Little Naturalists: Story Time at Swaner

Little Naturalists: Story Time at Swaner
1st and 3rd Monday of each Month (October-May)
10:00-11:00 am

Little Naturalists is a program that helps 3-5 year olds learn about and explstory timeore the natural world. On the first and third Monday of each month (October - May) children gather at Swaner EcoCenter to listen to a nature-themed story and participate in a related craft or activity. Example activities include snowshoeing while looking for animal tracks, learning about frog lifecycles while interacting with live tadpoles and adult frogs, making crafts from recycled materials, and much more!

Pre-registration for each program appreciated, but not required. $2.00 per family per program, or buy a $15.00 punch card good for 8 programs (only one punch card required per family). For more information or to register, please contact Katherine Veeder at 435-797-8942 or Katherine.veeder@usu.edu. Programs are held at the Swaner EcoCenter in Kimball Junction.

Program Dates and Story Line-Up for Fall/Winter 2013

October 7: Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert and Leaf Jumpers by Carole Gerber.  Recognize different leaf patterns by matching one half of a leaf to another.  Fall leaf printing activity.

October 21: Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper and From Seed to Pumpkin by Wendy Pfeffer. Decorate a pumpkin.

November 4: Looking for a Moose by Phyllis Root and If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff.  Make a moose refrigerator magnet for your fridge and take home some muffin recipes.owl program

November 18: Sometimes it’s Turkey, Sometimes it’s Feathers by Lorna and Lecia Balian.  Learn cool facts about turkeys and make your own turkey to take home.

December 2:  The Animals’ Winter Sleep by Lynda Graham-Barber and Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson.  Participate in an activity about animals that are seen in the winter.  Make a hibernating bear craft.

December 16: Moving Christmas by Brandon Camp and Santa Claus is Green by Alison Inches.  Make an ornament out of recycled magazines.

January 6: The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder by Mark Cassino and Snow is Falling by Franklyn M. Branley.  Look at up close pictures of snowflakes and make a snowflake craft.

January 20: Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan and Little Owl Lost by Chris Haughton.  Activity TBD.

Youth Programs at Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter are conducted in partnership with Utah State University Extension 4-H.