Nearby Nature is live on ZOOM! Check out our scheduled programs below. If you would like to participate in any or all of these, please email us to get on our Zoom email list. We will provide you with participation link details a day or two before each program.
All programs last 30-45 minutes. Please plan to join us at the beginning of the program if possible (we will need to “admit” you to the program from the “waiting room”). You are welcome to leave at any time, of course, if something comes up in your world that takes priority. (P.S. If you haven’t done a ZOOM program yet, don’t worry, we’ll send you directions!) Event are currently FREE but donations of support are welcome here.
What Parents Are Saying: Thanks for the great intro to newts! We were able to distinguish between a male and female today. All very exciting for Kalen — and me. — Erica, Nearby Nature Parent (from Newt Quest in April)
Nearby Nature Green Start Live: Get Wet! Tuesday August 11, 10 am — In this program, we’ll be going “live” with our regular monthly Green Start Play Day — this month with a focus on the wonders of water! We’ll check out some watery spots in Alton Baker Park, tell a story, demonstrate a craft you can do at home, and do a fun movement activity! Best for 2-5 year olds and their grown-ups. Find Zoom Live link here.
Wee Beasties Nature Quest Live! — Tuesday, July 28, 10 am — Join us for a virtual creepy-crawly bug hunt in meadows of Alton Baker Park and learn about all sorts of cool critters. Free! Donations welcome to help support our efforts to keep programming happening in the era of COVID-19. Find the Zoom Live link here.
Bella Butterfly Live! — Wednesday, May 27, 10 am — Join us for an interactive visit with our Kinder Critter Bella Butterfly! Talk with Bella about how she’s spending her time this spring, listen to a fun story, and do the Butterfly Glide! Best for pre-school through 2nd graders and their grown-ups, but fun for all. To participate, email us here and we’ll send you the Zoom link before the program.
Spring Nature Quest Live: Fairy Finders! — Friday, May 22, 10 am — Enjoy this Zoom Live version of our new forest scavenger hunt for hidden fairies! We’ll wander through the park in search of these secretive forest friends — and learn a bit about what we see along the way. For even more fun, we’ll let you “choose” which way we go along the hike! Email us here to request the link to join in the fun!
Green Start Live: Wildflower Wonders — Tuesday May 12, 10 am — In this program, we’ll be going “live” with our regular monthly Green Start Play Day — this month with a focus on what’s blooming and beautiful in nature nearby. We’ll check out wildlflowers in Alton Baker Park, tell a story, demonstrate a craft you can do at home, and do a fun movement activity! Best for 2-5 year olds and their grown-ups. (NOTE: If by any chance in-person programming is okay in May, we may be live in person at the Learnscape! We’ll keep you posted.) Please email us to get on our Zoom email list.
Frannie Frog Live — Wednesday April 29, 10 am (and a repeat performance on Wednesday, May 6th at 10 am!) — In this program, we’ll be visiting with Nearby Nature’s favorite costumed amphibian, Frannie Frog! Frannie will chat with participants about what they have in common and how they are different, tell a story, and do a fun movement activity — the Frog Hop! Best for pre-school through 2nd graders and their grown-ups, but fun for all.
Newt Quest Live — Friday April 24, 10 am — In this program, we’ll be visiting with local naturalist Tom Titus and checking out rough-skinned newt activity in Tugman Park Creek. Join us to learn about newt habitat, life cycles, favorite foods, and more! Appropriate for all ages.
What Parents Are Saying: This was the first Green Start day that we have been able to join. But Maggie had a blast! It was really well done and I think a great balance of stories and learning. Lots of fun! — Nearby Nature Parent (from Green Start in April)