Fiddleheads Forest School: Parent and Child Classes
Join us for a class (or six or twelve!) this winter of nature connection activities and outdoor play. Preschoolers and their caregivers will explore the Washington Park Arboretum using their senses. Every week's class will be based around a different learning theme. We will learn about the theme of the week through hands-on activities, hiking outdoors, games, stories and art projects, but mostly we will explore and let the natural curiosity of the young ones direct our adventures.
*Waitlist option - Call or email to be put on the waitlist for the class(es) of your choice. We occasionally have last minute openings.
WHO: Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. The group maximum is 12 children.
WHEN: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday at 10am-12pm
WHERE: Washington Park Arboretum on the west side of the Greenhouse, behind the courtyard attached to the Graham Visitor Center (2300 Arboretum Drive E, Seattle, WA 98112).
Winter 2014 Series Dates & Topics
ENTIRE SERIES: 12 week series. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. Meets every week except Mid-Winter Break week starting the week of January 14. $14/class for 1 adult and 1 child. Additional child: $7/class (children must be attending with the same adult to receive the second child discount)
CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE (by phone only): Sign up for 6 or more classes and receive the “entire series” discount.
INDIVIDUAL CLASSESS: $18/class for 1 adult and 1 child. Additional child: $9/class (children must be attending with the same adult to receive the second child discount)
Note About Weather
This program will run rain, shine, snow, sleet or hail. The only conditions we would cancel for are un-safe roads (snow, ice) or lightening.
If your child is comfortably dressed for the weather, he or she will be able to focus on exploring and having fun at the Arboretum. If it's raining: long underwear top and bottom, rain pants, fleece, rain coat, boots, and hat/gloves if it's cold. Expect that anything you wear to the Arboretum will get muddy and wet on our adventures!
Teacher: Kate Maher
Kate Maher is a naturalist and science educator whose passion is working with children and families outdoors. Kate spent her early years exploring the forests, ponds, and grasslands of her native Kansas, and she believes in the importance of helping young people connect to the natural world around them. Kate has experience teaching young children in summer camps, outdoor day programs, and as a guest scientist in pre-schools, in addition to working with families as a park ranger and natural history museum educator. She is excited to join the team at the Arborteum and explore this beautiful park while teaching and learning.
Make-Up and Cancellation Policies
Fiddleheads Parent/Child make up policy:
If you notify us at email@example.com or (206) 685-8033 48 hours in advance of your class you are eligible for a makeup class. You are not eligible for a makeup class if you notify us less than 48 hours in advance or do not attend the class.
If you cancel by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 685-8033 48 hours in advance of your class you are eligible for a refund minus a $10 processing fee. You are not eligible for a refund if you cancel less than 48 hours in advance or do not attend the class.
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