Spring Series

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Spring Series

Our Spring Series is divided into two four-week lesson blocks, and you can sign up for one or both.  We are currently planning to offer these lessons in person at the VINS Nature Center.  We will notify families should our plans need to change.

Session 1

As winter gives way to spring, we’ll be busy engineering, designing, building and creating.  We’ll come up with solutions to solve problems, all the while having fun in the natural world.  Join us!

Session 2

Celebrate spring and being outside as we explore wetlands and their wildlife.  Hop on board for high quality, hands-on science lessons in nature that will enhance your at-home learning.

*Parent/Guardian presence is required during all programs.  If you have children in multiple grade bands, please contact us so we can help you meet this requirement and register appropriately

  • Participants will be required to complete a health pre-screening prior to arriving at the VINS Nature Center before each lesson.
  • Participants are required to wear masks, maintain social distance and wash hands prior to the start of the lesson. 
  • All materials are disinfected before and after each lesson.

Lesson Schedule

Location: VINS Nature Center
Tuesdays, 10:00 - 10:45 am

Session 1:

  • March 2 - Outdoor Ramps
  • March 9 - Sticks
  • March 16 - Big Bridges
  • March 23 - Tall Towers

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Cost per session: $92 per child and their accompanying adult; $42 for each additional child within the same grade band


Session 2:

  • April 20 - Life in the Pond
  • April 27 - Beavers
  • May 4 - Turtles
  • May 11 - Frogs and Toads

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Cost per session: $92 per child and their accompanying adult; $42 for each additional child within the same grade band

Lesson Schedule:

Location: VINS Nature Center
Tuesdays, 10:00 - 10:45 am

Session 1:

  • March 2 - Pulleys
  • March 9 - Sound Symphony
  • March 16 - Be an Engineer
  • March 23 - Tall Towers

Cost per session: $92 per child and their accompanying adult; $42 for each additional child within the same grade band

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Session 2:

  • April 20 - Wetland Homes
  • April 27 - Life as an Amphibian
  • May 4 - Beaver Builders
  • May 11 - Turtles

Cost per session: $92 per child and their accompanying adult; $42 for each additional child within the same grade band

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Lesson Schedule:

Location: VINS Nature Center
Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Session 1:

  • March 2 - Energy Transfers (Rube Goldberg)
  • March 9 - Sound
  • March 16 - Weight and Bridges
  • March 23 - Tall Towers

Cost per session: $92 per child and their accompanying adult; $42 for each additional child within the same grade band

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Session 2:

  • April 20 - Vernal Pools
  • April 27 - Animal Senses
  • May 4 - Animal Traits
  • May 11 - Life Cycles

Cost per session: $92 per child and their accompanying adult; $42 for each additional child within the same grade band

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Enhancing Classroom Curriculum with On-Site, Place-Based Education

Explore the natural world with hands-on lessons aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.