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Thank you!  All of the programs are fantastic & you make them the BEST.  People here are top notch.

- Parent of Nature Arts class student

For our SUMMER DISCOVERY DAYS 2018 brochure
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Roaring Brook Nature Center's SUMMER 2018 Discovery Programs
offer your child a unique blend of education and recreation
that takes advantage of the curiosity and sense of wonder
that all children feel toward the natural world.  

Grade levels are those your child will enter in the fall

ONLINE REGISTRATION
Enrollment is limited; early registration is strongly recommended!
Please click on the links below to register for classes online.

Buds: Nature for Little Ones  (3 year olds)

Session I

Session II


Acorns: Pre-School  (4 & 5year olds)

Sprouts  (Kindergarten - Grade 1)

Saplings   (Grades 2, 3, & 4)

Mighty Oaks   (Grades 5 and up)

To register by mail for our SUMMER 2018 programs
please fill out
Registration & Medical forms below

REGISTRATION FORM (print version) 
Enrollment is limited; early registration is strongly recommended!
Full payment is required for all camp registrations

From May 1 to June 1 there is a $25 fee (per program) for cancellations

After June 1 there are no refunds for programs

MEDICAL FORM (mail in at least one week prior to program)

REFUND POLICY - If you find that your summer plans have changed,
please call us at your earliest convenience and
we will make every effort to reschedule your child to another class. 

Refunds are available only if your child's place
can be filled from our wait lists.


SCHOLARSHIPS

Roaring Brook Nature Center is currently accepting applications for the
Alison Gill & Beth Dal Negro summer program scholarships.
A limited number of partial scholarships are available
and will be awarded on the basis of need.
Application deadline is June 1

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM


Click here to learn about Summer programs offered in West Hartford at


Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday      
Time: 9:00 - 11:45am


Members: $90.00   Nonmembers: $105.00

Limit: 12 students

Participants should bring a snack and water daily
(NO peanut or nut products please)


    Monday - Thursday (except where noted)
    Time: 9:00 - NOON


    Members: $120.00 / Nonmembers: $140.00 (per program)
    Limit: 12 students

    Participants should bring a snack and water daily

    (NO peanut or nut products please)

    Click here to register

    Animal Babies (NEW)... June 18 – 21    
    Find out how different animals take care of their young. Look at nests, eggs, tadpoles and much more!

    Toad-ley Awesome!... June 25 – 28    
    Search the forests, streams and ponds for toads, frogs and their cousins the salamanders! Where do they live? What are they doing on these summer days?

    Forest Fantasies (NEW)... July 2, 3, 5 & 6 (No class on July 4th)
    Fairies, gnomes, elves, and trolls. Find out about the “whimsical creatures” that might be hidden in the forest! What kind of homes should we build for them?

    Dig It!... July 9 - 12    
    Let’s go digging outside and see what is happening in the world beneath our feet. With magnifiers and tools we will head out and explore what lives in the soil.

    Life Under a Log... July 16 - 19    
    Is anybody home? Explore the mysteries that are hidden beneath a log and on the forest floor.

    MIGHTY Minis (NEW)... July 23 - 26 
    The strongest creatures in the world are often the smallest, but they are the most unknown. Let’s discover this MIGHTY world of tiny creatures.

    Growing up WILD!... July 30 - August 2    
    Let’s use our critical thinking skills to build forts in the forest and our imaginations to make mud pies! Let’s learn about the world around us through fun, hands-on activities.

    SPLISH & SPLASH (NEW)... August 6 - 9    
    Water, water everywhere! Where does it come from, where does it go? Enjoy a week of explorations in the ponds, rivers and streams!

    Butterfly Bonanza... August 13- 16    
    Experience the magical journey from caterpillar to butterfly! Search far and wide for eggs, caterpillars, butterflies and moths!

    Click here to register



 

Each week offers a theme around which activities have been developed.
P
rograms include short hikes, games, stories, crafts and 
visits with the Nature Center's animals.


  Monday through Friday
Time: 9 am - Noon
 
       
Members $150.00 / Nonmembers: $170.00 per program
Limit: 15 students

Participants should bring a snack and water daily
(NO peanut or nut products please)

Click here to register

Creepy Critters... June 25 - 29    
Some creatures just look odd or behave in weird ways. Let’s learn a little more about them and find out that they are not so creepy after all.

Hoot and Howl! (NEW)... July 2, 3, 5 & 6 (No class on July 4th)   
What made that sound? This week we will discover the sounds of the WILD! Why do animals sing?
4-Day Class Cost: $120 Members; $140 Non-members

Rockin’ Rocks... July 9 - 13    
Calling all rock hounds!  Jump into rocks and minerals with this rockin’ good camp. We’ll start a collection, make fossils, create sculptures, and even make musical instruments to sing some rockin’ good tunes.

Busy Beavers... July 16 - 20    
Busy, busy beavers let’s get to work! Did you know that a beaver is a fantastic architect and engineer? Let’s look at a beaver’s talents & try to impress them with ours!

Trail Blazers... July 23 - 27     
Take to the trails for a grand exploration! Let’s follow our curiosity and search for animal signs, watch for birds, and peek at plants.

Fish, Frogs & Polliwogs... July 30 - August 3    
Get our boots and buckets ready and head to the streams and ponds! Discover the mysterious world below the surface. Who lives there and what do they look like?

May the Forest be With You!... August 6 - 10    
Find your “force” and the forces of nature! Join us for exciting science experiments, magnets, volcanic eruptions, and much, much more!

Where the Wild Things Are! (NEW)... August 13 - 17    
Let’s take to the forests, fields, streams and ponds and search for the “Wild Things” that live in these different habitats!


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Programs for youngsters with a developing interest in the natural world

Monday through Friday (except as noted below)
Time: 9:00 am - Noon

Members: $150.00 / Nonmembers: $170.00 per program

Limit: 15 students

Participants should bring a snack and drink daily
(NO peanut or nut products please) 

Click here to register

COOL, COLD Creatures! (NEW)... June 25 – 29
From massive prehistoric creatures to bizarre animals found today, we’ll take a closer look at extinct, rare and unusual reptiles, fish and amphibians from around the world.

Survival in the Wilderness I... July 2, 3, 5 & 6 (No class on July 4th)
What would you do if you were lost in the woods? How would you find and make your own shelter? Discover how people and animals develop skills to survive in the wild.
4-Day Class Cost: $120 Members; $140 Non-members

Note:  Survival I and II are similar classes

ZOO-ology MANIA! (NEW)... July 9 – 13
The natural world is an exciting place full of bizarre adaptations! This week we will be exploring the unique world of animal and plant defenses; feet, teeth and claws.

Naturally Creative... July 16 – 20
Designed to help students interpret what they see in the natural world in an artful way. Paint, draw, sculpt and more using as many natural materials as possible.
ART SHOW: Friday at 11:45 am for family members and friends!

Survival in the Wilderness II... July 23 - 27
What would you do if you were lost in the woods? How would you find and make your own shelter? Discover how people and animals develop skills to survive in the wild.
Note:  Survival I and II are similar classes

Indian Woods Wisdom... July 30 – August 3
Step back in time and discover what life was like 600 years ago for the Native Americans who lived here. Learn how to build shelters, make tools, and more.

Nature All STARS! (NEW)... August 6 - 10
Jump into this week of nature sports! Test your athleticism with bear crawls, crab soccer, ant strength challenges and much, much more!

H2-Whoa! A World of Water... August 13 – 17
Did you know that a single drop of water (H20) contains thousands of living things? We’ll go from puddles to streams to ponds in search of the creatures that inhabit this wet and wonderful world!

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Designed for the student with a high degree of interest in the natural world,
the programs include field trips to other natural areas in Connecticut.


Unless otherwise noted, these programs will consist of
three half-day and two full day programs.
9am - Noon (Monday - Wednesday) / 9am - 3:30pm (Thursday - Friday)


Members: $240       Nonmembers: $275
(except as noted)

Bring a snack & water. For all-day classes, participants should also bring lunch.
(NO peanut or nut products please)

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Chasing Dragons...June 25 – 29     Grade 5 & up
CT’s only program on our fastest-flying insects, it combines natural history, physical fitness and hand-eye coordination as we attempt to “catch” these prehistoric creatures and add to CT’s dragonfly database.

Naturalist in Training (NEW)...July 2 and 3
NOTE: Class runs from 9—3:30 pm (Monday & Tuesday)
Spend two full days birding, identifying, hiking and exploring the outdoor world. Find out what it means to be a Naturalist and the skills needed.
2-Day Class Cost: $135 Members, $150 Non-Members

Saving CT’s Wildlife (NEW)...July 5 and 6
NOTE: Class runs from 9—3:30 pm (Thursday & Friday)
How do we help protect CT’s wildlife? Discover the world of conservation and different steps we can take to preserve out native animals and their habitats.
2-Day Class Cost: $135 Members, $150 Non-Members

Junior Vets I...July 9 - 13
Interested in animals or becoming a vet or wildlife rehabilitator when you grow up? Join us to learn about caring for exotic animals and wildlife. Take an in depth look at what it means to be an animal caretaker.
Note: Junior Vets I and II are similar classes

Explorations I...July 16 - 20
An active week of hiking, canoeing the Farmington River, exploring tidal salt marshes and more.

Reptiles & Amphibians...July 23 - 27
NOTE: Class runs from 9 - Noon (Monday - Friday)
Get ready to look for and learn about frogs, salamanders, turtles and snakes. This program includes short field trips to local natural areas.
Members: $150.00 Nonmembers: $170.00

Junior Vets II...July 30—August 3
Interested in animals or becoming a vet or wildlife rehabilitator when you grow up? Join us to learn about caring for exotic animals and wildlife. Take an in depth look at what it means to be an animal caretaker.
Note: Junior Vets I and II are similar classes

Farmington River Ramblin'...August 6 - 10
Find out about the wildlife, ecology and history of the Farmington River. Includes a series of short field trips, plus an all-day canoe trip.

Explorations II... August 13 – 17
Another week of exciting field trips to CT’s unique natural areas. Includes opportunities for hiking, canoeing and wildlife observation.

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