cook over a campfire
draw in the shade garden
hike a stream
milk a cow
Sign up now so you don’t miss all this good fun.
Visitors are welcome to follow the Pumpkin Trail at Maple Hill Farm. This trail is designed for preschoolers to experience really “being in the woods” without having to walk miles. The Sassafras Trail features sassafras trees, dogwood, sarsaparilla, wild grapes, wild raspberries and more. There are pumpkins to guide you along the way. The pumpkins start on the stone wall when you enter Maple Hill Farm parking lot. We have seen deer, fisher, grouse and fox tracks nearby. See what you can find!
Take time to explore with your young children this winter.
Each class includes a story to stir up curiosity, a cool winter craft and an adventure outside in one of the special places at Beaver Brook. This six week program is offered on Mondays and Tuesday (you choose a session) beginning the week of January 9, 2012. Programs take place snow or shine. Call 603-465-7787 to register. Dress for the weather. Fee: $52 for 6 weeks or $46/Friends of BBA. Discount for participating siblings.
Winter Themes include: Warm up with Hibernation, Who’s Making Tracks in the Snow, Food for Forest Friends, The Groundhog and his Shadow; Cool Things about Ice & Snow; and We Love Nature!
“The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.” — Plato (Greek philosopher, 428 – 347 BC)
Sign up for Natural Wonders: A Parent & Preschooler class on Mondays or Tuesdays for one hour enjoying spring changes. Call to register 603-465-7787
NWF recommends that parents give their kids a “Green Hour” every day. This can take place in a garden, a backyard, the park down the street, or any place that provides safe and accessible green spaces where children can learn and play. Scientific research shows kids are happier and healthier when outdoor time is in better balance with indoor time.