Nature Tots Program


Do you want your little one to be a little bit closer to nature?  Then you might want to check out this program.

Join a Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge naturalist for stories, outside exploration and nature crafts during their Nature Tots program.

The once a month free (on Saturdays) Nature Tots program focuses on engaging childrens’ senses and use hands-on and interactive activities geared to children ages 3 to 5 and an adult.  Classes are held at the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge Education Center (click here for directions).

The next scheduled Nature Tots program is on Saturday, January 3 from 10:30-11:30am. They will be learning about winter birds, and participating in the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count. They also have a Nature Tots program scheduled for Saturday, February 7 from 10:30-11:30am. The topic for this program is Snowy Discoveries, where they will be learning all about snow and investigating snowflakes.

Each month, Nature Tots has a different topic for the program, but the format is generally the same. They introduce a topic, read a story, do some kind of exploration or activity inside, go outside to further explore and investigate the topic at hand, and finish with a craft that the children can take home.

Pre-registration is encouraged, but is not required. To register contact Megan Wandag at 515-994-3400 or send her an email.


Thomas Brogan

Thomas Brogan, a native of Des Moines, was the original founder of Des Moines Parent and is a father to an 8 & 10-year-old. In his free time, he likes to explore nature, try new local restaurants and enjoy life as best as he can. Check out more of Thomas at www.broganlist.com.

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