Discovery Days is Roaring Brook Nature Center’s enrichment series for children in pre-school and in grades K—3.
The cost of each four week session is $40 for members, $50 for nonmembers unless noted. Discounts are extended to families with multiple children attending during the same time period. Portions of the program are held outdoors, please dress accordingly.
Call (860) 693-0263 for more information.
TWO By TWOs – 2 1/2 – 3 year olds
Tuesday morning programs for young child and a parent /grand-parent provide an introduction to the world of nature through seasonal autumn topics. Sign up for one or more sessions.
$20.00 for members, $25.00 for nonmembers.
Meets Tuesdays 10—11 am
Session I: September 16 & 23
Session II: October 14 & 21
Session III: November 11 & 18
Session IV: December 9 & 16
EXPLORING TOGETHER – 3 – 5 year olds
The program introduces pre-school children and a parent to seasonal changes in the natural world and gives parent and child an opportunity to learn together. A younger sibling may attend for a $10 discount, no charge for siblings under two.
Meets Fridays 10—11 am OR afternoons 1:15—2:15 pm
Session I: September 19, 26; October 3, 10
Session II: October 17, 24, 31; November 7
Session III: November 14, 21; December 5, 12
EXPLORATIONS — Grades K-3
Enrichment programs for elementary school age youngsters
Meets Thursday afternoons: 3:45—5:00 pm
A Season of Colors
Fall is a season of brilliant colors. What is color? How is color used in nature? Which trees have the most colorful leaves and why? Which animals have the best color vision?
Meets September 18; October 2, 9, 16
Under a Blanket of Leaves
Fall is coming to a close and animals are getting ready for the upcoming winter. Learn what preparations are taking place under the layer of leaves.
Meets October 23, 30; November 6, 13
Learn about the real magic of winter. We will explore the changes that are taking place along the trails, find out why snowflakes have six points, why ice floats, what is the best snow for making snowmen (like Olaf), why certain animals (like Sven, the reindeer) are adapted to survive winter, and why we don’t have eternal winter.
Meets November 20; December 4, 11, 18
EXPLORATIONS TOO — Grades 4 and up
NEW! Enrichment programs for older students.
Discover what is happening on our trails or in the world. Each week we will meet to learn about new scientific findings or environmental topics and spend time outdoors making our own discoveries.
Meets Wednesday afternoons: 3:45—5:00 pm
Session I: September 17; Oct 1, 8, 15
Session II: October 22, 29; November 5, 12
Session III: November 19; December 3, 10, 17
HOME SCHOOLERS PROGRAM – Wednesdays in the Woods
Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:30 pm* (except as noted)
Session I: October 8, 15, 22*
Session II: October 29, November 5, 12*
*Oct 22 & Nov 12 classes will be held from 1 —3 pm
Home School classes explore the wonders of our woods, fields and stream. Each class will investigate a different aspect of a central theme, complete with hands-on experiments & plenty of time outdoors. Classes comply with CT State Science Standards for grades pre-K to Grade 2. Please visit www.roaringbrook.org or call the Center
(860) 693-0263 for a class outline.
Geared for children ages 5-8 with an adult. Class sizes are limited, please register early.
Cost: $60 members, $75 nonmembers per child per session.