 9: Spectacular Spiders 

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday March 4 9:15am - 10:00am $9
Wednesday March 5 9:15am - 10:00am $9

 

Week 10: Lucky Ladybugs and Other Beneficials 

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday March 11 9:15am - 10:00am $9
Wednesday March 12 9:15am - 10:00am $9

 

Week 11: Bumblebees and Butterflies 

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday March 18 9:15am - 10:00am $9
Wednesday March 19 9:15am - 10:00am $9

 

Week 12: Springy Springtails and Other Decomposers

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday March 25 9:15am - 10:00am $9
Wednesday March 26 9:15am - 10:00am $9

 

April - Spring Babies 

 

Week 13: Hatching Herps (think Reptiles and Amphibians!) 

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday April 1 9:15am - 10:00am $9
Wednesday April 2 9:15am - 10:00am $9

 

Week 14: Tadpoles to Toads

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday April 8 9:15am - 10:00am $9
Wednesday April 9 9:15am - 10:00am $9

 

Week 15: Snakes AWAKE!

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday April 15 9:15am - 10:00am $9
Wednesday April 16 9:15am - 10:00am $9

 

Week 16: Alligators, Lizards and Turtles... Oh My!

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday April 29 9:15am - 10:00am $9
Wednesday April 30 9:15am - 10:00am $9

 

May - Life in Micro!

 

Week 17: Soil Life

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday May 6 9:15am - 10:00am $9
Wednesday May 7 9:15am - 10:00am $9

 

Week 18: Pond Life 

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday May 13 9:15am - 10:00am $9
Wednesday May 14 9:15am - 10:00am $9

 

Week 19: Prairie Life

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday May 20 9:15am - 10:00am $9
Wednesday May 21 9:15am - 10:00am $9

 

Week 20: Life in a Garden

Day Date Time Cost
Tuesday May 27 9:15am - 10:00am $9
Wednesday May 28 9:15am - 10:00am $9

News from the Nature Center

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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