Kids’ Nature Club

Make The Brenton Arboretum Your Outdoor Classroom.

On the first and third Thursdays of each month, homeschooling families can enroll in Nature Club. Throughout the year, we concentrate on various aspects of science, natural history, and natural resources through activities, stories, crafts, and games.

Please dress appropriately for weather! Wear closed toed proper fitting shoes and ready to walk and run throughout the arboretum. During inclement weather Nature Club will meet in the Vista Room, during good weather meet at the Pavilion. Please look for entrance sign communicating location.

Nature Club Tots (ages 2-5) helps little ones learn by immersing them in nature. Themes will be geared towards the parents to help teach your little ones as they grow. Meets from 10:30-11:30 am.

Nature Club Kids (ages 6-10) brings kids together to learn individually or alongside peers. Meets from 9:00-10:00am.

Nature Club Teens (ages 11-15) brings numerous science themes fun and adventure. Meets from 12:30-1:30pm.

2023 Schedule

February 2, Nature Journals

February 16, Intro to Mammals

March 2, Animal Adaptations

March 16, Migration

April 6, Intro to Birds

April 20, Pond Dip, Wetland Ecosystems

May 4, Prairie Ecosystems

May 18, Woodland Ecosystems

June 1, Intro to Trees and Flowers

June 15, Intro to Amphibians and Reptiles

July 6, Intro to Bees

July 20, Intro to Butterflies and Moths

August 3, The Good, The Bad, The Ugly of Insects

August 17, Intro to Bats

September 7, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Trees and Shrubs

September 21, The Lorax: Sustainability

October 5, Shifting Seasons

October 19, Enviro Engineers

November 2, Art Alfresco

November 16, Tree House.

More coming soon!