Ignite imagination

Blue Heron emphasizes sensory exploration in nature.

Safely play & learn outside by catching butterflies, building birds's nests, creating rock collections, and more!

Program Topics for pre-k to elementary:

Seeds

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Seeds can be soft, hard, sticky, smooth and many more textures! Search for seeds in the woodlands and meadows to form a small seed collection.

Flowers

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Native flowers and colors are abundant at Blue Heron! We'll touch, smell, and pick flowers to make a bouquet of colorful blossoms.

Plants

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Discover the different shapes and sizes of plants at the Preserve. Create a small plant press or leaf rubbing to take home.


Wildlife Walk

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Take a wildlife walk on the trails! Search for and draw plants, animals, and interesting bits of nature.

Bird Watching

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Sketch the birds of the Preserve as they fly, sing, eat, and nest to practice seeing patterns and colors.

Nest Making

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Nests are incredible examples of architecture! We'll observe and touch real nests to design and build our own from natural objects.


Fort Building

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Cooperation, gross-motor and fine-motor skills are all developed during this fun nature play program. Children love turning sticks into small homes!

Worms

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Get your hands dirty in our worm bin! We'll enjoy uncovering worms from under rocks and logs. We often get to feed them to our Eastern Box Turtles.

Insects

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Search the sky, poke at plants, and look under rocks for insects. Children will learn how to make small bug motels!


Mud Pies

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Mud Pies are a classic way to explore soil texture and composition. Come get muddy and learn why soil is so important!

Creek Walk

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Wade in the shallows of Nancy Creek! We'll look for wildlife within and around the creek.

*Creek Walks are weather dependent.

Rock Collecting

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Discover the geology of Georgia on a rock collecting hike! We'll sort our dazzling finds and start our own rock collections to take home.


Details & Pricing

Length: 90 minutes

Scheduling: You may choose any 90 minute period between 10am and 6pm, Monday-Sunday.

Topic Selection: Pick one of the topics listed above. Want something else? We will gladly design a program to fit your needs!

Pricing:

  • Groups of 45 or fewer: $10 per child, with a minimum of $75.00.

  • Groups of 46 to 90: $8 per child, with a minimum of $150.00.

  • Groups over 90: Please contact amy zvonar, education director. Larger groups need to schedule multiple field trip days.

  • Teachers, chaperones, and parking: Free

Reduced pricing is available upon request for groups with demonstrated financial need.

Ready to book? Have some questions?

Contact Amy Zvonar, Education Director: amyz@bhnp.org