Nature Programming

Little Sprouts Nature Discovery

Little Sprouts is a nature-based discovery program designed for preschool ages 2-5. Your little learner will have the opportunity to explore nature through various story-time and hands-on activities that will spark their curiosity! An adult must accompany children. Older siblings are welcome to register if they wish to participate. Please call our Administrative Office at (317) 858-4172 if you have an older sibling to register. $10 per child.

Birds of a Feather

Welcome to our preschool program all about birds! We will ignite curiosity and empathy through hands-on activities, story time, and outdoor adventures. Join us as we soar into a world of feathers and fun!
  • When: March 5, 10-11 a.m.
  • Location: Bundy Lodge (Arbuckle Acres Park)

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Fabulous Frogs

Dive into our preschool program focused on frogs! We will hop into hands-on activities, story time, and outdoor explorations sure to spark the curiosity of your little. Join us for a ribbiting adventure into the world of these fascinating amphibians!
  • When: March 19, 10-11 a.m.
  • Location: Bundy Lodge (Arbuckle Acres Park)

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Wondrous Weather

Step into our Little Sprouts program all about weather! Through fun activities and outdoor adventures, we ignite curiosity about the elements while nurturing a love for learning. Join us as we explore rainbows, clouds, and sunshine, sparking a fascination with the world around us!
  • When: April 9, 10-11 a.m.
  • Location: Bundy Lodge (Arbuckle Acres Park)

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Earth Day

Join our Little Sprouts Earth Day program! We inspire young minds through hands-on activities, nature walks, and eco-friendly crafts, fostering a deep connection to our planet. Let's celebrate together and sow the seeds of environmental stewardship in the hearts of our little ones!

  • When: April 23, 10-11 a.m.
  • Location: Bundy Lodge (Arbuckle Acres Park)

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Flowers and Friends

  • When: May 7, 10-11 a.m.
  • Location: Bundy Lodge (Arbuckle Acres Park)

Registration will open on March 1.

Mindfulness Hike

Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of nature as our naturalist leads you through a journey of mindfulness. This hike is more than just a walk; it's an opportunity to connect with the present moment, surrounded by the soothing sounds of the outdoors. Engage in mindful breathing, appreciate the rustling leaves, and find peace in each step. 

  • When: March 1, 10 a.m.
  • Location: Williams Park

Morning Bird Hike

Join our Naturalist on an early morning stroll through various trails. All birders are welcome, and binoculars are encouraged. Moderate hike on natural terrain. Free to attend.

March 16, 9 a.m. 

  • B&O Trailhead (Green St.)
  • Flat terrain on paved trail, limited parking

April 13, 8 a.m. 

  • Arbuckle Acres Park, Shelter 6
  • Flat terrain on paved trail

May 18, 8 a.m.

  • Virgil Park, Shelter
  • Flat terrain on paved trail network including boardwalks

Wildflower Hike

Step into a world of colors during our Wildflower Hike! Our naturalist will take you on an easy and fun adventure, pointing out different flowers and sharing cool facts. It's not just a walk- it's a chance to explore, enjoy fresh air, and see how many flowers you can find.

  • When: April 13, 11 a.m.
  • Location: Williams Park, Meet at Maple Ridge Trail

Fungi Foray

Embark on a fascinating journey into the enchanting world of mushrooms during our Fungi Foray! Join our naturalist as she leads you through the forest, unveiling the hidden treasures beneath the canopy. Learn about the diverse shapes, colors, and roles these mysterious mushrooms play in our ecosystem. Discover the magic beneath your feet and cultivate a newfound appreciation for the incredible diversity of nature on our Fungi Foray!

  • When: May 4, 11 a.m.
  • Location: Arbuckle Acres Park, Shelter 6