Little Naturalist Story Time - Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter | Kids Out and About Salt Lake City

Little Naturalist Story Time - Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter

*The event has already taken place on this date: Fri, 05/20/2022
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!

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January 7: Winter Weather

Bundle up to investigate the secrets of snow in this wintery session!

Blizzard by John Rocco


January 21: Life Cycles

Pull out your magnifying glasses to take a closer look at the life cycles of insects!

Pipsie Nature Detective: The Disappearing Caterpillar by Rick DeDonato


 February 4: Tracking Wildlife

What signs of wildlife can we look for on the snowy Preserve? Grab your snowshoes and become a winter detective! Snowshoes will be provided for participants and adult guardians.

Someone Walks By: The Wonders of Winter Wildlife by Polly Carlson-Voiles


February 18: Fantastic Frogs

Hop on over to this session as we explore the physical features frogs have that help them survive in a wetland!

A Frog Thing by Eric Drachman


March 4: Whoosh goes the Wind!

What's the difference between a breeze and a gust? Come find out as we experiment with wind!

Kate, Who Tamed the Wind by Liz Garton Scanlon


March 18: Sounds of Nature

Drip, drop, splish, splash - what other sounds can water make? Participants will use their sense of hearing to discover different sounds in nature.

Watersong by Tim McCanna and illustrated by Richard Smythe


April 8: Sensational Spring

Springtime is here! Get your hands dirty while learning about plants.

The Curious Garden by Peter Brown


April 22: Planet Protectors

Celebrate Earth Day with us as we learn how to protect and preserve the land around us!

Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth by Mary McKenna Siddals and illustrated by Ashley Wolff


May 6: Reptile Roundup

Slither to this session and meet live reptiles from guest presenter, Kim's Cold-Blooded Creatures.

Lizard from the Park by Mark Pett


May 20: Spiders are Special

Learn to love spiders as we discover the importance of these tiny friends!

I'm Trying to Love Spiders by Bethany Barton


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1258 Center Drive
Park City, UT, 84098
United States


Contact name: 
Brianna Cencak
Email address: 
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Cost is $4 per session for each youth participant (infants in arms are free).


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