Nature Discovery for Kids
Classes Stating June 3rd & ending the week of July 22nd
Flight or Fight June 3rd-6th
Animals are amazing! Let’s take a closer look at migration, adaptation and hibernation of animals in the Bosque and around New Mexico. Embark on a fun filled journey of how animals adapt and use New Mexico's unique environment for protection, shelter and to live in the high dessert.
Nature Discovery June 10th-13th
Discover the Nature Center in a way that has been never seen before. Explorers will be led to the back areas of the Nature Center where they may see porcupines, coyote dens, bullfrogs and more. Every class is different and the kids will really learn how to explore, observe and discover the nature center in a unique way.
Learn what it is to be an Entomologist or an Arachnologist. Explorers will look, identify and observe the many insects and spiders at the nature center. They understand the importance of these small but mighty creatures through games, crafts and activities.
Spineless Safari June 17th-20th
Raptors Rule June 24th-27th
Raptors are abundant in the Bosque. Students will learn about the importance that raptors play in our environment through scientific field studies, games and exploring the Bosque with expert teachers. With a visit from the experts from the Wildlife Rescue, the students will be able to ask questions and observe these majestic Raptors up close.
Scales Vs. Shells July 8th-11th
Students will learn through science, art and nature discovery of both reptiles & amphibians from the inside out. Using scientific methodology and fun, students will compare the slimy (but wonderful ) creatures of the bosque to see if there is a winner of Scales Vs. Shells.
July 15th -18th
Have you ever compared a dragonfly wing to that of a helicopter blade? Use the engineering design process to investigate real-world challenges like testing materials and building structures. Discover different types of engineering and find out what it takes to be an engineer by observing nature.
Tracking Bones of the Bosque July 22nd-25th
You can learn so much from what nature leaves behind. Students will learn about different animals from their tracks and bones left behind by sleuthing the trails of the Nature Center to discover, identify, and analyze clues left in the Bosque.