Toddlers and Trees

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Dragonflies and butterflies darting past, slow meanders down the trail, stopping to watch a bug or listen to the bird songs. These are the magical things of early childhood. Join us for this parent/caregiver and child nature class designed for children who are walking well to age three. We will be exploring three different local canyons or nature sites.

Activities will include a welcoming circle time with songs, puppets, stories or dance; a short nature meander, snack time, more exploring, art activities, and a closing circle time with movement activities and a special good-bye song.

Cost of five week session is $108.00.  After your registration and payment is received, you will receive a confirmation that your place is reserved in the session. This class is taught by Patti Shields, M.A. (founder of At Home In Nature), and Guadalupe (Lupe) Rivas–both naturalists and nature school teachers. See their bios here.

Dragonflies

Join us for this parent/caregiver and child nature class designed for children who are 3 to 5 years old. Each week, we’ll delve into a different piece of the nature puzzle. As we venture to natural areas throughout San Diego, you’ll have a chance to explore all the surrounding flora and fauna, making your family truly ‘at home in nature’. This three hour program will be full of activities and adventures. Nature-inspired crafts, like celebrating the colors of the earth with soil paint, or exploring trees by stringing leaves onto yarn. You and your child will walk in nature and returning with muddy shoes, leaf crowns and spider-sightings. We will always have time for free exploration of the world around us. As we end our day with stories and songs, we know a new adventure awaits us next week, as there is always another stone to skip and bow to string:) Join us as a member of our staff helps to open your hearts and minds to the magic that lies within the wilderness.

Cost of four week session is $75.00. After your registration and payment is received, you will receive a confirmation that your place is reserved in the session. This class is taught by Patti Shields, M.A. (founder of At Home In Nature), and Guadalupe (Lupe) Rivas–both naturalists and nature school teachers. See their bios here.

Absence Policy

To ensure the long-term stability of At Home in Nature Outdoor Programs, missed classes within a series will not be excused from payment, regardless of the reason. Payments are due with registration to cover the class series. Make-up classes are not available. Please choose class series wisely so that your choice coincides with vacation plans, out of town visits, etc. In that way, you are able to attend all of the classes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can other family members attend?
Yes, we often have grandparent, aunts, and uncles attending.

Can I bring my older child?
If you bring an older child you will be responsible for the safety of all of your children so you need to determine if this is possible to do with your toddler.

Can I bring my infant?
Many parents bring a younger sibling in a front or back carrier so they can focus their time in nature on their toddler.