Youth Programs

Youth Programs

Nature Saplings

Children ages 2½ to 3½ with an adult enjoy an introduction to nature. Please dress for walking the trails.

$5 (Members $4) per child/adult pair


Knee-High Naturalists

Children ages 4 and 5 explore the woods and gardens to learn about nature.

$10 (Members $8)





Check out a backpack on your next visit!
Thanks to a grant from the Jewish Women’s Endowment Fund of the Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley, families visiting Fernwood can borrow backpacks with activities to do while exploring the grounds.

  • The birds backpack includes binoculars, field guides, and checklists.
  • The gardens backpack contains scavenger hunts, books on plants and flowers, an insect field guide, and a bug box. 
  • The preschoolers backpack helps kids explore with their five senses and contains mystery smells, pictures, magnifiers, books, etc.

Check out backpacks at the Front Desk.