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Family Field Trips – FREE
Tuesdays in September, 2-3 PM

Join us for guided, hands-on investigations into life at The Nature Institute. Modeled on our popular school field trips, this program is ideal for 1st through 5th graders, and is designed to complement their science education. Children must be accompanied by an adult and not be afraid to get a little messy! This program is completely hands-on and outdoors, rain or shine! Dress appropriately for the weather and for exploring the preserve, wear closed-toed shoes, and bring a reusable water bottle. Park in the lot and meet your guide near the map kiosk. Please arrive a few minutes early. Groups will be limited to 10 people per educator.  Please bring a mask in case social distancing is not possible.

September 1- Forest Ecology
Learn about the plants and animals living in our forests and the connections that link them all together.
September 8 – Aquatic Ecology
Flip over rocks for signs of amphibians, use nets to search for macroinvertebrates, and learn what all of these living things mean for the health of our waterways.
September 15 – Birding for Beginners
Learn to use binoculars, guide books, and you own ears to spot and identify common birds of our region.
September 22 – Insects All Around Us
Did you know that 80% of the world’s species are insects? Let’s see how many we can find at TNI!
September 29 – Change is in the Air
Join us as we explore how the plants and animals at TNI prepare for winter.