Little Naturalist

Little Naturalist

little naturalist presentation

Little Naturalist is on hold as we evaluate our programs and the needs of our community. Please check back in January 2024 for an update!

Ages: 3-5 year olds
Hours: 10-11 am
Pricing: $4/participant

Little Naturalist is the perfect program for our youngest environmental stewards! Join us twice a month to read a nature-themed book, engage in a hands-on activity, and complete a craft.

Advanced registration is not required. Please plan on checking in at the front desk when arriving.

2022-23 Program Dates & Themes

Date/Theme Book
October 7th: Welcome Fall!

The weather is changing and so are things on the Preserve! Come collect evidence of the new season in this explorative session
Fletcher and the Falling Leaves

by Julia Rawlinson 
October 21st: Batty for Bats

Uncover the mysteries of the night as we investigate the behaviors of bats! Participants will have a chance to explore our newest exhibit, SOAR with Bats.

by Ari Berk, illustrated by Loren Long 
November 4th: Exploring Nature

Bring your wild explorer to this session as we use our senses to observe nature all around us!
Explorers of the Wild

by Cale Atkinson
November 18th: Autumn Animals

Wondering what wildlife has been up to this fall? Join us as we learn about some of our favorite resident animals!
This Moose Belongs to Me

by Oliver Jeffers
December 9th: Preparing for Winter

Come find out how animals survive the harsh conditions of the winter season!
Bear Snores On

by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Jane Chapman 
December 16th: Sustainable Holidays

Learn what small changes we can make during this holiday season to reduce our impact on the environment!
When Santa Turned Green

by Victoria Perla, illustrated by Mirna Kantarevic
January 6th: Sticks & Stones

What can you do with a stick? Bring your imagination to this session as we explore the many uses of natural materials.
Not a Stick

by Antoinette Portis
January 20th: Slithering Snakes

Turn your fear of snakes into fascination with a special visit from Kim’s Cold-Blooded Creatures!
SNAKE! (Shout Fear Out)

by Carrie Hyatt
February 3rd: Wonderful Wetlands

Celebrate World Wetlands Day with us as we discover the importance of the plants and animals that call the Swaner Preserve home.
Over and Under the Pond

by Kate Messner, illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal
February 17th: Tracking Wildlife

What signs of wildlife can we look for on the snowy Preserve? Try out snowshoes and become a winter detective! Snowshoes will be provided for participants and adult guardians.
Who’s Been Here? A Tale in Tracks

by Fran Hodgkins, illustrated by Karel Hayes 
March 3rd: The Water Cycle

Splash into learning the water cycle as we follow the journey of a little raindrop.
Little Raindrop

by IglooBooks
March 17th: St. Patrick's Day STEM

Bring your engineering skills to this session as we figure out how to design and build a leprechaun trap!
How to Catch a Leprechaun

by Adam Wallace, illustrated by Andy Elkerton
April 7th: Springing into a New Season

Brighter days are ahead! Get your hands dirty as we dig up the wonders of spring.
And then it's Spring

by Julie Fogliano
April 21st: Earth Day

Join us as we celebrate nature and learn how to protect and preserve the land around us!
I Can Save the Earth!

by Alison Inches, illustrated by Viviana Garofoli
May 5th: Pollinator Pals

What’s the buzz about pollinators? Discover the importance of protecting pollinators from bees to bats.
The Reason for a Flower

by Ruth Heller
May 19th: Bonkers about Birds!

Grab your binoculars and get ready to learn birding basics out on the Preserve!
Ruby's Birds

by Mya Thompson, illustrated by Claudia Davila

Contact Information

Name: Madi McIntyre
Position: Youth Programs Coordinator
Phone: 435-797-8938

Location, Hours & Contact

Physical & Mailing Address
1258 Center Drive
Park City, Utah 84098

EcoCenter Hours
Wednesday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm



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