Little Naturalist Story Time


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    Little Naturalist Story Time

    Little Naturalist

    October through May | Twice a month | 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 

    We are excited to welcome back our littlest explorers at Swaner! Little Naturalist is the perfect program for 3 to 5 year olds who are curious about animals, their habitats, the environment, and exploring nature.  Join us to read a specially selected nature-themed book, explore the natural world, and complete a craft.  Some favorites include snowshoeing on the Preserve, interacting with live reptiles and amphibians, upcycling old materials into fun creations, and much more! 

    Cost is $4.00/session per youth participant (infants in arms are free).

    Please dress appropriately for the weather that day!  

    Date/Theme Book

    October 8th: Welcome Fall!

    The weather is changing and so are things on the Preserve! Come collect evidence of the new season in this explorative session.

    Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

    by Kenard Pak

    October 22nd: Nocturnal Animals

    Nighttime doesn’t always mean sleep. Come find out how nocturnal animals use their senses in the dark!

    Little Owl’s Night

    by Divya Srinivasan

    November 5th: Busy Beavers

    What have the beavers at Swaner been up to? Find out in this session as we learn about beaver dams and their benefits!

    This session of Little Naturalist is FREE thanks to the Utah Department of Water Quality Nonpoint Source Management Program.

    Five Busy Beavers

    by Stella Partheniou Grasso

    November 19th: Slow and Steady

    How does being slow, weak, or small help an animal to survive? In this session, we will be learning about some of the animals featured in our Survival of the Slowest exhibit!

    "Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," said the Sloth

    by Eric Carle

    December 3rd: When Winter Comes

    Come find out how animals on the Swaner Preserve survive the harsh conditions of the winter season!

    Hibernation Station

    by Michelle Meadows and illustrated by Kurt Cyrus

    December 17th: Imagination Station

    Bring your creativity to this session as we learn how to turn everyday items into something new!

    The Most Magnificent Thing

    by Ashley Spires

    Brianna Cencak

     Name: Brianna Cencak

     Position: Youth Programs Coordinator


     Phone: 435-797-8938 

    Little Naturalist Read