Virtual Garden Discoveries Pre-K Program
September 25th – Signs of Fall
October 9th – Nocturnal Happenings
October 23rd – Pumpkins
November 6th – Owls
November 20th – Thankful for Trees
December 4th – Getting Ready for Winter
December 18th – Winter Homes
10:00 – 11:00 am
Age: 3 – 5 year olds accompanied by a parent/caregiver
Our virtual Garden Discoveries classes are designed to inspire young children about the natural world around them. Since each child learns in a different way, every class examines one topic through stories, outdoor exploration (done in your own backyard), and hands-on activities. Each class will begin with a Zoom Circle Time and story, as well as a guided activity and Q&A period. At the conclusion of our virtual class (approximately 20-25 minutes), students are encouraged to go outside with a parent or caregiver to complete an outdoor activity related to the topic of the day. Activity Kits will need to be picked up at Van Vleck House & Gardens prior to the class.
$10 per child/per class for Members. $15 per child/per class for Non-Members.
Advanced registration required. Registration deadline: the Tuesday before the class.
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Garden Explorers Field Trips for Families
September 18th – Tree Celebration
October 2nd – Backyard Birds
October 16th- Leaves All Around Us
October 30th – Animal Safari
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Join us for an afternoon of discovery as we explore the gardens of Van Vleck. Each 1 hour field trip will focus on a theme and consist of a story, guided activities and time at the end to record your experiences in a journal. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. This program is entirely outdoors, and weather permitting. Masks are required at all times while on the property. Social distancing protocols will be in place.
$10/child for Members; $15/child for Non-Members
September 15th – Monarchs
September 22nd – Birds of Prey
September 29th – Adopt a Tree
October 6th – Spiders and Snakes
October 13th – Bird Feeder Fun
October 20th – Autumn Leaves
October 27th – Night Creatures
Morning Session: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm -2:30 pm
Outdoor Adventures is sponsored by Montclair State University.
All classes and events are held at 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair unless otherwise noted. For further information, log on to www.vanvleck.org. To register or for additional information, call 973-744-4752 or e-mail us at email@example.com. Become a Member of Van Vleck to take advantage of special pricing for classes and events.
Please note: We are reserving a few spots for those experiencing financial hardship right now due to the COVID-19 crisis. These spots are first come first serve. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.