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Seedlings: Guided Nature Play
Young children love exploration. Give your preschooler a chance to discover the natural world around them through guided "nature play."
Research suggests that unstructured play and exploration in the out-of-doors are essential to a child's intellectual development as well as their physical and mental health. Playing with friends develops important social skills, such as sharing and taking turns. So join us for some sunshine, mud pies and good old-fashioned outdoor fun!
Seedlings programs are for curious young naturalists-to-be between the ages of 3 and 5 years and their parents and caregivers. Each program highlights a different aspect of nature and encourages children and their caregivers to explore the natural world together.
New format! Programs are now offered every Monday. The format alternates weekly between guided nature play and a more structured educational program. Each Monday offers your choice of a morning or afternoon session. Adult participation is required.
Afternoon session is from 2pm - 3pm.
|Where||The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education 8480 Hagys Mill Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19128|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||10:30 am–11:30 am|
|Who to bring||Moms, Dads, Kids, Families|
|Phone||215-482-7300 x 110|
|Price||$6 members, $8 non-members or $48/$64 for the season, March-May, 2012|
More About The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education is an "urban environmental education center." It exists to promote the preservation of the environment and focuses on four distinct areas, "environmental education, wildlife rehabilitation, land restoration and environmental art."
The center is composed of a main building that houses interactive exhibits, a gift and book shop, an art gallery and meeting rooms. Also located on the property is an amphitheater and picnic pavilion.
More than three miles of hiking trails wind through the property and are open daily for individuals to explore the surrounding nature. Educational programs are held throughout the year for students, teachers, kids and adults.