LLNF Summer Programs 2019

Registration required for all Kids in Nature Workshops. Minimum of 2 students, maximum of 10 students per lesson. In the event that less than 2 students sign up, the class will be cancelled and any money paid will be refunded. Please send participants with closed-toed shoes, water, and a snack if desired. 

Members, $30/per class; Non-Members, $75/class.

2019 Dates

Nature Superfan Club

Tuesdays, 9:30am - Noon (ages 6 - 10)

Insect Investigators, July 2 and August 20

Nature Art & Play, July 9 and July 30

Eco Engineers, July 16 and August 6

Primitive Skills Workshop, July 23 and August 13

Members $30 (per class), Nonmembers $75 (per class)

Thursdays, 9:30am - Noon (ages 6 - 10)

Birding Bootcamp, July 11

Flower Frenzy, July 18 and August 8

Sensational Senses, July 25 and August 22

Nature Navigators, August 1 and August 15

Members $30 (per class), Nonmembers $75 (per class)

2019 Class Descriptions

Nature SuperFan Club (age 6-10)

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.

Nature Art & Play

Being outdoors is about having fun! Join us for this class to experience nature through hands-on play. We’ll do creative art projects, play games, tell stories, and undergo team-building challenges designed to teach about science and strengthen our connections to each other and the natural world.

Eco Engineers

Interested in engineering? Come join us for this exciting class where we will work on hands-on projects using both man-made and natural materials! Each student will be challenged to put their creativity to the test to learn about physics and how engineering projects often replicate solutions from nature.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.