Inspiring exploration, appreciation, and conservation of our natural world.

Peepers Program

The Peepers program is specifically developed for children ages 3-5. All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of each session. These 90-minute nature programs include stories, crafts, music, and discovery activities. Each program ends with an outside portion that will vary between a short exploratory hike, a game, or engaging play (i.e. sand table/water table, digging, etc.) to bring the lesson to life.

  • Our class size is limited to 20 students. Pre-register here.
  • Read the Peepers Blog below to see what it’s all about!
  • Programs run Tuesdays from 10:00am – 11:30am from January to May at the Boardman River Nature Center
  • $5 per child per session
  • Friend’s Discount! Attend four programs get the fifth free (will receive a punch card)
  • Want the discount? Join our Friends program today!

**Weather Policy: When TCAPS is closed due to weather, the nature center and all of the education programs, including Peepers, will be cancelled.**

PEEPERS SPRING 2017 SCHEDULE – REGISTER FOR PEEPERS HERE

January

10th – Snow is Falling
17th – Winter Birds
24th – Animal Tracks
31st – Winter Friends

February

7th – Evergreen Forevergreen
14th  – We Heart Nature
21st – Rockin’ and Rollin’
28th – Bodacious Birds

March

7th – Skunk Surprise
14th  – Getting a SENSE of Nature
21st – It’s Spring!
28th – Buzz on Bees
*THURSDAY PROGRAM: 30th – Spring Surprise*

April

4th – Silly Seeds
11th – Beautiful Butterfly
18th – Pond Life
25th – Our Exciting Earth

May

2nd – Busy Bees
9th – Wiggling Worms
16th – Beautiful Blooms

 

The Peepers Blog

The 2016/17 Peepers pre-kindergarten program is underway! We have an exciting lineup of themes this season, from busy squirrels to jolly pumpkins and colorful trees, there are topics that all Conservation Kids will enjoy.

The Peepers program provides an ideal environment for those pivotal “first nature experiences”—the ones that last a lifetime and set children down a path of curiosity, empathy and wonder.  Offered every Tuesday throughout autumn and spring, the 90-minute nature programs include stories, crafts, music, and outdoor discovery activities.

Click on a link below to see what we’ve been up to!

Spring 2016 Blog Posts:

3/15 – Yucky Worms

3/08 – Getting a SENSE of Nature

2/09 – Beaver Fever

1/19 – Who’s in the Woods?

Fall 2015 Blog Posts:

12/8 – Friends in the Woods

12/1 – Evergreen Forever Green

11/24 – Turkey Talk

11/17 – Time to Sleep

11/10 – Whoo Whoo goes there? Owl Adventures

11/3 – Jolly Pumpkins

10/27 – Dem Bones, Dem Bones

10/20 – FALLing for Fruit

10/13 – Busy Little Squirrels

10/6 – Beautiful Birds

Spring 2015 Blog Posts:

1/13 – Sensing Snow

1/20 – Winter Hoppers

1/27 – Shadow Showdown

2/3 –  Where are all the Birds?!

2/10 – Active Winter Animals

2/17 – Hibernating Animals

2/24 – Little Stinkers

3/3 – Underwater Creatures

3/10 – Getting a SENSE of Nature

3/17 – Turtle Time!

3/24 – The Birds are Back!

3/31 – Signs of Spring #1

4/2 – Signs of Spring #2

4/7 – Spring in Bloom

4/14 – The Great Morel

4/21 – Our Exciting Earth!

4/28 – The Buzz on Bees!

5/5 – Ansty Ants

5/19 – Peepers in Full Bloom!

Fall 2014 Blog Posts:

9/16 – Fall Flowers

9/23 – Eight Legged Friends

9/30 – Magnificent Maples

10/7 – FALLing for Fruit

10/14 – Beneficial Bats

10/21 – Eyes On Owls

10/28 – Spooky Skeletons

11/4 – Jolly Pumpkins!

11/11 – Lets Get Squirrely!

11/18 – Turkey Talk

12/2 – Pine Cones

12/9 – Evergreens

Spring 2014 Blog Posts:

Meet the Peepers Staff!

1/14 – Sensing Snow

1/21 – Evergreens-Forever Green!

2/4 – Friends in Warm Places

2/11 – Winter Movers

2/18 – Snoozing Through Winter

2/25 – Getting a SENSE of Nature

3/4 – Fish Friends

3/11 – Fantastic Spring Flowers

3/18 – Ribbit, Ribbit!

3/25 – The Birds are Back!

4/1 – Signs of Spring #1

4/3 – Signs of Spring #2

4/8 – Ducks in a Row

4/15 – Hoppy, Floppy, Furry Friends

4/22 – Exciting Earth

4/29 – The Buzz on Bees

5/6 – Insects in the Air

5/13 – Pond Life