Preschool

Environmental Programs at the Preserves:

Beautiful Birds

Students become birds through costumes and flying games. We will make nests, lay eggs and even peck at worms!
Year-Round
Program Length: 1 hour
IELDS: 11.A.ECa, 12.A.ECa, 12.A.ECb, 12.B.ECa, 12.B.ECb, 25.A.ECa

Buggy Basics

Youngsters love to learn what makes bugs special by wearing bee costumes and doing the waggle dance. Enjoy a hike for insects and end the program with a buggy story.
April to November
Program Length: 1 hour
IELDS: 11.A.ECa, 11.A.ECc, 11.A.ECf, 12.A.ECa, 12.B.ECa, 12.B.ECb, 13.B.ECa, 25.A.ECa

Frog Follies

Explore the frog and toad life cycle. Have a hoppin’ good time while singing in a frog chorus and turning a person into a frog.
Mid-April to Mid-October
Program Length: 1 hour
IELDS: 11.A.ECa, 12.A.ECa, 12.A.ECb, 12.B.ECa, 12.B.ECb

Pretty Prairie

Preschoolers will take a hike through the prairie and see how tall they are among the tall-grass. We will also find out who calls the prairie home.
June to November
Program Length: 1 hour
IELDS: 11.A.ECa, 11.A.ECc, 12.A.ECa, 12.B.ECa, 12.B.ECb

Reptile Romp 

Curious about these cold-blooded friends? Preschoolers will meet our reptiles and participate in hands-on activities.
April to October
Program Length: 1 hour
IELDS: 11.A.ECa, 12.A.ECa, 12.A.ECb, 12.B.ECa, 12.B.ECb

Trees and Me

From birds to squirrels to people – we all need trees! Children will explore these green creatures through creative movement, stories and a hike.
May-November
Program Length: 1 hour
IELDS: 11.A.ECa, 11.A.ECc, 11.A.ECd, 11.A.ECf, 12.A.ECa, 12.A.ECb, 12.B.ECa, 12.B.ECb, 25.A.ECa

Wild About Mammals 

What creatures live in your backyard and are warm-blooded and furry? Mammals! Explore the world of mammals through a hike and hands-on activities.
Year-Round
Program Length: 1 hour
IELDS: 11.A.ECa, 12.A.ECa, 12.B.ECa, 12.B.ECb

Historical Programs at the Museum of the Grand Prairie:

Museum Discovery

Preschool children will learn about early pioneer life through age-appropriate activities, hands-on interactions with artifacts, and a walk through the museum.
Year-round
Program Length: 1 hour
IELDS: 14.ARCa; 14.A.ECb; 16.A.ECa; 16.A.ECb

 
Plant Science Programs at the Mabery-Gelvin Botanical Garden: 

Garden Friends

From seeds to weeds to centipedes, the garden is home to all. Explore the world of gardens and the life within through stories, planting and hands-on activities.
Year-round
Program Length: 1 hour
IELDS:12.A.ECa; 12A.ECb; 12.B.ECa; 12.B.ECb