Youth Programs

Youth Programs

Nature Saplings

Children ages 2½ - 3½ with an adult enjoy an introduction to nature.

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

Friday, April 28, 1:30–2:30pm: Senses
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Wednesday, May 10, 1–2pm: Fox
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Knee-high Naturalists

Children ages 4 and 5 explore the woods and gardens of Fernwood to learn about nature. Snack is provided.

$10 (Members $8)

Wednesday, April 5, 10am–12noon: Woodpeckers
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Saturday, April 29, 1:30–3:30pm: Flowers
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Sunday, May 21, 1:30–3:30pm: Amphibians
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Curious Coyotes: Birds

Children ages 6-10 discover the amazing birds that live at Fernwood and in our backyards. Bring binoculars from home or use Fernwood’s. Please dress for walking the trails.  

$10 (Members $8)
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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.