Knee High Naturalists

Hitchcock Nature Center, Pottawattamie County

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Young learners will get a hands-on nature experience during our new programming series, Knee High Naturalists.Join us as we kick off this new program on Saturday, May 11th at 2:30 p.m. at Hitchcock Nature Center. This new programming series is designed for children age 2 to 5 accompanied by an adult & is full of outdoor fun. 

Designed to increase engagement between young children and the natural world around them while adult caregivers take an active role in the program experience through shared exploration. Discovery sessions will be child led & provide time for shared learning & a bonding experience. During this program children with their adults will use their imaginations, play, construct, & create their own worlds using various materials during un-directed, child-led play time. This type of child-led, free-form experience has become limited during our structured lives and young children & adults alike benefit from the creative, inventive, & unstructured exploration. 

Cost is $3.00 per child, adults free, and includes admission to the park & all program materials. These programs are specifically designed for children age 2 to 5. Programs will be held at Hitchcock Nature Center on the second Saturday of the month, May through October at 2:30 p.m. Online pre-registration is required for these events as space is limited. For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283, registration will not be taken over the phone. 

2019 Knee High Naturalist Events:

Saturday, May 11th
Saturday, June 8th
Saturday, July 13th
Saturday, August 10th
Saturday, September 14th
Saturday, October 12th

This event is not pet friendly, please leave your dogs at home. Service animals are always welcome. Weather Permitting.

2019 Programs Sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation 

The Pottawattamie County Conservation Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status in its employment, programs, and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Human Resources Director 227 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501

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Knee High Naturalists


Saturday, May 11, 2019
2:30 PM


Hitchcock Nature Center
27792 Ski Hill Loop
Honey Creek, IA 51542
Rene Stroud
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Children - $3.00