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Thank you!  All of the programs are fantastic & you make them the BEST.  People here are top notch.

- Parent of Nature Arts class student

Roaring Brook Nature Center's SUMMER 2020 Programs
offer your child a unique blend of education and recreation
that takes advantage of the curiosity and sense of wonder
that all children feel toward the natural world.  

Grade levels are those your child will enter in the fall

SUMMER 2020 brochure


KEEPING SAFE THIS SUMMER
Click here to learn about the measures we are taking
to keep your child safe during these times

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION
Enrollment is limited; early registration is strongly recommended!

Please click on the green links below to register for classes online

Sprouts (Kindergarten - Grade 1) AT NATURE CENTER

Saplings   (Grades 2, 3, & 4) AT NATURE CENTER

Mighty Oaks  (Grades 5 and up) AT NATURE CENTER

Summer Send-off (Kindergarten - Grades 5) AT NATURE CENTER

Click here for information on how we are
keeping everyone safe at the
Nature Center this Summer

 

To register by mail for our SUMMER 2020 programs
please read Note to Parents & Caregivers
and
fill out Registration & Medical forms below

REGISTRATION FORM (print version) 
Enrollment is limited; early registration is strongly recommended!
Full payment is required for all camp registrations


THE FOLLOWING MEDICAL AND PERMISSION FORMS
MUST BE COMPLETED AND SENT TO
kstryeski@thechildrensmuseumct.org
AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE START
OF YOUR CHILD(REN)'S PROGRAM

MEDICAL FORM  and MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION FORM
(mail in at least one week prior to program)


NOTE TO PARENTS AND CARE GIVERS
(last page of this document must be signed and returned)

PHOTO PERMISSION FORM


REFUND POLICY
If you find that your summer plans have changed,
please call us at your earliest convenience and
we will make every effort to reschedule your child to another class. 

In the event that your child cannot attend the program,
you will receive a full credit towards
another summer program.



SCHOLARSHIPS

Roaring Brook Nature Center is currently accepting applications for the
Alison Gill & Beth Dal Negro summer program scholarships.
A limited number of partial scholarships are available
and will be awarded on the basis of need.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM


 

Click here to learn about Summer programs offered in West Hartford at


 

Each week offers a theme around which activities have been developed.
P
rograms include short hikes, games, stories, crafts and 
visits with the Nature Center's animals.


PROGRAMS HELD AT THE NATURE CENTER

  Monday through Friday
9 am - Noon

OR
1 - 4 pm


         
Members $200 / Nonmembers $250 per program
Limit: 10 students

Grade levels are those your child will enter in the fall

Participants should bring a snack daily (NO peanut products please)

Bugs, Bugs, Bugs  (NEW)... June 29 - July3 
Grasshoppers, Dragonflies, Ants! Oh My! Join us for an exciting week exploring the wide array of sizes, colors, and shapes of bugs!

Rockin’ Rocks ... July 6 - 10     
Calling all rock hounds!  Jump into geology with this rockin’ good program. We’ll start a collection, make fossils, create sculptures, and even make musical instruments to sing some rockin’ good tunes.

Busy Beavers ... July 13 - 17
Busy beavers let’s get to work! Did you know that a beaver is a fantastic architect and engineer? Let’s learn beaver skills and try to impress them with ours!

Nature's Detectives ... July 20 - 24    
Who left these tracks? What made that sound? We live in a world of wonder, so let’s explore, use fancy gadgets, and find answers to these and other questions.

Fish, Frogs & Polliwogs ... July 27 - 31  
Get our boots and buckets ready and head to the stream and pond! Discover the mysterious world below the surface. Who lives there and what do they look like?

Art Adventures (NEW)... August 3 - 7    
Travel through the woods in search of inspiration for our art creations.  Use natural materials to paint, sculpt and build.
ART SHOW: Friday at 11:45 am
for family members and friends!

Water, Wind & Sun ... August 10 - 14
Find your “force” and the forces of nature! Join us for exciting science experiments, magnets, volcanic eruptions, and much, much more!

Summer Send-off ... August 17-21 for students K– 5th Grade
Spend the final days of summer exploring the forest, fields and streams around the Nature Center.
$200/week Members ($50/day)$250/week Non-Members ($60/day)

 

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Programs for youngsters with a developing interest in the natural world

PROGRAMS HELD AT THE NATURE CENTER

Monday through Friday (except as noted below)
9 am - Noon
OR
1 - 4 pm

Members $200  /  Nonmembers $250 per program
Limit: 10 students

Grade levels are those your child will enter in the fall

Participants should bring a snack daily (NO peanut products please) 

Caring for Critters (NEW)   June 29 - July 3
Have you ever made a salad for a turtle or given a rain shower to a frog?  Learn what special care our resident animals need.  Get a behind the scene look at what it takes to keep our animals healthy.

Naturally Creative ... July 6 - 10
Paint, draw, sculpt and more using as many natural materials as possible. Designed to help students interpret what they see in the natural world in an artful way.
ART SHOW: Friday at 11:45 am for family members and friends!

Backyard Science (NEW) ... July 13 - 17
Time to head outside and rediscover the mysteries that exist in our own backyards. This week will be full of experiments, adventures and explorations!

Indian Woods Wisdom ... July 20 - 24
Step back in time and discover what life was like 600 years ago for the Native Americans who lived here. Learn how to build shelters, make tools, and more.

Junior Naturalist (NEW) ... July 27 - 31
Learn about the various animals in your backyard and what makes them so unique.

Blazing Trails... August 3 - 7
Take to the trails for a grand exploration! Let’s follow our curiosity and search for animal signs, watch for birds, and peek at plants.

H2-Whoa! A World of Water ... August 10 - 14
Did you know that a single drop of water (H20) contains thousands of living things? We’ll search of the creatures that inhabit this wet and wonderful world!

Summer Send-off ... August 17-21 for students K– 5th Grade
Spend the final days of summer exploring the forest, fields and streams around the Nature Center.
$200/week Members ($50/day)$250/week Non-Members ($60/day)

 

Designed for the student with a high degree of interest in the natural world,
the programs include field trips to other natural areas in Connecticut.


PROGRAMS HELD AT THE NATURE CENTER

Morning programs  Monday - Friday
9am - Noon

Members: $200       Nonmembers: $250

Grade levels are those your child will enter in the fall

Bring a snack and water.
(NO peanut products please)

Limit: 10 students

For afternoon ANIMAL CARE INTERNSHIP program click here.


Wildlife Rescue (NEW) ... June 29 - July 3

"If there's something strange, in the neighborhood, who you gonna call?"   Nature Center Rescurers!. Grab your gloves and net and head out to "save the day" for wildlife in trouble.

Explorations I ... July 6 - 10
An active week of hiking, canoeing the Farmington River, exploring tidal salt marshes and more.

Junior Vets ... July 13 - 17
Interested in animals or becoming a vet or wildlife rehabilitator when you grow up? Join us to learn about caring for exotic animals and wildlife. Take an in depth look at what it means to be an animal caretaker.

On the Trail of Vanishing Species...July 20 - 24

Find out about Connecticut's endangered, threatened and special concern species. Includes an all-day field trip to look for rare animals..

Reptiles & Amphibians ... July 27 - 31
Get ready to look for and learn about frogs, salamanders, turtles and snakes. This program includes short field trips to local natural areas.

Wilderness Survival Skills (NEW) ...August 3 - 7

How well would you be able to survive on your own in the wilderness?  Learn how to build a fire, purify water, build a shelter, find food and many other survival skills.

Explorations II... August 10 - 14
Another week of exciting field trips to CT’s unique natural areas. Includes opportunities for hiking, canoeing, and wildlife observation.

Summer Send-off ... August 17-21 for students K– 5th Grade
Spend the final days of summer exploring the forest, fields and streams around the Nature Center.
$200/week Members ($50/day)$250/week Non-Members ($60/day)

 

 
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