Forest Kindergarten

Thursdays 3:15 - 4:45 PM

Friends of Rye Nature Center's Forest Kindergarten program is based on Swiss concepts and the principles of place-based education to encourage children's connection with the natural world and nurture their curiosities.

Some examples of activities and lessons include learning the basics of tools, practicing survival situation essentials, foraging basics, and more!

This class will be held entirely outside in our outdoor classroom area and the Nature Center grounds, with the exception of extreme weather, wind, or thunderstorms. Children should come equipped with warm/waterproof clothing and footwear every day.


Environmental Science club

Sixth and Seventh Grade

Tuesdays 3:15 - 4:45 PM

Join Henry Myers for a seasonal exploration of Rye Nature Center. Weekly sessions will tackle local environmental problems as well as teach students to become better stewards of the earth.

Activities will include animal care, survival skills, American eel monitoring, box turtle tracking, and much more!

Pre-registration required. Snacks included!