For our youngest naturalists, we're excited to present another year of the Mighty Acorns Club, a "meeting" of budding naturalists and their caregivers held on the third Thursday of every month of the school calendar year. Ages 3-5 are welcome to participate in this hands-on program intended to introduce participants to some of the many wonders of the natural world.
The first 2017 Mighty Acorns Club will take place on Thursday, January 19, from 10-11:30 a.m. at The Nature Museum. During this program, Wild About Bears, the Mighty Acorns will learn all about what bears eat, where they live, and how they survive in winter. Does your “bear cub” like blueberries? So do bears. Time outside along with a story and hands-on items will teach your child all about bears.
The February 16th Mighty Acorns Club features Snowshoeing and Winter Animal Adaptations. After a short lesson about how animals survive cold Vermont winters, the group will venture outside to learn how to use snowshoes. Is that an animal track we see? Who has been here, and where is that animal going? This is a great program to introduce your Mighty Acorn to snowshoeing, with time outside exploring and tromping through The Nature Museum’s field. Children’s snowshoes are available to borrow upon reservation for this program.
You are welcome to drop-in, but you'll save $2 by registering in advance online. And new for 2017: sign up for multiples sessions at one time!
Through stories, games, hands-on items, and crafts, Mighty Acorns helps children connect with nature. The cost per child is $5, and caregivers are free. Children should bring a snack and clothes for outside. Drops-ins welcome! Pre-registration is encouraged, but is not required.
We hope you can join us on January 19th!