Kids in Nature! 2017

LLNF Summer Programs 2017

Click here to download a copy of our 2017 summer programming guide.                      

Registration required for all programs; to register, email Seth Engelbourg at sengelbourg@llnf.org or call (508)325-0873; on-line registration will be live shortly!

Members $10 (per class), Nonmembers $50 (per class)


Register as an LLNF Member

Register as a Nonmember

Become a member

Members of the Linda Loring Nature Foundation receive discounts on programming and children’s classes, free bird and nature walks, and will receive our monthly newsletter. Membership supports all of our nature programming and helps preserve our 104 acres of open space. All donations are tax deductible.


Environmental Adventures (see below for descriptions of each class)

Tuesdays, 9:30am - Noon (ages 6-9)

Birding Bootcamp                  July 11 and August 1

Insect Investigators               July 18 and August 8

Soil Sleuths                           July 25 and August 15

Flower Frenzy                        August 22

 

Thursdays, 9:30am - Noon (ages 6-9)

Nature Navigators                  July 6 and August 3

Superhero Science                 July 13 and August 10

Primitive Pioneers                   July 20 and August 17

Sensational Senses                July 27 and August 24

 

 

Science Superfan Club (see below for descriptions of each class)

Mondays, 9:00am -1:00pm (ages 10-13)

Citizen Science Extravaganza            July 3 and July 31

Service Learning Stewards                July 10 and August 7

Natural History Blitz                         July 17 and August 14

Primitive Skills Workshop                  July 24 and August 21

 

Environmental Adventures (age 6-9)

Birding Bootcamp

In this exciting class, students will learn about common bird species found on Nantucket and gain experience with the tools we use for birding, such as binoculars, spotting scopes, field guides, and apps. As a group we will practice identifying birds by sight and sound and will test our skills with an interactive bird walk! We will also examine specimens such as bird nests, feathers, and owl pellets and talk more about bird research.

Insect Investigators

Come learn about bugs! In this class we’ll learn how insects are classified, trap live specimens, and talk about how insects are preserved. Beautiful butterflies, amazing ants, and magnificent mantids, we’ll cover them all! Students will also gain experience with collecting tools and insect identification.

Soil Sleuths

All things dirt! Students will learn about the glacial history of Nantucket, participate in soil tests, and discover the unique ecosystems that grow here on island. We’ll take soil cores, learn how to use soil testing equipment, and think more about how soils affect our island!

Nature Navigators

Love nature, want to learn how to orienteer? Then this class is for you! As a group we will learn orienteering skills, become comfortable with navigation equipment, and have a blast exploring nature! We will also learn about geocaching, participate in an orienteering scavenger hunt, and study some of the plants and animals found at LLNF up close.

Flower Frenzy

This class is about everything plants! Leaves, flowers, and fruits, we’ll learn them all. Students will participate in a nature walk and discover some of the common plants we have at LLNF. We’ll also do plant crafts, learn some wild edible basics, become familiar with phenology (the study of nature’s timing), and read plant stories!

Superhero Science

Batman! Spiderman! Antman! Squirrel Girl! What do all of these cool superheroes have in common? They’re all based on animals! In this class we will learn about each of the creatures that serve as a basis for these characters, analyze animal adaptations, and do cool experiments related to biomimicry! Hopefully we’ll even see some of these animals along our trails.

Sensational Senses

This class is all about using your five senses! Students will touch, smell, hear, see, and taste nature and participate in engaging activities to hone these skills! We will do crafts, walk on our trails, read stories, and play games that engage our senses and connect us more to the natural world.

Primitive Pioneers

Have you ever wanted to learn how to survive in the wild? If so this class is for you. We will learn primitive skills such as wild food gathering, rope making, and shelter building. As a group we will identify useful materials in wild survival situations while instilling the value of respecting nature into our students.

 

Science Superfan Club (ages 10-13)

Citizen Science Extravaganza

In this interactive workshop, students will participate in citizen science projects and discover how community members can play a vital role in the scientific process. The class will highlight projects related to precipitation monitoring, plant phenology, invasive species, bird research, and others. As a group we will use apps and collect real data to aid in citizen science research!

Service Learning Stewards

Ever wondered what it takes to maintain an hundred-plus acre wildlife sanctuary? In this class, students will learn all about science and stewardship through hands-on activities! Students will develop skills and learn about the science behind the stewardship and will leave their mark on the LLNF property by working on a service learning project to help improve habitat quality.

Natural History Blitz

This class will teach you to be a nature expert! We will use tools and resources to learn all about different plants and animals, look for and identify them in the field, and even make our own field guide!

Primitive Skills Workshop

All about surviving in the wild! In this workshop you will learn primitive skills such as wild edible gathering, shelter building, rope making, and many others. By the end of the course you’ll be ready to brave the elements and will gain a better respect and understanding of nature.  


Register as an LLNF Member

Register as a Nonmember

Become a member

Members of the Linda Loring Nature Foundation receive discounts on programming and children’s classes, free bird and nature walks, and will receive our monthly newsletter. Membership supports all of our nature programming and helps preserve our 104 acres of open space. All donations are tax deductible.


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Mailing Address

PO Box 149

Nantucket, MA 02554

e-mail: info@llnf.org

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110 Eel Point Road

Nantucket, MA 02554

tel: 508.325.0873

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