Pre-School

The program goals for our youngest learners, are to provide opportunities for the children to explore, use their senses, and experience the wonders of nature.  Each program has a theme based on a season or local animal.  A typical visit to our site will include a story, a simple art project, and a walk by Hallam Lake or the farm yard, however, the ACES educator will also follow the lead of the students to explore the elements of nature that catch their attention.  Most of our preschool field programs are 1-hour long.

Here are some of the Seasonal Themes

FallWinterSpring
BeaversCoyotesReptiles
LeavesElk/DeerBirds
ExplorersCamouflageButterflies
Migrating BirdsWinter Animal HomesInsects and Spiders
TroutOwlsGarden
HibernatorsTracksWorms
SquirrelsMice and Weasels